Boracay Officially Reopens For Tourists For The First Time In Several Months
BORACAY REOPENS – Amid the coronavirus outbreak in the Philippines, the tourism industry took a massive hit.
Luckily, as Metro Manila and other areas in the Philippines have eased protocols to a General Enhanced Community Quarantine (GCQ), flights were restored. As such, local tourism could finally begin its much-needed revival.
To further help, AirAsia recently announced a seat-sale to Boracay for as low as P8 to assist in reviving the tourism industry. Meanwhile, its SNAP flight and hotel deals provide a 30% discount on flights.
Along with this, Boracay officially opened again this Thursday following several months of closure due to health protocols. Meanwhile, Malay town Mayor Frolibar Bautista said tourists could expect a “cleaner” Boracay.
During an interview with Teleradyo, Bautista said: “Maganda ang Boracay kasi nagpahinga siya nang for how many months”. Furthermore, he noted that the waters in the island became cleaner due as no tourists visited since March.
Currently, there are at least 2,000 travelers allowed to enter Boracay. Meanwhile, hotels would only be allowed half of their usual accommodations. Additionally, only 2 guests per room are allowed with around 382 bars and restaurants allowed to operate.
Still, tourists that want to visit the island must first present a negative COVID-19 test taken 48-72 hours before traveling. Along with this, Bautista emphasized that there would be an isolation facility for suspect COVID-19 patients. As per the interview, he called on Filipinos to enjoy the island and bring their family and friends for a vacation in Boracay.
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