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Asia > Philippines > Boracay > Useful Info
Submitted on Apr 02, 2019 Useful Info

You MUST have a confirmed hotel booking before going to Boracay

  • Since November 2018, it is now required for tourists to have proof of hotel booking on Boracay to be allowed onto the island. See this announcement from Philippines Airlines
  • Airlines will be checking for this when you check in. The ferry will be checking for this in Caticlan when you buy tickets to Boracay at Caticlan
  • Only Department of Tourism-accredited hotels are eligible. If you book Airbnb or a non-accredited hotel, you run the risk of being denied boarding your flight and/or ferry to Boracay
  • DOT publishes the latest list on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DepartmentOfTourism
  • This is the list published in March 2019: https://www.facebook.com/DepartmentOfTourism/posts/2679561395404049
  • If you book through major hotel booking sites like Booking.com, Agoda, Hotels.com, you should be ok. But double check the hotel name against the DOT-published list just in case
  • Hotel reservation email serves as the proof. You can show them the reservation directly on your phone, but print it out just in case