2021 Guide to Entering Siargao

Updated: October 13, 2021.

A summary of Main Documentary Requirements


1. RT-PCR negative result (nose or saliva) taken within 48 hours from arrival

2. Valid ID with address

3. For tourist invited by local resident:

- Acceptance letter issued by the mayor of your destination city or municipality

For tourist not invited by local resident/ walk-in tourists:

- Booking confirmation from DOT- accredited establishments for at least 2 nights

4. S-Pass Registration


Step by step:


Step 1: Book your Flight


Choose your flight dates and book your ticket. Take a screenshot of the flight details, you will need this later.


You can enter Siargao through Sayak Airport (Siargao) and Surigao Airport.


Step 2: Book your Accommodation


You have a lot of options when it comes to accommodations in Siargao. Make a reservation for a minimum of two (2) nights at a DOT-accredited accommodation.


IMPORTANT LINK: Complete List of DOT-Accredited accommodation in Siargao


Step 3: Get Swab or Saliva Test

You can choose between a saliva or a nose swab RT-PCR test. Go to an accredited RT-PCR swab center or Philippine Red Cross (PRC) for the Saliva-based RT-PCR Test.


Test prices vary from 2,000- 5,000. There are also drive-thru options that are relatively safe because you stay within the confines of your own vehicle.


IMPORTANT LINK: Complete List of DOH-accredited testing facilities

Philippine Red Cross (Saliva Test)


NOTE: Children below 17 years old and below are exempted from presentation of negative result on Swab or Saliva RT-PCR Test.


Step 4: Wait for your test results


Depending on the testing center, results take anywhere between 12 hours to 48 hours to get released. You will usually get your results through email! Make sure the email address you provided is very clear.


Step 5: Register for an S-Pass


Apply for an S-Pass (Safe, Swift and Smart Passage) before traveling to Siargao.


IMPORTANT LINK: Register for S-Pass


Step 6: Get your e-HEALTH Pass


You also need to register for an e-HEALTH Pass. This will serve as your entry pass to Siargao and all of the island's establishments.


You will be asked to enter your basic information and fill out a health declaration form. The form will look like this:

After you've filled out the form, click 'Generate' to get your QR code.

IMPORTANT LINK: Get e-HEALTH Pass


Step 7: Email your travel requirements


Remember the confirmation bookings and documents you saved in Steps 1 to 6?


1. Screenshot of Flight details

2. Negative PCR-Test Result taken within 48 hours from arrival

3. Valid ID with address

4. Copy of PENDING S-Pass application

5. e-HEALTH Pass with QR Code

6. For tourist invited by local resident:

- Acceptance letter issued by the Mayor of your destination city or municipality

For tourist not invited by local resident/ walk-in tourists:

- Booking confirmation from DOT-accredited establishments for at least 2 nights

7. Acceptance Letter (If destination is General Luna)


Prepare all the documents listed above in soft copy format and email to sdntourism@gmail.com


Step 8: Wait for the approval of your travel application


Wait for the email if your application to travel is approved. You will get a reply within the day you sent your email.


Step 9: Pack-up and Enjoy!


Print out your e-HEALTH Pass, approved travel application, flight documents and accommodation bookings. Don’t forget your valid ID as well. Voila, you are all set to travel!


NOTE: If you’re planning to stay more than five days, note that you are required to undergo an Antigen test at your own expense on the fifth day.



Source: Official Facebook page of Siargao Tourism Assistance Center (Siargao Tourism Assistance Center | Facebook)

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