PSA: Ilocos Norte is Open to NCR Tourists Again; Here’s What You Need to Know

More locations to add to your bucket list!
by | September 29, 2021

Confident to travel again? As more Filipinos get fully vaccinated, different provinces in Luzon are slowly reopening to tourists from other regions, helping the tourism and travel industries bounce back from the pandemic. As of September 24, 2021, Ilocos Norte is open to tourists from NCR and its neighboring provinces again.


Ilocos Norte opens to tourists again

Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in March, Ilocos Norte closed its triage to tourists from NCR and other neighboring provinces including Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal, and Cavite. But as of September 24, 2021, Ilocos Norte Tourism announced the reopening of the province to guests from these locations, giving Pinoys more options for their next long weekend or holiday getaway.

If you plan on driving up North and visiting popular destinations like Laoag and Pagudpud, here are important information to take note of:


What are the travel requirements?

To ensure a hassle-free and responsible travel, here are the Ilocos Norte travel requirements as of September 24, 2021:

  1. Registration at
  2. Confirmed booking from Accredited Accommodation or Travel Agency. Check the list here.
  3. QR Code from Safe Pass
  4. Negative COVID-19 Test result; maybe an RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours, antigen test taken within 24 hours before travel, or an antigen test taken upon arrival

For inquiries, call Ilocos Norte’s Tourist Triage hotlines at 09088108636 | 09088108607 | 09088108603.



Who is eligible for travel to Ilocos Norte?

If you’re coming from a Level 4 location, all individuals are eligible except for persons below 18 years old and above 65 years old, with health risks, and pregnant women.

For tourists coming from locations under GCQ or MGCQ or Alert Levels 1,2,3, all individuals are eligible for travel.



For more information and updates regarding travel requirements, follow Ilocos Norte Tourism on Facebook. Travel safely and responsibly!


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