Aklan lifts QR code requirement for inbound travelers, except for Boracay

ILOILO CITY — With the exception of those going to Boracay Island, inbound travelers to any other part of Aklan no longer need to present a quick response (QR) code to gain entry.

“The QR code requirment for all returning Aklanons and travellers is hereby lifted,” said newly installed Aklan Gov. Joen Miraflores in an executive order released Monday, July 4.

“But this is only for Aklanons and non-Aklanon persons whose point of destination is mainland Aklan and not going to Boracay Island as visitors,” Miraflores emphasized in Executive Order No. 2022-003.

“All tourist are still required to secure a QR code before they are allowed to enter Boracay Island,” added Miraflores.

Aside from QR code, Boracay-bound travelers must also secure hotel accommodation that is accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT).

This would be the first time in almost two years since the gradual easing of travel restrictions that the Aklan provincial government removed this requirement for inbound travel.