Local officials in Coron, Palawan decided to ease travel restrictions start Dec. 1 for leisure-seeking travelers with ages 15 to 65 years under a test-before-travel policy.
“We’re grateful for the decision of the local government officials and tourism stakeholders of Coron to finally welcome local visitors from all over the country. This will further help the tourism community of Palawan thrive during this time and bring back lost jobs to tourism workers,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
Known for the iconic Twin Lagoon, Coron emerged as a popular site in Palawan because of its World War II wreck diving spots, beautiful rock formations and unbelievably clear waters such as those found in Kayangan Lake. Tourists can take a break at the Maniquit Hot Springs or watch the sunset from the top of Mt. Tapyas.
Tourists are required to first acquire a negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction result within 72 hours before entering Coron. They should also have a pre-arranged booking at DOT-certified accommodation establishments and tour operators, as tour packages and travel itineraries need to be booked in advance.