covid-19 guidelines

Tourists Allowed in Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Norte is now open to all Philippine residents. Tourists are only allowed to visit accredited tourism sites and facilities. Check out the following safety guidelines and let’s keep our travels safe, sure, and responsible.

(Effective March 4, 2021, subject to revisions when necessary)


All Luzon residents are welcome for leisure vacation in Ilocos Norte.


All Ages

All ages with no underlying health conditions or comorbities



With confirmed bookings for staycation, you may book your hotel directly.



Tourist must be pre-registered at with a valid SafePass and QR Code.

Before travel


For Staycation

Book your stay only with accredited accommodation establishments. For Staycation with Tour, plan your tours only with accredited travel agents or tour operators.

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Get Tested

Tourists from GCQ & MGCQ Areas Requiring Special Attention: RT-PCR taken within 72 hours or Antigen test upon arrival.Tourists from MGCQ: Antigen test upon arrival.
Proceed to Tourist Triage for validation of health declaration and other documents and issuance of Tourist Triage Card.


Pre-register Travel

Pre-register your travel at, then secure a SafePass QR code at SafePass Portal app or on FB Messenger. Bring your original travel documents, test result, and ID. Travel safely and stop only at designated DOT pit stops for essential purposes.NEW GUIDELINES FOR TOURISTS VISITING ILOCOS NORTE
(Effective March 4, 2021, subject to revisions when necessary)

Upon Arrival


SafePass QR code

Present SafePas QR code and documents at the borders, gateways, and tourist triages. At the triages, tourists must follow procedures including testing.

Upon Clearance

Upon Clearance, tourists will have an updated account profile in the OVRS and will be able to proceed to their pre-booked hotel.

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COVID-19 Positive

If tourists turn out to be positive, they will be subjected to health protocols and managed by health officials. Tourists who underwent RT-PCR upon arrival must limit movement.

During Check-in


Present QR Code

Present QR Code for digital check-in and scanning whenever tourist go in and out of the hotel or resort.

Temperature Checks

Temperature checks, sanitation, and other health protocols must be followed whenever tourists come back to the hotel or resort.

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Tour Guides

Tourists are not allowed to leave their accommodation without a DOT-accredited tour operator or guide.