Boracay To Reopen In October According to DILG Secretary
The country’s premier tourist destination is all set to reopen next month said Interior Secretary Eduardo Año.
The Interior Secretary further expounded that upon his meeting with the Department of Tourism and Department of Environment and Natural Resources about the island’s re-opening, tourists will be required to take an RT-PCR test. They have also set up a quarantine facility in the Island for those who will test positive in the test for COVID-19.
Año said in an interview:
“Napag-usapan na namin ‘yung opening ng Boracay. They are actually well-prepared, pati naman ‘yung protocols like for example, kung pupunta ‘yung tourists doon ay magPPCR testing siya, pagkatapos pagdating doon mayroon na siyang assigned na QR code then doon mismo sa Boracay, mayroon tayong COVID isolation facility kung mayroong mag-positive at ito ay dadalhin kaagad sa mainland kapag mayroong ma-detect dito na positive or even suspect…”
He noted that by October 1, Boracay is already set to accept domestic tourists even from GCQ areas because of the PCR test in place to screen COVID-19 positive visitors. Boracay has gradually reopened since June, initially to Aklan residents only then they eventually opened to the entire Western Visayas.
The DOT is currently checking more tourist destinations to be reopened amid the COVID-19 pandemic.