Families Living in Same Houlsehold Now Allowed to Share Rooms in Quarantine Hotels, DOT Says
The Department of Tourism said that room sharing is now allowed for families staying in quarantine hotels and resorts.
On Wednesday (July 21), Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced that families will be allowed to share the same room in quarantine hotels and resorts. She made the statement following the reports that some accredited accommodations still impose the “one room, one person” policy.
Puyat said that the policy is not necessary anymore for people who came from the same household. She also explained that the single room occupancy is only required for those came from different households.
“We all share the same struggles but it is imperative that we implement the right policies to help our kababayans who want to return to the country,” the DOT secretary said.
The tourism department also cited DOT Administrative Order No. 2021-004-A, which explains that guests who came from the same household or to individuals such as minors, elderlies and PWDs who need assistance inside the facility could share the same room.
“If we want to fast-track the recovery of the industry, tourism stakeholders should also help the Department in properly implementing such measures. We need your continued support as we see more Filipino travelers wanting to return home,” Puyat added.
DOT is among the agencies that were severely affected by the COVID-19 restrictions, which causes drop in the country’s economy.
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