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Boracay Island welcomes back NCR Plus tourists!

By: Shanice Reyes | June 13, 2021
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As cases continue to rise in the City of Love, Iloilo City has extended its quarantine status to modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ). In Guimaras Province, the provincial government implemented border restrictions, limited business hours, and issued travel passes for its residents. On the other hand, Boracay Island welcomes tourists back from the NCR region.

Quarantine Updates: MECQ in Iloilo until June 15

Iloilo’s city government has extended the quarantine status to MECQ until June 15, 2021, since cases of COVID-19 continue to increase. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas signed Executive Order No. 50, extending the modified enhanced community quarantine and curfew hours from 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM. Meanwhile, selling and consuming liquor is also not allowed. Furthermore, non-essential establishments are prohibited from opening, while hospitals are already at their maximum capacity [1].

Concerning the extension of these rules, Ilonggos are advised to stay at home as local cases continue to climb.

Guimaras sets border restrictions.

Guimaras’ provincial government imposed border restrictions and inter-zonal movement to limit the movement of outbound travels of Guimaras residents. The Executive Order No. 24, series of 2021, became effective last June 7, 2021, until further notice. Guimaras Governor Samuel T. Gumarin allowed essential inbound and outbound travel in the province, including basic commodities, medical reasons, and work-related transactions [2].

Meanwhile, essential business establishments in the province are only allowed to operate from 6:00 AM until 1:00 PM, while pharmacies can open until 3:00 PM. Furthermore, medical facilities are exempted from business hour limitations.

In addition, a travel pass is required for government and non-government employees. Workers can secure a travel pass from their respective barangays.

Travel Updates: Boracay Island welcomes NCR tourists back again

Under general community quarantine (GCQ) areas, tourists from the North Capital Region are now allowed to visit the world-famous island, Boracay. These areas include travelers from Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal, and Laguna. Tourists should secure requirements such as the S-PaSS system, a negative RT-PCR, hotel booking, QR code, valid ID, and flight itinerary, according to Felix Gregorio Delos Santos, head of the Malay Tourism Office [3].

Visit Yoorekka Consumer Magazine for more travel and COVID-19 updates and guidelines in Boracay and Iloilo!

All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. While we are making our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable, and the situation develops rapidly. Hence, some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.

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About Shanice Reyes
Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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