Albay (includes Legazpi): Domestic tourists are welcome. For more on visitor requirements in Baguio, please see our Baguio travel guide. Aurora Baler (Open to residents only) Domestic travelers from the GCQ and MGCQ zones with a negative RT-PCR test, confirmed booking, valid ID, health certificate, travel authorisation, and Get-Pass QR Code can visit Bataan. Those without any of these documents will not be allowed entry.
There is no specific quarantine requirement for visitors entering from other countries. However, since this is an emerging infection, we recommend that you follow general hygiene practices to protect yourself and your family.
The best time to visit Bataan is between April and October. The island's climate is generally consistent throughout these months. The temperature varies significantly depending on the season - it can get as low as 10 degrees Celsius in January but often reaches 40 degrees Celsius by August.
Bataan is one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines. It has pristine beaches, tall mountains, and rich biodiversity. The island is famous for its pine trees, which cover nearly 70 percent of its area. There are also large numbers of coconut palms, banana plants, and rice fields on the island.
The most popular destinations on Bataan are located in the north: Mount Batulao, Palisades Park, and Paoay River Valley. The south side of the island is less visited but offers many hiking trails.
For the time being, only inhabitants of Region 1 and Baguio City are permitted to visit the province for leisure and tourism. Tourists from Luzon, however, will be permitted to enter La Union beginning April 5, 2021, subject to compliance with the province's new tourism criteria. The new guidelines include a limit of 10 percent occupancy for hotels, 15 percent for guesthouses, and no more than two occupants per room.
The new regulations also require that all tourists entering the province must complete a health questionnaire and have their temperatures taken upon arrival. Those found to be infected with or carrying the coronavirus will not be allowed to enter the country. For those who have traveled to regions where the virus is prevalent (such as China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and most of Europe), there is an added layer of precaution that can be taken by following quarantine procedures once arriving in La Union.
In addition, all passengers departing the Philippines are required to complete a self-declaration form online at the Department of Health (DOH) website. Those who fail to do so will not be allowed to board their flights.
If you plan to visit the province, it's best to wait until its residents and tourists are allowed to travel again. The DOH has not announced any dates for this to happen but it could be sooner rather than later.
TACLOBAN CITY, PHILIPPINES – In light of the increasing coronavirus illness 2019 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) and surrounding areas, the local authority here has once again prohibited the admission of tourists from "high-risk" districts. These include Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Macau -- as well as countries including China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
The declaration came on Thursday after a meeting of city officials to discuss measures aimed at containing the spread of the virus. The NCR has been under a state of emergency since March 13 when the first case was reported.
Of the total number of cases in the region, about 300 are considered critical. The majority of them are Chinese citizens who were traveling on direct flights from Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province where the outbreak began last year.
The new ban will be effective from Friday until further notice. Tour operators have already felt its impact with some visitors canceling their trips to the city. However, most hotels in Tacloban remain open even if they receive no guests because they cannot afford to close down operation during this time.
Tacloban is among the cities that received many victims of super typhoon Yolanda in 2013. Over 600 people lost their lives then and many others were left homeless.
As long as you have a valid Pakistan visa, you may enter Gilgit-Baltistan with ease. There are regular flights from Islamabad to Skardu and from Peshawar to Abbottabad.
The region is well connected to the rest of Pakistan by road. The Karakoram Highway connects Gilgit with Kashgar in China while the Indus River provides easy access to India. The nearest airport is in Skardu. There are also daily flights between Islamabad and Skardu.
In conclusion, Gilgit-Baltistan is easily accessible and has much to offer tourists who want to explore this beautiful region.