Last Updated on June 5, 2021 by Tina
La Union is finally open again to tourists from Luzon, including those who are from the NCR plus bubble. But the province has tourism guidelines that must be complied with to be able to visit La Union. One of the requirements in the guidelines is to apply for a travel request through Tara Na! VISITA (Visitor Information and Tourist Assistance) System.
To help you with the application for travel request, I tried applying for one so I could share to you the process.
What is Tara Na! VISITA System?
Tara Na! is a travel management system that was developed in partnership with the Department of Tourism. You can easily view travel requirements and apply for a travel pass on the website.
How to View the Travel Requirements to La Union Using Tara Na! VISITA Travel System
To view the travel requirements to La Union using Tara Na! VISITA travel system, go to www.tarana.launion.gov.ph. Input where you are coming from and what is the purpose of your travel. Then click on the View Requirements button.
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How to Register in the Tara Na! VISITA Travel System
Now that you know the travel requirements, it is time to apply for a travel request or tourist pass. But first you need to register in the Tara Na! travel system.
Click on the Register button located at the upper right part of the page. A pop-up will appear with the registration requirements. Click on the Continue button.
You will then be directed to the sign-up form. Fill out the form and click on the Sign Up button. The email address and password that you nominate in the Sign Up form will be the one that you will use when you login to your Tara Na! account so don’t forget about these details.
How to Apply for a Travel Request (Tourist Pass) To La Union Through Tara Na! VISITA Travel System
Now that you have registered, it’s time to apply for a travel request. Login to your Tara Na! account.
To apply for a tourist pass to La Union, click on the Apply button in your Dashboard. Select La Union when asked to select the province.
Next, select travel dates, travel purpose and DOT Accredited Tour Operator. As of the moment, DIY travels are not allowed in La Union. You need to arrange your travel with an accredited tour operator.
Click on the Submit Application button to complete your tourist pass application.
You will then be given a confirmation that your application has been submitted. You are required to submit a negative RT-PCR test result taken 72 hours before your actual arrival to La Union so make sure to upload it before your travel day.
Next, fill out the Health Declaration form.
That’s it! You’re done with the travel request application. Remember that travel to La Union must be scheduled and registered within a minimum of 5 working days before travel. It will be processed within 48 hours, and the approval or denial of travel applications by the system admin shall be every Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM only.
You can check the status of your tourist pass application by going to Tourist Pass Applications tab in your Dashboard.
I hope you find this guide useful. If you have any questions, feel free to email me or write them down in the comments section. Please observe the minimum health standards at all times. Observe physical distancing. Wash your hands regularly. Wear a face mask properly even though others are not doing it. Let us help stop the spread of the virus.