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Boracay Island one of the top beaches in the Philippines, blessed with a long stretch of powdery white sand beach called as white beach. A tiny tropical Island where people all over the world came to enjoy beach life, water sport activities, vibrant nightlife and many more

Boracay Opened for Tourists On October 1

Due to Covid crisis, Boracay was close for tourists for safety reasons

In October 1 the Boracay beach resort will be re-opened once again for local and foreign tourists but safety protocols were strictly implemented by the Dept. Of Tourism and must be followed by all tourists and business establishments

In an interview with Teleradyo on Secretary Puyat Tourism Secretary said before going to Boracay tourist must be negative from RTPCR Test 2 to 3 days before travel

“first of all dapat negative sa RTPCR 2 to 3 days before travel, and encourage them pag naka Swab dapat naka home quarantine because malaman mo lang na negative ka after ng swab test result”

Puyat added that only those hotel establishments were permitted to open who have the Certificate of Authority to Operate given by the Department of Tourism. And Boracay Island was now open even areas under GCQ like NCR

“Ang bukas lng na hotel o accomodation ay yung may certificate of authority to operate ng Department of tourism,we’ve been expecting each and every hotel nung June 16, nag bukas kasi ang hotel nung June 16 sa western visayas lamang, so ngayon magbubukas na nga ang Boracay even GCQ areas kagaya ng NCR”

Here are the safety protocols given by the Dept. of Tourism before going to Boracay

“Number 1 dapat negative sa RTPCR before travel, number two dapat naka reserve lng sila sa isang hotel na may certificate of authority to operate ng Dept. Of Tourism, at kung may sintomas dapat di na pweding mag travel, dapat walang sipon walang ubo, walang soar throat”

If tourists were already inside Boracay premises they must follow safety protocol guidelines like wearing of face mask and physical distancing atleast 1 meter

“Pag doon sa boracay dapat nating alalahanin na may covid parin, dapat mag wear ng mask at may physical distancing at least 1 meter at always wash your hand”

If tourists coming from GCQ area like Metro Manila and boarded through plane and have accompanied a senior citizen and minor childrens. Here are the safety guidelines “Dapat test before travel, negative before travel para assure natin lahat nang nasa sa airoplano ay negative, pagka arrive sa hotel dapat bibigyan na ng QR code at dapat lahat contactless, kaya lilipat tayo don sa Sept. 30 to check all the safety protocols are in place”

Tourists will be given a card with QR code which serve as their pass in hotel and all transactions inside Boracay

“Bibigyan ka ng isang card na may QR Code yun ang gagamitin para the whole time pag check in mo, gagamitin mo kung pupunta ka sa isang tourist spot, at gagamitin sa lahat ng transaction mo pag sa loob ng Boracay”

If tourists were block in a checkpoint going to Boracay. Here are the tips

“Yung plane ticket mo papuntang Boracay ang ipakita and then yung online registration mo na enrolled ka na naka check in ka sa isang hotel”

And regarding to RTPCR test if tourists were negative or not and about the travel documents or certificates, the airlines is the one to check it

“ang mag tse check kung negative ka sa RTCPR yung mismong airline. At sa travel documents or certificates sa airline na yun bago ka mag check in”

And about t hotel accomodation in Boracay if they cater only minimum numbers of tourists to check in?

According to Puyat “Base on sa may certificate of authority to operate kaya naman,enough”

And about the safety regulations inside Boracay, here is Puyat replied “well definitely ang boracay ngayon,syempre d pwedi mag party party dahil dapat health and safety protocol unahin, before DTI pag MGCQ maximum if 2 glasses ang pweding inumin pero all the details pag uusapan namin with the governor and the mayor”

According to Puyat only those foreigners inside the Philippines were permitted to go to Boracay but those outside the country were not yet permitted due to safety protocol measure done by the government

“Pwedi namn kasi andito naman sila, yung nasa ibang bansa wala pa, e test muna natin, paunti unti muna kagaya ng ginagawa ng boracay nag bukas muna sila sa western visayas, paunti unti muna dahil kailangan mag ingat, dapat health and safety protocol dapat unahin”

Sect.Puyat added “Sa october 1 may gagawin kaming test na RTPCR at Antigen para sa mga papasok na tourista kung postive ba o negative

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