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Last updated: 3 December 2021

Leisure travelers are now welcome again in Ilocos Sur. In accordance to the Executive Order No.31, tourism activities in this Region 1 province has resumed. But like other destinations in the Philippines that has reopened to tourists, health and safety protocols are still in place.

Tourists are required to prepare and submit necessary documents prior to their intended travel date to be allowed entry. Along with the other provinces in Region 1, Ilocos Sur is using the Tara Na! website where visitors can check the required documents they need and schedule their travel. This is also where you can generate a QR Code that is essential when you visit the province.

In this post, you’ll find out what you need to prepare for your trip if you’re planning to visit Ilocos Sur.

1. Book a tour with a DOT-Accredited Travel Agency or Tour Operator.

Tourists visiting Ilocos Sur must have a pre-booked tour with an accredited tour operator or travel agency. This is to help manage and monitor the limited operating capacity of the tourists spots.

Below is the list of the authorized travel and tour companies with which you can book a tour.

  • Aboex Travel and Tours
    karen_aboextravel@yahoo.com
  • Happy Juanderer Travel Inc.
    happyjuanderer@gmail.com
  • Heritage Amazing Tours and Travel
    heritage_amazing_tours@yahoo.com
  • Rychella Travel and Tours
    rychellatravel@yahoo.com.ph
  • Wonderview Travel and Transport Services
    wonderviewtravelandtransport@gmail.com

2. Complete the requirements.

Note: Tourists from areas under Alert Level 5 are NOT ALLOWED.

For Fully Vaccinated Travelers

Fully vaccinated travelers coming from areas under Alert Levels 1-3 must present the following:

  • Valid ID
  • Covid-19 Vaccination Card
  • Booking confirmation with accredited hotel or agent
  • S-Pass TCP (Travel Coordination Permit). Here’s how to get a TCP!

Children 17 years and below, whether vaccinated or not, as long as they are accompanied by fully vaccinated adults, are treated as fully vaccinated.

For Unvaccinated / Partially Vaccinated Travelers

  • Valid ID
  • Negative Antigen test result, issued within 24 hours prior to entry. (For frequent border crossers, antigen test result is valid for 14 days.)
  • Booking confirmation with accredited hotel or agent
  • S-Pass TCP (Travel Coordination Permit). Here’s how to get a TCP!

NOTE: Although the S-Pass TCP is not included in the Dec 1 list published by the official Ilocos Sur Tourism page, it is included in the December 3 list published by PIA-Ilocos Sur. Just secure one to be on the safe side.


3. Apply for a Tourist Pass at Tara Na! Visita.

To apply for a Tourist Pass, you must sign up for a Tara Na! VISITA account first. You can register here.

After creating an account, you need to submit the details of your trip and schedule your visit. You must do this at least 5 days prior to your intended travel date.

If you want a step-by-step guide on how to create an account and schedule your visit, READ: HOW TO GET A TOURIST PASS VIA TARA NA!


4. Save or print your QR Coded Tourist Pass.

Once you have a Tara Na! VISITA account, download and save or print your QR Tourist Pass (QTP). Make sure to keep this with you at all times when you travel to Ilocos Sur.



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Tristan

Allowed po ba DIY travellers?

Avery

How about po dun sa may pagistay-an na place pero not hotel’s or what? Ksi may friend kmi sa Ilocos and dun kmi magstay? Do we still need to secure ung booking of hotel and tours?