UPDATED Guidelines for Hotel Staycations and Leisure Stays during Alert Levels 1 to 4

Last Updated: April 15, 2022

Key Updates
  • Hotel staycations are allowed under Alert levels 1-4.[1]
  • Fully vaccinated individuals of all ages may check-in for staycation.[2]
  • All unvaccinated individuals are not allowed to check-in for staycation.[3]
  • See updated list of DOT-Approved Staycation Hotels in Metro Manila.

Covid 19 Alert Levels
Effective April 16-30, 2022[4], the following provinces and cities are placed under their respective Alert Levels:
  • Alert Level 1 - Metro Manila, Pampanga Province, Angeles City, Clark, Baguio City, Puerto Princesa City, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, Iloilo City, Aklan Province, Boracay, Bacolod City, Davao City
  • Alert Level 2 - Benguet Province, Bohol Province, Cebu Province, Iloilo Province, Palawan Province

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Q1: When are hotel staycations allowed?
  • Hotel staycations are allowed during Alert Levels 1 - 4. [1]

Q2: Which hotels are allowed to accommodate guests for staycations?

Q3: Who is allowed to check in for staycations?
  • Residents of areas under Alert Levels 1 to 4 are allowed to check-in for staycations or leisure stays. [2]

Q4: What are the age restrictions for staycations?
  • There are no age restrictions. Guests of all ages are allowed for staycations. [1]

Q5: What are the vaccination requirements for guests?
  • During Alert Levels 3 & 4
    • Guests of all ages must be fully vaccinated and must present a vaccination card. [2]
    • All unvaccinated guests are not allowed to check-in. [3]
  • During Alert Levels 1 & 2
    • Adult guests (18 years old and above) must be fully vaccinated and must present a vaccination card.[2]
    • Minors (below 18 years) are not required to be vaccinated.[2]
    • Only unvaccinated adults (18 years old and above) are required to present a negative RT-PCR (swab/saliva) test result issued not more than 48 hours. [2]

Q6: Can I go on a staycation with friends or colleagues?
  • Yes, as long as you are all residents of areas under Alert Levels 1 to 3. [1]
  • A government-issued ID is required upon check-in as proof of residence.

Q7: What are the documents required to be presented upon check-in?
  • Government-issued ID with residence address
  • Barangay Certificate of Residence may also be presented as supporting document for government IDs without residence address
  • Where full vaccination is required, present your COVID-19 domestic vaccination card (issued by your city/municipality) or COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate obtained via vaxcert.doh.gov.ph

Q8: Are we allowed to use the swimming pool?
  • Staycation hotels are allowed to operate their swimming pools, subject to capacity restrictions set by the national/local government. [1]
  • Some hotels may require you to pre-book a time slot to use the swimming pool. Contact the hotel directly for more details.

Q09: Are visitors allowed in my room during a staycation?
  • No. Only guests registered during check-in are allowed to enter the guestrooms.
  • You can meet with your visitors at the hotel's common areas or dining outlets.

If you have other questions, you can send us an email at metrostaycation@gmail.com.

  1. Department of Tourism Administrative Order No. 2021-007: Guidelines on Staycation under the COVID-19 Pilot Alert Levels System (October 18, 2021)
  2. Department of Tourism Advisory No. 16, series of 2021: Operational Guidelines on Tourism-Related Activities for the Implementation of the Alert Levels System for COVID-19 Response in the Pilot Areas (November 08, 2021)
  3. MMDA Resolution No. 22-01 (issued January 3, 2022)
  4. IATF Resolution No. 166-A, s. 2022 (issued April 12, 2022)