Traveling to Dumaguete City (Requirements & Regulations) 2021

Traveling to Dumaguete City

Requirements & Regulations – 2022

Traveling to Dumaguete City for local tourists, OWF, & Non-OWF just got easier! You can enter Dumaguete City with just 2 easy steps. As stated under the National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 101, local travelers will no longer need testing and quarantine. This is unless the LGU of destination will say otherwise. Make sure that you follow all health protocols such as wearing of face mask/ face shield and practice of social distancing. Make sure to wash hands with soap and water or sanitize with alcohol.

Dumaguete City Emergency Operations Center (as of September 30, 2021)
Globe: 0945 661 1978 — Smart 0961 524 6296

Contact numbers may change without prior notice.

STEPS TO ENTER DUMAGUETE CITY:

Returning Local Resident, ROF, OFW, Government Employee/ Official Uniformed Personnel, Workers, Special Resident Retiree’s Visa Holder, Tourist, Visitor, DFA/PRC/NBI/ Medical Appointment)

Step 1. Prepare Requirements.

FULLY VACCINATED travelers:

1. An original copy of the vaccination card with certification duly issued by the local vaccination center or Vaccination Certificate from the DICT.
2. Any government-issued ID.
3. A photocopy of both the vaccination card with certification duly issued by the local vaccination center or Vaccination Certificate from the DICT, and the government-issued ID bearing the traveler’s contact information number for contact tracing purposes.

A Vaccination Certificate is only required for those vaccination cards without QR codes or without contact details of your City Health Office (CHO)/Municipal Health Unit (MHU); it is needed for validation of vaccination card details. Requirements: Vaccination Card, 1 Valid ID & Cellphone Number

City Health Office (Head: Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla)
City Hall Compound Colon Street, Contact (035) 422-0798 or 225- 2535

UNVACCINATED Travelers:

1. Any government-issued ID.
2. A NON-REACTIVE or NEGATIVE ANTIGEN test results valid within 48 hours after the release of the result.
3. A photocopy of both the government-issued ID and the NEGATIVE ANTIGEN test result, together on one page, bearing the traveler’s contact information number.

Step 2. Coordinate with your LGU of destination / Dumaguete Tourism Office. Traveler shall INFORM through various means of communication such as text, call, electronic mail and messenger, etc., the LGU of final destination of his or her travel. (as stated under Section 3. of Provincial Executive Order 43, Series of 2021)

NOTE: Children below 11 years old will only need to present their birth certificates. Children 11 years old and above will need a negative antigen test.

When traveling to Dumaguete, make sure to contact your Local Government Unit of origin before contacting the Dumaguete City Tourism Office.

Here are  the travel requirements for other destinations in Negros Oriental.

Dumaguete.com is a private run website, sharing information we gathered from the offices.
We are NOT any LGU office!
For ANY question, get in touch with your respective LGU office!

52 replies
  1. Tina
    Tina says:

    Hello, ask kolang po, Kung galing kabankalan going dumaguete ano po requirement kc Punta lng po ako dfa for appointment renewal passport this may.

    Reply
    • Rosario - DC-Team
      Rosario - DC-Team says:

      Hello,
      thanks for your comment.
      Did you actually read the article and/or watched the video? If so, which part of the really simple process did you have problems understanding? Please describe your problems in detail, so we can help you.

      Reply
      • Enzo
        Enzo says:

        Good day,
        Tanong ko lang po if same requirements po ba sa mga bata below 2 years old. Negative Swab test result and spass registration.
        Thank you.

        Reply
  2. Mara Cabana
    Mara Cabana says:

    Good morning
    I’m from Cagayan de Oro City tanong lang po if its possible to stay in Dumaguete for at least 1 month or more?
    And if open po ba ang seaport in Dumaguete if i travel from Cagayan de Oro to Tagbilaran.
    I supoose to leave CDO next month.

    I’d love to hear from you at your earliest convenience. Thank you

    Reply
  3. Maribel N Acierto
    Maribel N Acierto says:

    Hi! Im from the province of Bohol, We have a passport renewal appointment this month of June.Our problem is that our RT-PCR swab test machine was brought to Cebu for maintenance and the Head of the Provincial Hospital cannot promise when it will be returned. Our second option is the Saliva test, However, the schedule for the Red Cross Saliva Testing is during Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and the Boat trip Cebu to Dumaguete is Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Therefore, the Negative PCR will expire. Please help us what to do . Thanks.

    Reply
  4. Maribel N Acierto
    Maribel N Acierto says:

    RT PCR swab test machine in Bohol was brought to Cebu for maintenance. The Officer is not sure when it will be back to Bohol. Our passport appointment is fast approaching. Please guide us. Thanks

    Reply
  5. Joann Villanueva
    Joann Villanueva says:

    Hi, I would just like to clarify about “no longer need testing and quarantine” statement .. I’m just a little confused because on step 2, it says the traveller needs to submit a copy of negative result of RT PCR test .. please enlighten me thanks

    Reply
    • Rosario - DC-Team
      Rosario - DC-Team says:

      You need to be tested before travel and submit the negative test result. arriving travelers don´t need to be tested and don´t need to undergo quarantine upon arrival in Dumaguete.

      Reply
  6. Matt
    Matt says:

    Hi,

    I read somewhere that Dumaguete accepts local travelers if they submit negative anti-gen test but testing should be done by Red Cross only.

    Is that true?

    Also, do you accept vaccination card in lieu of RT-PCR Testing?

    Thank you in advance!

    Reply
  7. Edgar Ramirez
    Edgar Ramirez says:

    I just want to visit my mother who lives in Tayasan, I am from NCR area. I’m I allowed to travel?
    I am already fully vaccinated for more than 14 days. What are the travel requirements? assuming I am allowed. Thank you

    Reply
  8. Rune Nystad
    Rune Nystad says:

    thanks for posting.
    FYI- multiped questions here.
    One- Is there a link to the actual source of travel requirements ? All the links here link to Dumaguete dot com .
    Two- I am confused about Your step 2. Must we that are fully vaxed and fulfill the requirements laid out in step one also contact Local LGU and the Dumaguete City Tourism Office?
    tree- I tried calling 032-422-0798 from Globe mobile and this number is not for the Dumaguete City Tourism Office.
    Thanks.

    Reply
  9. eugenio
    eugenio says:

    i would like to aak if possible to enter in dumaguete,coz i have to renew my passport and only dumaguete dfa have available slot,,i’m from bacolod city,,hope you can respond to my concerns,,thank you

    Reply
    • Rosario - DC-Team
      Rosario - DC-Team says:

      Our response to your concern is, that it raises concerns in us, that you did not read the article you commended on. Reading said article would be the starting point, as it really clarifies, how to enter Dumaguete City.
      God bless and stay safe.

      Reply
  10. Medelyn
    Medelyn says:

    What if b makuha lang passport dra sa dumaguete and I’m from bacolod…anu requirments kung mabalik Man ko dayun after kuha sang akun passports..need bala nga fully vaccinated?? What if first dose Lang?? Thank u.. Waiting for your reply

    Reply
    • Rosario - DC-Team
      Rosario - DC-Team says:

      The rules remain the same, no matter if you make a selfie at the boulevard and go back or stay for a month. First dose has to follow the NOT vaccinated rules, as it is obvious not fully vaccinated.
      Happy new year and stay safe.

      Reply
    • Daisy
      Daisy says:

      Good morning,
      Yes, Children 11 years old and above will need a negative antigen test (as of today). Kindly coordinate with the Dumaguete Tourism Office or Dumaguete City Emergency Operations Center for more information. Contact details are in the article.

      Regards,
      Daisy

      Reply
  11. Thomas
    Thomas says:

    Hello, fully vaccinated need rapid antigen test to enter Dumaguete coming from Manila by plane?
    VAXCERT PH with QR code on smartphone and original government issued ID also copy of VAXCERT PH and copy valid ID is sufficient? Thank you.

    Reply
    • Daisy
      Daisy says:

      Good morning Thomas,
      As of today, you do not need a rapid antigen test to enter Dumaguete City. Required documents to enter are vaccination card, vaccination certificate, a valid ID (and photocopies of the three). Hope this helps and safe travels!

      Kind Regards,
      Daisy

      Reply
      • Thomas
        Thomas says:

        Thank you Daisy.
        does the VAXCERT PH digital on Smartphone plus copies is enough to show the fully vaccinated status? Will this be accepted as proof?
        Sorry for asking so much, don´t want to get stuck on the way.
        Thank you

        Reply
        • Daisy
          Daisy says:

          Hello again.
          Yes. You will show your photocopy or papers most of the time. However, if verification is needed they will need to see the original copy, or in your case the digital document.

          For more information, kindly contact the numbers in the article.

          Reply
  12. Ma. Mae Conie
    Ma. Mae Conie says:

    Good day. Fully vaccinated ko last december 2021. Pero wala koy record sa vaccination certificate online. Nya mu uli ko sa cebu dayon pag ka next day mubalik rpod ko sa dumaguete. Unsa akoa himuon pra maka travel ko balik dri sa dumaguete? Na gibrequired man ang vaccination cert. Pasulod sa dumaguete. Salamat

    Reply
    • Daisy
      Daisy says:

      Good morning.
      Unfortunately, a lot of people are having a hard time getting their VaxxCert because of the same issue. However, if you are traveling domestically from Dumaguete to Cebu, and back, you can get a local vaccination certificate at your respective LGU Office. Simply bring your vaccination card and 1 valid government ID (with a photocopy of both cards on one page). Submit at your city health office in order to get a vaccination certificate.

      Hope this helps. For more information, kindly contact the numbers found in the article. Stay safe and safe travels!
      Regards,
      Daisy

      Reply
  13. Mariebell Elena Zerna
    Mariebell Elena Zerna says:

    Mouli me Karon march 19,just wanna ask if ano need ng 11 years old Manila to dumaguete..or ano dead ng bata ang exempted sa for the requirements

    Reply
  14. Isiah
    Isiah says:

    Hi,

    I am from Cebu and I’d like to know if my negative Antigen test will still be valid if my result will be this May 3 or 4? I will be travelling to DFA Dumaguete on the 6th.

    Thank you.

    Reply
    • Daisy
      Daisy says:

      Good day!
      Unvaccinated travelers will need to present NON-REACTIVE or NEGATIVE ANTIGEN test results valid within 48 hours after the release of the result. If you are traveling on the 6th, make sure your result is not more than 48 hours after release.

      For more information, kindly contact Dumaguete City Emergency Operations Center Globe: 0945 661 1978 — Smart 0961 524 6296
      Good luck and safe travels!
      Regards,
      Daisy

      Reply
  15. Isiah
    Isiah says:

    Hi,

    I am from Cebu. I will have my antigen test result this Monday, May 2nd. Will this still be valid if I will go in DFA Dumaguete this May 6th? Thanks.

    Reply
    • Daisy
      Daisy says:

      No, it is not valid.

      Again…unvaccinated travelers will need to present negative antigen test results VALID WITHIN 48 HOURS AFTER RELEASE of the result. If you are traveling on the 6th, make sure your result is not more than 48 hours after release.
      Again…for more information, kindly contact Dumaguete City Emergency Operations Center Globe: 0945 661 1978 — Smart 0961 524 6296

      Reply
  16. Michele
    Michele says:

    Hi,

    I still dont have the booster. I will travel from Cebu to Dumaguete. Please clarify if FULLY VACCINATED means including BOOSTER or it is 1st and 2nd of vaccine only.

    If it means including booster, I need to take the antigen 48hrs valid before arrival, right?

    Reply
    • Daisy
      Daisy says:

      Good day!
      Thank you for your patience. Fully vaccinated means 1st & 2nd dose (booster not required). However, we are not the City Government. Please get in touch with them for further assistance.

      Regards,
      Daisy

      Reply

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