COVID Batanes Travel Requirements – Arriving Local Passengers

COVID Batanes Travel Requirements – Arriving Local Passengers: This is the updated advisory for local or domestic passengers arriving at Basco Airport (BSO). If you’re looking for more information about COVID travel requirements in going to Basco and the Province of Batanes, we’ve got you covered!

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Travel Permission and Community Level Alert

Updated: May 15, 2022
Alert Level 1: May 16 to 31, 2022

Here are the health and COVID Batanes travel requirements:

All Inbound Passengers
(Returning Residents, APORs, LSIs, Returning Patients)
– Valid ID
– Letter/ Certificate of Acceptance
– Approved S-PASS 
Philippine Airlines Travel Advisory

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COVID Batanes Travel Requirements according to Philippine Airlines Advisory:

INBOUND PASSENGERS (Returning Residents, APORs, LSIs. Returning Patients)

  • Valid ID
  • Letter/ Certificate of Acceptance 
    • Certificate of Acceptance (COA) is required upon booking a flight. To apply for a COA, the following information must be submitted to the official facebook page of Basco Travel Acceptance
      • Hometown / Assigned Municipality 
      • Complete name
      • Purpose of Travel to Basco 
      • Intended Airline 
      • Name of Hotel Quarantine Facility (if non, you will be assigned in a government quarantine facility) 
      • Work/Travel Order from your agency/company (applicable for government and private employee) 
      • Age, Birthday and Gender 
      • Contact Information 
      • Address in Batanes 
      • Address in the point of Origin 
      • Vaccination Card 
      •  Line of Work  
  • Approved S-PASS 

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COVID Batanes Travel Requirements for Arriving Local Passengers Disclaimer: Please note that there may be multiple travel requirements for each destination on national and provincial levels. These rules are subject to change by the issuing local government authority and are issued for our passengers and the public’s safety. As these requirements may change at short notice, the advisories above serve as a general guide.

Philippine Airlines’ Disclaimer: Per PAL’s Conditions of Carriage, the passenger is solely responsible for verifying and complying with all applicable government laws/regulations of all destinations/countries to be flown from, to, or through. PAL shall not be liable for the passenger’s failure to comply with said laws/regulations, or for any aid or information given here or by a PAL agent or employee in connection with said laws/regulations.

About Batanes:

The province of Batanes is an archipelagic province in the Philippines, part of the Cagayan Valley. It is considered to be the northernmost province in the country and the smallest both in terms of population and land area. Basco, located on Batan Island, is the capital.

Batanes is notable for its breathtaking vistas of nature’s marvels such as vast rolling hills, breathtaking cliffs and beaches, magnificent lighthouses, lovely views of the Pacific Ocean, and the most caring people you’ll ever meet.

The island group is located about 162 kilometers north of the Luzon mainland and approximately 190 kilometers south of Taiwan (Pingtung County), separated from the Babuyan Islands of Cagayan Province by the Balintang Channel, Taiwan, by the Bashi Channel, and Taiwan by the Bashi Channel.

Since 2001, the government has been working on the site’s inscription, creating museums and conservation efforts. Since 2012, the Philippine government has included seven intangible cultural heritage components in its initial inventory. The elements are currently being considered for inclusion in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.

The population of Batanes in the 2020 census was 18,831 people, with a density of 86 inhabitants per square kilometer or 220 inhabitants per square mile. The Ivatans are the indigenous people of Batanes who share ancient cultural and linguistic roots with the Babuyan on Babuyan Island and Tao people of Orchid Island.

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