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There’s no surprise that a majority of the people living in NCR Plus are eager to get away and have a vacation. It’s no surprise either that most of them would choose to go and visit the very famous Boracay. 

With its reopening for tourists coming from the provinces included in NCR Plus last June, Boracay has seen positive impacts on its local tourism. 


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“As of June 27, the island welcomed 23,599 tourists. Of the total number, 20,625 or 87% came from NCR-plus. Open accommodation establishments reached 273 as of June 24, 2021,” OIC Regional Director of DOT Region VI, Tin Mansinares stated. 

Because of this, the DOT Region VI office would be launching three products in collaboration with the Municipality of Malay this year as part of the island’s recovery plan. 

“One is the Wellness Workation Program that will offer the island as a new ‘office space’ and a wellness retreat destination at the same time. It will induce longer tourist stay and promote sustainable activities on the island,” Mansinares said.

“We will also have the Boracay Biking Tour Program that will showcase the scenic terrain of the island. Lastly, the Food Crawl Program that will showcase both the iconic food of Boracay and the international cuisines that are available on the island,” she added.

Since late last year, the island has been visited by several office workers from NCR for a “workation”. And it’s due to this that some accommodations in Boracay shifted into offering long-term stays for those who want to work away from their homes. 


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Boracay Travel Guidelines

If you’re planning to travel to Boracay soon, there are certain travel measures and guidelines you should need to know. 

  • Negative RT-PCR Test Result or Saliva based RT-PCR Test Result with 72 hours validity from the time of extraction to date of travel provided that only those test result processed by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) or laboratories accredited by both Department of Health (DOH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    • Exemption: children aged two (2) years and below

  • Confirmed booking from DOT-accredited establishments

  • Register online as tourist for the Health Declaration Card with QR code available on: aklan.gov.ph or touristboracay.com. The QR code is a mandatory pre-boarding requirement. NO QR CODE, NO ACCEPTANCE

    • REMINDER: The Tourist QR Code has an expiry of twelve (12) hours from the checkout time. If pax is extending their stay in Boracay Island, they should send an email of a new booking slip showing the extension to touristboracay@gmail.com before their original checkout time.

  • Approved S-Pass Registration (https://s-pass.ph)

  • Government-issued ID 

  • Round Trip ticket

NOTE: For tourists traveling by air, only Caticlan Airport in Caticlan shall be the port of entry and exit to Boracay, thus KALIBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT shall only cater to Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF), Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI), Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) and other emergency travelers.

Source: Philippine Airlines

Excited to spend some time in Boracay? Consider staying in these HygienePass Certified RedDoorz’ Hotels.

RedDoorz Premium @ Nigi Nigi Nu Noos Station 2 Boracay


Station 2 Beachfront, Balabag, Malay, Aklan, 5608 Boracay, Philippines

RedDoorz Plus @ Secret Garden Boracay


Bulabog, Barangay Balabag, Bulabog Beach, Boracay Island, 5608 Aklan, Philippines

Planning to visit this top beach destination soon? Consider staying in any of RedDoorz hotels within Boracay. Our hotels within the province are located near most of these restaurants including these places on this list, making your trip easier and better. Plus, with our HygienePass certification, you can rest assure that you and your family are safe during this time. 

For the most comfortable stays at budget-friendly prices, choose RedDoorz. Book your stay by visiting our website and downloading our mobile application now!

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