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Turns out that summer isn’t canceled for Filipino wanderers this 2020. Boracay, the country’s premier beach destination, is welcoming local tourists back to its shores this October. That’s right even tourists from GCQ areas (a.k.a. Metro Manila residents) or lower quarantine codes can now access the island–with safety measures, of course. And so, for your travel FYI, here are the protocols set by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Diseases and Department of Tourism:

-Tourists must have a negative RT-PCR test result taken 48 hours prior to traveling to Boracay Island.

-Tourists must undergo strict quarantine immediately after the test until the travel date to the island.

-Tourists under 21 and above 60 years old are allowed to travel but must not have comorbidities.

-Airlines are recommended to only use the Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Caticlan as the port of entry for tourists traveling by air. There must also be an established central point to screen tourists traveling by land, air, or sea.

-All tourists and establishments must follow minimum health and safety guidelines.

-Boracay Island must have emergency response protocols in place and an operational COVID-19 laboratory in the locality.

Frolic in the white sand beaches of Boracay before the year ends. For a smarter, safer, and hassle-free journey, talk to your Viyahe travel assistant today. With Viyahe, you can leave all your travel worries to our travel agents about flexible booking on hotels and flights, get assistance on travel pass and other documents, including access to PCR testing. Viyahe will do everything for you. All you need to do is chat!

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