2021 SAN VICENTE PALAWAN TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

San Vicente Palawan is now accepting domestic tourists.  This place is one of my favorite travel destinations in the Philippines.  If you are planning to travel to Palawan soon, here’s the updated San Vicente Palawan travel requirements for 2021.

If you are not a tourist, I also included a list of travel requirements below for San Vicente Palawan for locally stranded individuals (LSI), returning overseas Filipinos (RFO), inbound residents, outbound residents, and authorized persons outside residence (APOR) including deliveries of goods.


HOW TO GET TO SAN VICENTE PALAWAN


 Before we discuss the San Vicente Palawan travel requirements, here’s how to get to San Vicente Palawan.

Manila to San Vicente, Palawan

1.Pre-Covid, there are direct flights to San Vicente, Palawan, however, it’s currently unavailable. In case it is open again in the future, you may fly from Manila to San Vicente Airport. Travel time is roughly 50 minutes.

MANILA TO SAN VICENTE FLIGHTS: SEARCH HERE

2. At San Vicente Palawan Airport, you can ride a tricycle to San Vicente proper or to your hotel/resort.


Manila to Puerto Princesa to San Vicente

 1.You can fly from Manila to Puerto Princesa International Airport. This is your best bet right now, since there’s currently no available flight to San Vicente, Palawan.

MANILA TO PUERTO PRINCESA FLIGHTS: SEARCH HERE

1.From Puerto Princesa International Airport, you may take a tricycle to San Jose Terminal. From there, take a van to San Vicente Palawan. Travel time is roughly 3.5 hours.

Alternatively, if you book a van through the link below, there’s a free pick-up at Puerto Princesa International Airport. The van can take you directly to San Vicente Palawan.

VAN FROM PUERTO PRINCESA TO SAN VICENTE: BOOK HERE

 

Cebu to Puerto Princesa to San Vicente Palawan

1.If you are coming from Cebu, you may fly from Mactan-Cebu International Airport (Terminal 1) to Puerto Princesa International Airport on certain days.  The schedule is not every day, though. So, best to check the flight schedules.

CEBU TO PUERTO PRINCESA: SEARCH FLIGH HERE

 

2.At Puerto Princesa International Airport, hop on a tricycle to San Jose Terminal. Then, take a van to San Vicente Palawan. Travel time is roughly 3.5 hours.

Alternatively, if you book a van through the link above (See #2 above), there’s a free pick-up at Puerto Princesa International Airport. The van can take you directly to San Vicente Palawan.

 

Sunset in San Vicente Palawan


SAN VICENTE PALAWAN TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS


 

DOMESTIC TOURISTS TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

For Domestic Travelers, meaning, if you are not coming from Palawan, instead, you are traveling from others parts of the Philippines, here are the travel requirements:

1.Negative RT-PCR Test Result or Negative Saliva Test.  Must be taken within 48 hours before departure. The RT-PCR Test must be from a DOH Accredited Lab, while the Saliva Test should be from Red Cross.

You can book your RT-PCR Test HERE.

 

2.Hotel Booking.  You must have a copy of a DOT accredited accommodation and TIEZA Licensed Accommodations. You can search and book your San Vicente Palawan Hotels, resorts, guesthouse below.

Here’s a list of TIEZA Licensed Accommodations in San Vicente and Port Barton, Palawan:

 

3.RETURN TICKET.  If you are coming from other parts of the Philippines, you must present a return ticket.  Unfortunately, right now, I tried searching for flights to San Vicente, Palawan, but there’s none available. Your next option is to fly to Puerto Princesa International Airport in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, then ride a van to San Vicente, Palawan. Travel time is roughly 3.5 hours.

Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa: SEARCH HERE

Van from Puerto Princesa to San Vicente Palawan: RESERVE HERE

*If you’re flying to Puerto Princesa, there’s a free airport pick-up if you book the van above. You’ll be taken from Puerto Princesa Airport to San Vicente Palawan.

4.TRAVEL ITINERARY. You must be able to present your travel itinerary. You can check out my detailed San Vicente Palawan travel blog through the link below. I also wrote a sample San Vicente Palawan itinerary below.

ALSO READ: SAN VICENTE PALAWAN TRAVEL GUIDE + ITINERARY

5. S-PASS QR Code. Sign up and register at S-Pass.Ph. Fill out the form, and submit the requirements. Once approved, you should receive the S-Pass QR Code that you need to print or download and present upon entry.

6.Valid ID. You must present a valid government-issued ID such as passport, driver’s license, etc.

7. Fill out the Responsible Tourist Pledge form. CLICK HERE.


LOCAL TOURISTS TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS


If you are a local tourist, meaning, you are based in San Vicente Palawan, here’s a list of travel requirements:

1. NEGATIVE ANTIGEN RESULT. Must be taken within 24 hours before departure. Fully vaccinated local tourists are exempted. But you must present a vaccination card.

2. HOTEL BOOKING. You must present a copy your pre-booked accommodation.

3. VALID ID. You must present a valid government-issued ID such as passport, driver’s license, etc.

4. TOUR ITINERARY. See the link of my comprehensive San Vicente Palawan itinerary above. You can also check out my simplified San Vicente Palawan travel itinerary below.

RELATED POST: THINGS TO DO IN SAN VICENTE, PALAWAN 

 

5.SUBMIT THE RESPONSIBLE VISITOR’S PLEDGE. Fill out and submit the Responsible Visitor’s Pledge HERE. 

 


SAMPLE SAN VICENTE PALAWAN TRAVEL ITINERARY


Inaladelan Island, Port Barton

DAY 1SAN VICENTE LAND TOUR
09:00 AMDepart Manila
10:20 AMArrival at Puerto Princesa International Airport
Present travel requirements
11:00 AMVan to San Vicente, Palawan RESERVE HERE
02:30 PMArrival at hotel in San Vicente BOOK HOTEL HERE
Check-in.
Late lunch.
03:30 PMSAN VICENTE LAND TOUR. BOOK HERE or hire a motorcycle
San Vicente Church and Municipal Hall
Long Beach and other San Vicente Beaches
05:30 PMSunset at Bato ni NingNing
06:30 PMBack to hotel.
Dinner
09:00 PMSleep
DAY 2PORT BARTON ISLAND HOPPING
9:00 AMStart of island hopping in Port Barton. BOOK HERE 
12:00 PMLunch (included in the island-hopping package)
04:00 PMEnd of Port Barton island hopping.
05:00 PMWatch sunset
06:00 PMDinner
09:00 PMLights out
DAY 3DEPARTURE
Hotel check-out
Return flight or proceed to next destination. El Nido or Puerto Princesa

 

 IMPORTANT:

  • For more details, you may contact the following San Vicente Hotline Numbers: 0933 360 7715, 0923 723 0204, 0998 956 7552.
  • You may also contact Palawan EOC hotline numbers: 0917 119 7036, 0910 535 0572, 0965 966 5314
  • Better yet, contact SAN VICENTE PALAWAN TOURISM OFFICE:
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Phone Numbers: 0999 400 1454 (Smart), 0917 854 4481 (Globe), 0912 575 3279

 


TRAVEL ADVISORY:

  • Those who choose to travel are strongly advised to check the local government’s restrictions and health protocols regarding Covid-19. Please consider your health condition before traveling.
  • The information above may change without prior notice, please double check with the respective LGU.
  • It’s important to have internet connection while traveling in San Vicente and the rest of Palawan. Not all accommodations here have Wi-Fi, so, best to have your own internet data or rent a pocket Wi-Fi through the link below.

 TRAVEL WIFI: RESERVE HERE

PORT BARTON PALAWAN UNDERWATER


SAN VICENTE PALAWAN TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS FOR

NON-TOURISTS


As promised, for those traveling to San Vicente Palawan who are not tourists, here are the travel requirements for 2021:

San Vicente Palawan Travel Requirements for Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI) and Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF):

 1.Negative RT-PCR Test. Must be taken within 48 hours prior to departure (DOH-Accredited)

2.Quarantine and Negative Antigen Test. Facility-based quarantine for 7 days, with Antigen-testing after 7 days

3.Valid ID. Proof of Identification and residency.

 


 

San Vicente Palawan Travel Requirements for Employees of Local Government and National Government Based in San Vicente

 1.Approved Travel Order

2.Valid Government ID

3.Mandatory Antigen Test after 5 days upon return.

 


 

San Vicente Palawan Travel Requirements for APOR (Government and Private Personnel)

 

1.Valid ID.  Present your valid Government-issued ID or company ID.

2.Travel Order. Present an approved Travel Order or Mission Order.

3.Name Listed on Passenger Manifest.

4.Negative Antigen Test. This is for APOR within Palawan only. Must be taken within 24 hours prior to travel.

5.Negative RT-PCR Test. This is for APOR outside Palawan only. RT-PCR Test must be extracted within 48 hours prior to departure from an accredited DOH Laboratory.

6. 7 Day Facility-Based Quarantine. This is for APOR from outside Palawan only, who are staying beyond 7 days

7. S-Pass QR Code. This is for APOR outside Palawan only. Must sign up and register at S-Pass.Ph. Once approved, download or print the S-Pass QR Code.

 


DELIVERIES OF OUTSIDE GOODS, INCLUDING SHOPPING:

1.Valid ID. Valid government-issued ID or company ID.

2.Negative Antigen Test Result. Must be valid within 7 days from date of testing.

3.Pass Slip. Must present a Pass Slip from MEEDO authorizing entry and exit within the same day.

4.Health Clearance. Present a health clearance issued by a government doctor when staying overnight.


San Vicente Palawan Travel Requirements for Inbound Residents

 

1.Negative Antigen Test.  This is required except for roundtrip travel and able to return before 10:00 PM on the same day.

2.Valid ID. You must present a proof of identification and residency.

3.Name listed in passenger manifest.

4.Pass Slip. Present a copy of pass slip.

5.Health Clearance.  Must be issued within 24 hours. You can get this at the Barangay Health Center of your place of origin.

*Note that persons coming from critical zones aren’t allowed in San Vicente, Palawan until the declaration as critical zone is lifted.


San Vicente Palawan Travel Requirements for Outbound Residents

1.Pass Slip. Must present an approved pass slip from MEEDO or check point.

2.Valid ID. Proof of identification and residence.

3.Name must be listed on the Passenger Manifest.

Kayaking in the mangrove forest


 

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