Boracay Travel Guide 2022, Team Uy Travels

Boracay Travel Guide 2022: How to get your Tourist QR Code (Updated)

Last December, we went to Boracay to celebrate my birthday and it was AMAZING!

But before all the tanning and swimming, I tell you that the process of getting a QR Code for Tourist is kind of strenuous but it is manageable when you have all the documents and requirements.

Boracay Travel Guide 2022, Team Uy Travels
Boracay Travel Guide 2022, Team Uy Travels

In this blog, I will discuss how a tourist from outside Aklan can enter the paradise island of Boracay. And with the onset of Omicron spread in the country, Aklan is now implementing new guidelines. (as of January 6, 2022).

So here is the step by step procedure for your Boracay Travel

1. Secure a flight booking

Before you can even register as a tourist, you must have a plane ticket or itinerary receipt from airlines (arrival and departure). This will determine how many days you are going stay in Boracay. The Malay Tourism Office requires a valid plane or sea travel ticket from the travelers to ensure that the tourists can travel in and out of the island.

2. Book a hotel room reservation

Yes, you need an advanced booking of hotel accommodation if you are not planning to stay with a relative in Aklan. With this, it is expected that your hotel, inn or condotel will also closely coordinate with the Tourism Office to help your Tourism code validation.

3. Prepare your travel documents

Get your passport ready because you will be needing it when you fill up the Health Declaration Form by Tourist Boracay. But just in case, you don’t have one, you can still use your senior citizen’s ID, SSS, Tin ID or any Government issued ID as an alternative.

4. Undergo RT-PCR (Swab Test) IMPORTANT!

Due to the spike of Covid-19 cases in the country, STARTING JANUARY 9, ALL tourists (adults or minors 2yo above), vaccinated or unvaccinated) will be required to present NEGATIVE RT-PCR results. Only infants are exempted from getting swab test.

Extraction must be done within 72 hours or 3 days to the flight schedule. Regardless whether you are vaccinated, partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, you must secure a Negative Swab Result. So, if you haven’t secured your QR Code, you will need to do the test.

5. Fill up the Health Declaration Form

Visit the official website of Tourist Boracay and input your contact details including your itinerary and booking details. You can only access the date 4 days within or on the date of your flight schedule.

Below is the sample of Health Declaration Form. Take note that your Negative SWAB Test result should be uploaded along with your Vax Cert if you are vaccinated.

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Tips for easier QR Code generation

  • Take note that you must not leave any blank space.
  • Put NA if your answer is not applicable.
  • When you upload your documents, rename it to easily locating from your drive folders and for the Tourism Office easier review of your documents.
  • Do not put space in between words of your file name. You can put underscore “_” to separate words
  • Some choices are on default mode like the section in the “Travel Details” with default option of “Sea”
  • Make sure that the details you put in the form are same with the documents (Hotel Reservation file, Flight Itinerary file, etc.)
  • In case you don’t have a passport, upload a government-issued ID such as Senior Citizen ID, Tin ID, SSS ID, Voter’s ID, Driver’s License ID, etc.
  • For minors, you can upload a PSA certified Birth Certificate. I will discuss the requirements later
  • As much as possible, make your file as small as you can with maximum size of 2 MB per file so you won’t encounter problems on uploading your documents.
  • If it is taking longer to upload a file, try to refresh the site.

Once you are done with the details and you got checkmarks on your file uploads, input the captcha code and submit. You will be redirected to another page like the one below with your QR Code.

SAMPLE QR CODE for Boracay Tourist, Team Uy Travels
SAMPLE QR CODE for Boracay Tourist, Team Uy Travels

You can also click the “Preview & Screenshot OHDC” to see the details of your form with your QR Code. This is what we presented on the airport and Caticlan port.

Health Declaration Card Sample, Team Uy Travels
Health Declaration Card Sample, Team Uy Travels

I suggest that you print out or get hard copies of these:

  • OHDC with QR Code
  • passport or valid gov’t issued ID
  • Hotel reservation email copy
  • Flight itinerary receipt
  • Vaccination Certificate (For vaccinated adults and teens)
  • RT-PCR Negative Result Certificate (saliva, nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal) with date of extraction within 72 hours to date of travel

Unvaccinated Tourist

If you have a friend or relative who hasn’t been vaccinated but wants to explore Boracay, he/she can also visit the island by presenting a negative RT-PCR results (Swab test result) within 3 days before the flight. On the Health Declaration Form, upload the scanned copy of his/her swab test result on the VaxCErt/Vaccination Certificate/RT-PCR section.

Upload your Swab test result here, Team Uy Travels
Upload your Swab test result here, Team Uy Travels

Make sure they have printed copies of these

  • OHDC with QR Code
  • passport or valid gov’t issued ID
  • Hotel reservation email copy
  • Flight itinerary receipt
  • RT-PCR Negative Result Certificate (saliva, nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal) with date of extraction within 72 hours to date of travel

Minors

Those coming from Alert Level 3 areas should weigh their options on whether to bring or not their kids. Under Alert Level 3, local government units may implement “reasonable restrictions” on intrazonal and interzonal travel for those who don’t belong to APOR.

In case you decide to travel with kids, Tourism Boracay will ask additional requirements from your end as their guardian/parents.

For non-schooling minors, you can upload a birth certificate or passport on the “ID/Passport” section. Accomplish the Certificate of Undertaking Travelling with Minors from here. 

Here is a sample of the accomplished form.

CERTIFICATE OF UNDERTAKING TRAVELLING WITH MINORS sample, Team Uy Travels
CERTIFICATE OF UNDERTAKING TRAVELLING WITH MINORS sample

For minors, bring hard copies of these documents

  • OHDC with QR Code
  • passport or valid gov’t issued ID/ Birth certificate
  • Hotel reservation email copy
  • Flight itinerary receipt
  • Certificate of Undertaking Travelling with Minors
  • RT-PCR Negative Result Certificate (saliva, nasopharyngeal or oropharyngeal) with date of extraction within 72 hours to date of travel

Your OHDC QR Code is auto-generated and in case there is an issue on your documents or details, a tourist validator will immediately contact you for further questions. You can also reach the Tourist Boracay Office through their hotlines and socials.

travelinfo@aklan.gov.ph or touristboracay@gmail.com

Travel Info Aklan Assistance Center:
09398780715
09755809013
09958500585

If you wish to extend your stay in Boracay, you must notify the Tourism office ahead of time and send an email of a new booking slip to touristboracay@gmail.com 

Your OHDC QR Code will expire twelve (12) hours from your accommodation checkout time.

 

ISSUE ON VALIDATION OF QR CODE

In our case, our QR Codes were not fully validated when we checked on the website and the site indicates that our codes were still under review before our flight. We called the Aklan Tourism Office to request for validation and they courteously answered that the our codes were good as validated as long as there were no “X” marks on our status.

For the itinerary and trips about our recent Boracay trip, I will write them down on my next blog.

P.S. as of this moment, Aklan has implemented additional requirement for tourist which is the presentation of Negative Swab Result.  For clarifications, kindly call the Tourist Boracay hotlines stated above.

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Owen Ponce says:

    So nice to see all about this blog ! So accurate and detailed information guide for us ! Very appreciative about this thank you for sharing this with us

  2. Jenny Labutap says:

    Thank you for sharing this blog po talagang malaking tulong po ito kung paano ang pag process ng mga document para maka punta sa boracay 🥰👍👍

  3. lilay says:

    Hi! Are children 12 below and Seniors still allowed to go to Boracay as tourist?

    1. Catha says:

      Technically, they are still allowed. But they need negative swab test except for infants. But there are some airlines and hotels who dont allow minors during Alert level 3

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