Non-Essential Foreign Travel And Full Capacity Hotel Operation Now Allowed
The government has recently announced the reopening of non-essential travels, at the same time, the full capacity operation of hotels in MGCQ and GCQ areas are now also allowed.
As the government slowly reopens the economy it is also gradually easing the restrictions on international and domestic travels.
Travelers to other countries will be required to show confirmed roundtrip tickets, health and travel insurance, sign a waiver acknowledging the risks, and a negative COVID-19 test result within 24 hours of departure.
Meanwhile, in a separate announcement, Hotels in cities that are under GCQ and MGCQ are now allowed to accept guests in full capacity. This initiative is done to bolster the tourism industry and help it recover, according to Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. However, they acknowledged that the decision of hotels to operate in full capacity will now be up to the hotel management.
The resolution was issued last week by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF). However, it also provisions that these hotels can only operate with a skeletal workforce.
The DOT will follow up with guidelines for the expanded operational capacity of hotels in the coming days.
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