2022 DUMAGUETE  AND NEGROS ORIENTAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Dumaguete is now accepting tourists, and there’s good news for fully-vaccinated tourists, RT-PCR Test is no longer required! That will save a few bucks when traveling to Dumaguete and Negros Oriental. To help you plan your trip to Dumaguete, here’s a list of Dumaguete and Negros Oriental travel requirements for 2022.

 


DUMAGUETE TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR FULLY VACCINATED TOURISTS


  • Valid Government-Issued ID.  You must present a valid government issued ID, such as driver’s license, passport, Senior Citizen ID, etc. Make sure it’s not yet expired.
  •  Vaccination Card/Vaccination Certificate. Fully vaccinated tourist must present a vaccination card with QR Code or with contact details of your City Health Office (CHO)/Municipality Health Unit (MHU) as it is needed for the validation of your vaccination card. If your vaccination card doesn’t have a QR Code or contact details, then, you must present a valid Vaccination Certificate from DOH, DICT. You can do this by downloading the vaccination certificate through the following website, vaxcert.doh.gov.ph.
  • Photocopy of both Requirements. Make sure to bring a photocopy of both your valid ID and vaccination card/vaccination certificate with your contact information because this will be given to the border control authorities upon your arrival for contact tracing purposes.

 

IMPORTANT:

Fully vaccinated means it’s been 2 weeks or more since you’ve received the 2nd dose of a 2-dose series vaccine (e.g, Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca, Sinovac/Coronavac, Sinopharm) or it’s been 2 weeks since you’ve been injected with a single dose vaccine (e.g., Janssen, Sputnik V Light).

Vaccination Certificate is only required for Fully Vaccinated Tourists with Vaccination Card that doesn’t have a QR Code or contact details of the City Health Office (CHO)/Municipality Health Unit (MHU). If your Vaccination Card has a QR Code or contact details of the CHO or MHU, then the vaccination card will suffice, no need for the vaccination certificate.

 


DUMAGUETE TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR UNVACCINATED OR PARTIALLY VACCINATED TOURISTS


 

  • Valid Government-Issued ID.  You must present a valid (not expired) government issued ID, such as passport, driver’s license, SSS Card, Senior Citizen ID, etc.
  • Negative Antigen Test.  It must be from a DOH-accredited laboratory issued within 48 hours before your departure.
  • Photocopy of both Requirements. Bring a photocopy of both your valid ID and vaccination card/vaccination certificate with your contact information and hand it to the border control authorities upon your arrival for contact tracing purposes.

Important:

 Do not present a fake ID, vaccination card or vaccination certificate, or fake antigen test result. Visitors who will present fake/falsified documents shall be dealt with applicable laws, ordinances, and guidelines.

Negros Oriental island hopping boat


HOW TO GET TO DUMAGUETE

By Air

  •  Manila to Dumaguete Flights

 There are daily flights from Manila to Dumaguete City (Dumaguete-Sibulan Airport).

MANILA- DUMAGUETE FLIGHTS: BOOK HERE

 

  • Cebu to Dumaguete Flights

Flights from Cebu to Dumaguete via Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines will resume on January 2022.


 By Sea

  •  MANILA TO DUMAGUETE BY FERRY

 2GoTravel has highspeed ferry from Manila to Dumaguete.  The ferry leaves every Monday 7:00 PM at Pier 4 in Manila and arrives in Dumaguete at 12:30 AM on Wednesday.  You can check out the rates and book tickets through the link below.

MANILA- DUMAGUETE FERRY: BOOK HERE

 

  •  CEBU TO DUMAGUETE BY FERRY

 There are ferries from Cebu to Dumaguete.   Fare is approximately ₱1,600 ($32) for Open Air or Tourist Class and ₱2,400 ($48) for Business Class.

 CEBU – DUMAGUETE FERRY : RESERVE HERE

 

  • BOHOL TO DUMAGUETE  BY FERRY 

 From Tagbilaran, Bohol, you can ride the fast craft/ferry to Dumaguete City. However, currently, it’s been cancelled due to non-issuance of clearance from IATF Negros Oriental.

BOHOL – DUMAGUETE FERRY: BOOK HERE

 

  • SIQUIJOR TO DUMAGUETE FERRY

 From Siquijor, there are fast craft/ferry bound for Dumaguete City. Travel time is about 50 minutes.

 

  • DAPITAN TO DUMAGUETE FERRY

There are ferries that ply between Dapitan and Dumaguete.  Travel time is roughly 3-4 hours. I’ve tried this a few times before and they’re pretty safe.


BY LAND

  • CEBU TO DUMAGUETE BY BUS

 From Cebu South Bus Terminal, take a Ceres bus bound for Dumaguete City. Travel time is roughly 6 hours and fare is about ₱360 ($7). That’s ₱275 (Ceres Bus) + ₱85 (Ferry).

  •  BACOLOD TO DUMAGUETE BY BUS

 Take a Ceres bus bound for Dumaguete City at South Ceres Terminal in Bacolod City.

 
getting around Dumaguete


GETTING AROUND DUMAGUETE


From Dumaguete-Sibulan Airport take a tricycle or cab to downtown Dumaguete. There are also multi-cabs outside the airport en route to the city center.

If coming from Dumaguete Port, it’s walking distance to Dumaguete City proper.  But if you are carrying heavy bags, just ride a tricycle to your hotel or destination.


WHERE TO STAY IN DUMAGUETE

 

 

 

 

 

 
Negros Oriental: Twin Lakes


DUMAGUETE TOURS

For first timers in Dumaguete and Negros Oriental, here’s a list of some of the best tours in the province:

 
Red Falls in Negros Oriental


DUMAGUETE ITINERARY

 

DAY 1DUMAGUETE CITY TOUR + TWIN LAKES TOUR
09:00 AMDepart for Balinsasayao Twin Lakes.
Explore Twin Lakes
11:00 AMHead back to Dumaguete
12:00 PMLunch
01:00 PMHead to Casaroro Falls + Pulang Bato Falls + Red Hot Spring
03:30 PMETD Dumaguete City
Explore Dumaguete
06:00 PMBack to hotel. Freshen up.
07:00 PMDinner.
DAY 2BAIS DOLPHIN WATCHING + MANJUYOD SANDBAR TOUR
06:00 AMHead to Capinahan Wharf
09:00 AMIsland hopping: Talabong Mangrove + Dolphin Watching + Manjuyod Sandbar
03:00 PMETD Dumaguete
07:00 PMDinner. Buy souvenir.
Lights out.
DAY 3APO ISLAND
07:00 AMHead to Apo Island.
09:00 AMApo Island tour.
03:00 PMETD Dumaguete
07:00 PMDinner
DAY 4DEPARTURE

 

ALSO READ: DUMAGUETE CITY TRAVEL GUIDE + ITINERARY

 

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