Strict entry process and new swimming rules in Boracay beach
As rehabilitation starts, stricter rules are being implemented. More police are assigned at the port to ensure that no tourists can enter Boracay. Starting April 26, only residents with valid IDs and workers with terminal passes have been allowed to enter the port. Only media with accreditation IDs from the Department of Tourism shall be allowed as well. This means that only those with verification stamps upon entering can proceed to buy a boat ticket to the island.
Since April 26, only residents were also allowed to swim at White Beach. However, swimming is only allowed from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM in Station 1.
Penalties served to erring establishments
Following some inspections and validations, violating establishments have been identified too. Among them are those who are illegally connecting their sewage lines to the drainage system. Identified violators have already been required to face penalties.