What to Prepare When Traveling to Boracay


To ensure a worry-free beach holiday, Kindly secure the following  requirements needed by the Boracay local government unit when traveling to the island:

  1. Tourists of all ages who are coming from MECQ and GCQ areas with Alert Level 4 status or lower are allowed to travel to Boracay. (Click here for more details on the Alert Level System). These include fully-vaccinated individuals who are over 65 years old, fully-vaccinated individuals with comorbidities or immunodeficiencies, fully-vaccinated pregnant women and children under 18 years old who are accompanied by an adult.
  2. Please proceed to any DOH accredited testing center for your RT-PCR test. Please note that the test (extraction date) should be taken 72 hours prior to your flight to Boracay for this to be valid. Should you need assistance in booking an appointment for your RT-PCR test schedule, please contact our Reservations Team at reservations@dsb.discovery.com.ph.

Alternatively, an RT-PCR Saliva test may be done with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) or laboratories accredited by both the Department of Health (DOH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). You may book your test via PRC’s website. Please remember to follow their guidelines:

          • Be at the appointment venue 15 minutes before the scheduled time to give time for verification and the security check.
          • Have your proof of payment with you during the test.
          • Remember to wear a face mask and face shield and bring a pen.
          • Do not eat, drink, gargle, smoke or vape for 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment. Do not wear lipstick to the test.
          • Submit at least 1 mL of saliva sample that has no discoloration.
  • 3. Secure your S-Pass
      • For a video tutorial, click here.
      • Visit the S-Pass website.
        • Sign-in using your mobile number
        • From the menu list, click “Are you Traveling?”
        • Answer the questions and click “Apply for Travel Coordination Permit” (TPP) at the bottom of the page.
          • Choose Aklan (as province) and Malay (as LGU).
        • Fill up the information required and click submit
        • Save the Travel Pass in PDF format as you will need to attach this via email. You can likewise print the form.
        • For multiple applications, you may use the same account and procedures. Please ensure to change the name of the guests when filling up the form.
  • 4. Please visit https://touristboracay.com and fill up the Online Health Declaration form a day before your trip to Boracay. Please do not forget to choose Boracay in the “Where To” page.
  • 5. Fill out required fields and click submit. Please do not leave any fields blank. You may put N/A if item is not applicable.
  • 6. Once submitted, a confirmation with instructions will be provided.
  • 7. Save a copy of the Health Declaration Form (HDC) on your smartphone or if using a computer, please have a copy printed.
  • 8. Kindly send the following documents to touristboracay@gmail.com prior to your visit to Boracay with the email subject: OHDC-Family Name, First Name
    1. Health Declaration Form (HDC)
    2. Copy of the Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Negative Result (should be valid 48 hours prior to arrival in Boracay). Please contact our Reservations Team to know about the resort’s partnered testing centers and other RT-PCR test arrangements
    3. Copy of Booking Confirmation from the hotel
    4. Valid ID with address from MGCQ, GCQ and Alert Levels 1 to 4 areas or Barangay Certificate
    5. Copy of your S-Pass

9. A response will be received less than a day after the submission.

    • If response is successful or approved, a copy of Health Declaration Form with Tourist QR Code will be provided. Please keep a copy of the Tourist QR Code and other documents because these will be presented to authorities at the borders / airport for scanning and verification.
    • If response is unsuccessful, resubmission of requirements or clarification may be required


For a smooth and quick check-in process, please share the following information with our Reservations Team at reservations@dsb.discovery.com.ph, prior to your arrival:

  • Full name of all guests
  • Date(s) of birth
  • Address and contact details
  • Arrival and departure details

Important Reminder:  Falsification of travel documents, including RT-PCR test results is punishable by law under Republic Act 11332.  Let’s work together to help curb Covid-19. Let’s promote safe travels to protect the health and safety of everyone in the island.



  • Passengers are required to wear face masks and face shields before entering the airport terminal.
  • Passengers should follow all the guidelines on social distancing, proper hand hygiene, temperature check and Health Declaration requirements
  • At the arrival area, passengers should keep their documents (such as a copy of the RT-PCR Negative Result, printed or screenshot of the HDC, booking confirmation from the hotel and government issued ID) handy as these will be validated at the Border Control Counters
  • Guests of Discovery Shores Boracay should line up line up at the Southwest / Transportation lane to have their QR code scanned. They should inform the personnel at the counter that they are guests of Discovery Shores Boracay and that the resort will provide their transportation from the airport to the jetty port.



  • Guests are required to wear face masks and face shields, observe social distancing and proper hand hygiene at all times.
  • As a requirement of the Department of Health, all guests are required to fill-up the Health Declaration form via StaySafe.ph (https://www.staysafe.ph/) by scanning the QR Code by the resort entrance. Alternatively, guests may also download the app by scanning the QR Codes below.



  1. All airport passengers coming from any terminal in the Philippines are required to use the Traze Contact Tracing mobile app upon entry to the airport, as mandated by the Department of Transportation (Philippines). Please download and register an account in the Traze contact tracing app prior to arrival at the airport. The app is downloadable in App Store, Google Play, App Gallery and Galaxy Store.
  2. Testing is a requirement before a tourist can fly to Boracay. Only those who received a negative RT-PCR test result within seventy-two (72) hours prior to the date of travel, shall be allowed to travel to the tourist destination. All travelers shall be strongly advised to observe strict quarantine immediately after undergoing the test until the date of travel to the island. Travelers aged 2 years old and below are not required to undergo RT-PCR testing.
  3. Room sharing is only allowed for  couples or family members who share the same household. All guests shall be required to present a government or company ID with the guest’s residential address. Co-mingling with other groups other than one’s own family or group shall be strictly prohibited.
  4. All are required to wear face mask and face shield at all times (except when dining, drinking or when inside the guestroom).
  5. Body temperature will be checked at the entrance. Only those who are cleared during screening shall be allowed to enter.







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  • BEST HOTEL IN BORACAY… NO, BEST HOTEL IN THE PHILIPPINES! Discovery Shores Boracay is Filipino hospitality at its best. Having been to different hotels in the world, I have never found a hotel where you feel the same level of hospitality, service and care from every staff member you meet. It’s beyond feeling at home.”

    Ramins, Tripadvisor

  • MOST BEAUTIFUL HOTEL EVER! This hotel is just wow. Everything in this hotel is amazing, the food, the service, the beach, the rooms, everything just wow. The Rooms are so comfortable, very clean, and the bed is a dream.”

    Mari B, Tripadvisor

  • THE BEST RESORT ON THE ISLAND. We have been to many resorts on Boracay, but this is the best by far. The staff are very accommodating, very nice. Kids have a kids room and an activity every 4pm. There are free snacks and snow cones poolside the whole day. The rooms are comfy and cold. The food is yummy. Definitely worth the price!”

    Xavier P, Tripadvisor

  • OUTSTANDING! You just have to experience it! Great location on Station 1, beside White Beach. Great design, superb service. The Sunsets are amazing and can’t be described, you have to experience it.”

    Engentravel, Tripadvisor