MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomes the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases to allow leisure travel for all ages from the National Capital Region (NCR) Plus Bubble.
Under the IATF Resolution No. 118A, the Task Force allowed leisure travel to and from NCR Plus bubble from June 1 to 15, 2021 to areas under a Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
However, there will still be restrictions such as requiring travelers below 18 and above 65 years old to undergo an RT-PCR test before travel.
Travel should only be from point-to-point which means that while pit stops or stopovers are allowed for eating and personal necessities, no side trips shall be made to other tourism destinations.
In a statement, the tourism department said allowing leisure travel will help local tourism back on track towards recovery,
“We are looking forward to once again see our tourism destinations welcome tourists from the NCR Plus area. Of course, this has to be done with utmost precaution,” Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said.
Puyat also said the DOT will continue to strengthen its coordination with our local government units (LGUs) to ensure the strict compliance of health and safety protocols.
“We continue to count on travelers to comply with minimum health protocols. I know our kababayans have been wanting to go out and enjoy during the summertime, but let us practice responsibility to protect ourselves and the communities in your chosen destinations,” Puyat added. AAC