If you are itching to travel locally and thinking where to go, driving up north might be something you can consider. Requirements are not that complicated anymore plus there are less tourists now compared to pre-covid times so you’d be able to enjoy your trip more.

Here are the requirements:

  • RT PCR test result taken in no more than 72 hours from time of entry in Ilocos Norte (saliva RT PCR is acceptable as long as it’s administered by Red Cross)
  • Confirmed booking accommodation from one of the accredited hotel or resorts
  • Booking confirmation from one of the accredited travel agencies in Ilocos Norte (only applicable if you are going on tours)
  • QR code generated from SafePass (location ID will come from your hotel or resort)
  • Travel pass registration at https://ilocosnorte.ph

Where to stay:

Our family stayed at Casa Consuelo, a beachfront resort located near the Blue Lagoon. Saud Beach Resort, known as the Boracay of the North, is also a good option especially if you want easy access to a white sand beach.

What to do or where to go? Here’s a sample itinerary.

On our way up north, we passed through more than 3 checkpoints so always keep your valid IDs, hotel booking confirmation, and RT PCR test results handy. As long as you have complete requirements, you will be able to pass through without a hitch.

Safe travels!