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Coron Palawan Awaits Your Return! Tourist Requirements and Guidelines | COVID-19 New Normal

Coron Tourist Requirements and Guidelines | COVID-19 New Normal - Coron, Palawan awaits your return to its magnificent limestone rock formations and stunning lagoons as it opens for domestic travel on December 1, 2020. Watch this video with the approved health and safety guidelines to ensure your #SafeTrip to this beautiful island!

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Approved Guidelines and Protocols for prospective visitors to Coron, Palawan under the new normal and will be effective starting December 1, 2020. Please note that the facts contained herein are up to date as of posting - Coron Palawan Travel Guide: Island Tours + Hotels + COVID-19 Travel Requirements

Discover the beautiful island of Coron, Palawan. Find out the best time to go, how to go, top tourist spots, where to stay, and how to plan an itinerary with this video travel guide. 

There’s more to Palawan than just the world-famous islands and beaches of El Nido and Underground River in Puerto Princesa. Coron is a tropical island in the province of Palawan in the Philippines.

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Coron, officially the Municipality of Coron (Tagalog: Bayan ng Coron)

Coron is best known for world-class World War II-era wreck diving, the island also offers limestone karst landscapes, beautiful beaches, crystal-clear freshwater lakes, and shallow-water coral reefs.

1. Who are allowed to go to Coron?

Coron in Palawan is currently open only to residents and tourists coming from the Calamian Group of Islands (Busuanga, Culion, Linapacan, and Coron). It will be open to domestic tourists from anywhere in the Philippines starting December 1, 2020.

2. What are the entry points in Coron?

Domestic tourists can only enter Palawan via Puerto Princesa International Airport and via Busuanga Airport.

3. What travel requirements do you need to prepare?

Here are the requirements that you need to prepare before going to Coron: 

Secure a negative RT-PCR test result

The IATF has authorized a test-before-travel requirement. All domestic tourists must secure a negative RTD test or RT-PCR test prior to travel. 

DIYs and day tours are not allowed

Domestic tourists can visit some of Coron’s top sites with a Department of Tourism (DOT)-accredited travel agency or tour operator. Do-it-Yourself (DIY) or day tours are not allowed. Guests are also required to stay at DOT-accredited accommodations only.

Valid Identification Requirements

Tourists from Calamian Islands between 21 and 60 years old must secure a permit from the Philippine Coast Guard station and must have valid identification documents to present. The guidelines for all domestic tourists in the Philippines are yet to be announced.

Observe strict quarantine

Tourists must follow strict quarantine protocols until their travel date. This includes wearing face masks, face shields, practicing proper social distancing and regular sanitizing of hands.

4. What are the guidelines and protocols to follow when you're in Coron?

Once you're in Coron, make sure you follow these safety protocols:

Minimum health standards: Mask and face shield

Tourists must wear face masks, face shields, wash hands frequently and practice social distancing especially in public sites This is to help combat the spread of COVID-19.

Transport protocols

Both drivers and passengers must follow the “no face shield, no mask, no ride” policy, This includes public transportation in Coron like jeepneys, tricycles, and many more. Boats only allow 50 percent of its capacity. These essential protocols must be followed to contain the spread of COVID-19 disease.

Dining protocols

There are restaurants and dining establishments in Coron that offer dine-in facilities. Food establishments and restaurants must abide by the health and safety regulations and guests are expected to follow dining procedures.

5. What activities can you do in Coron during quarantine?

Don't miss the chance to enjoy the tourist spots of Coron, which includes stunning lakes, caves, beaches, and other sites like Kayangan Lake, Twin Lagoon, and Barracuda Lake.

Island tours

Coron can only accommodate 250 tourists per day only. Travelers must provide identification documents and get a permit from the local Philippine Coast Guard station. 

Tours in Coron can only be done with assistance from a DOT-accredited tour operator.

Diving tours

Dive sites in Coron require a negative RT-PCR test result. 30 scuba divers will be accommodated on a daily basis. Renting of scuba diving suits is not allowed.

Travel health protocols

Tourists must comply with health protocols such as wearing face masks, face shields, and practicing social distancing in these tourist attractions.

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