Is La Union Open For Tourists?

Last Updated on November 7, 2021 by Tina

Ever since travel restrictions in the country eased up, I often get asked “Is La Union open for tourists already?”. I wrote a post about this in July 2020. Back then, only residents from Region 1 and Baguio are allowed to visit. A year after the lockdown, is La Union open for tourism already?

Is La Union Open for Tourists? (November 7, 2021 update)

Yes, La Union is now open for tourists including those who are from the National Capital Region (NCR). The Provincial Government of La Union released the latest guidelines and requirements for those entering La Union for tourism and leisure travel purposes effective November 8, 2021, by virtue of PGLU Executive Order No. 53, series of 2021.

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What Are The Requirements For Tourists Visiting La Union?

To visit La Union for tourism purposes, there are guidelines that you need to follow. All individuals entering La Union for tourism and leisure purposes are required to register and book at the Tara Na Visita System. They are required to undergo the minimum clinical or health assessment (temperature check and detection of symptoms) supervised by medical personnel on-site.

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The following are the La Union travel requirements for tourists starting November 8, 2021:

For fully vaccinated individuals:
  1. QR-Coded-Tourists Pass (QTP) from Tara Na Visita System
  2. Government-issued ID
  3. Pre-booked arrangement from DOT-Accredited Tour Operator
  4. Covid-19 Vaccination Card
  5. Negative antigen test result within 3 days
For not fully vaccinated individuals:
  1. QR-Coded-Tourists Pass (QTP) from Tara Na Visita System
  2. Government-issued ID
  3. Pre-booked arrangement from DOT-Accredited Tour Operator
  4. Negative RT-PCR test results. The result must be within 3 days before the actual arrival in La Union.

To know more about tourism in La Union, check out these La Union tourism guidelines.

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What Hotels Are Now Open?

Many accommodation establishments in La Union are now open. The Department of Tourism encourages everyone to stay in accommodation establishments that were issued a Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) / Provisional Certificate of Authority to Operate (PCAO). You can check my post Hotels in San Juan, La Union That Are Now Open For Tourists for the list of accommodation establishments that were issued CAO/PCAO.

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Are Restaurants in San Juan Open Already?

Many restaurants are already back in operation. I made a post in September 2020 about the restaurants in San Juan that are already open. You can check this post: Restaurants in San Juan, La Union: Where to Eat in the New Normal.

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Are Surfing and Surfing Lessons Allowed?

Yes, surfing and surfing lessons are now allowed. The rate for an hour of surfing lesson is Php 500 (~US$10). You can contact Tikboy Surf at +639499500872 to book a lesson. You can also order a surfboard from them at a very affordable price.

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Please respect the rules of the establishments you’re going to visit here. Remember to observe the minimum health standards at all times. Observe physical distancing. Avoid crowded places. Wash your hands regularly. Wear a face mask properly. Let us help stop the spread of the virus.

I hope you found this post useful. Leave a message below for any inquiries or suggestions. Need more information about traveling to La Union? Check out San Juan, La Union Travel Guide During the Pandemic.

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51 thoughts on “Is La Union Open For Tourists?”

  1. Hi! Family and I are planning to visit La union on Feb. I was just wondering how to secure an acceptance letter from La Union so I could include it in the requirements for travel authority from PNP. thanks

      1. Hi po..
        Ask q lng po if what are the requirements po kaya ngayon to enter San fernando City, La union?
        Maghahatid lng po ng sofa set then balikan lng po..thank u😊

    1. I’m not sure if they accept antigen for LSI. They accept it for tourists. You can call the Covid hotline of the province: 09452835067 to inquire.

  2. hi! planning to go LU. do we need to bring the medical clearance certificate when going to LU? or Travel Authority only will do na?

    1. As per the guidelines, the requirements are LU health declaration form, ID, travel authority, negative rt-pcr or antigen results and booking confirmation

  3. Hello po ask ko lang po sana anong need kung pupunta jan para may kunin lang na gamit sa bahay tas uuwi din po same day

      1. Hi! My husband is residence of LU and he’s working here in Manila. Now, we decided to stay in LU for good. Is that okay? We just need to submit the said requirements?

        1. Hi. Yes. There is a new EO regarding travel to La Union. For La Union residents traveling back to La Union, you need to present Napanam QR Code, negative rt-pcr test result issued within the last 30 days and govt ID indicating residence or any equivalent document showing proof of residence.

      2. Hi ask ko lang po june 9 po punta kami ng lu. Babayaran na po yung house n lot balikan din po kami may 73 yrs old po kami na kasama sysa po ang signatory sa deed of sale. Paano po kami .makakapasok? Ano po bang recq.

  4. We are going back home to Bani Rosario LU & we will quarantine in Manila for 6 days. When we arrive to LU, do we quarantine for 8 days (total 14 days since arriving in PI) or will we have to quarantine a full 14 days in LU? Thank you for your advice.

    1. Hi. As per the new guidelines, the requirements for those returning from overseas are the NAPANAM QR code, passport, Bureau of Quarantine Certificate and negative RT-PCR results issued within 3 days before actual arrival in La Union. You can contact the Covid hotline of the province at 0945 283 5067 regarding the quarantine question

  5. Hi I just want to verify if you already allowing tourist in La Union. I’m coming from Angeles City. What are the requirements. Pls. Reply . Thank you

    1. Hi. As of the moment, only residents of La Union are allowed entry into the province. This is until April 15. Please wait for further announcement if they are going to resume with letting tourists in after that date.

  6. Since the quarantine levels have been updated on 15 May 2021, what are the current guidelines for a visit to Elyu? Any updates? Thanks in advance.

  7. Hi. We have a schedule on last week of June 2021 for the renewal of passport in DFA La Union. I just may know if there is need of requirements upon entering the province? Thank you.

  8. Emric Dexter Sacco

    Hi ! Po ask ko lang kung lalabas po kmi ng la uinon? Papunta manila need pa rin po ba ng swab test?

  9. My wife needs to go La Union to get some paperwork. She lives in Bolinao, Pangasinan.

    What will she need to go there for one day to get paperwork?

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