In Palawan, while El Nido, Busuanga, Coron, and San Vicente are now slowly accepting tourists amidst the threat of COVID-19
, Puerto Princesa City is not opening its doors for tourism anytime this year yet. 
The looming threat of the Delta variant puts Puerto Princesa’s quarantine status on general community quarantine (GCQ) until August 31.  Due to worldwide pandemic restrictions, the lack of international travelers makes Puerto Princesa City Mayor Bayron decide not to re-open the city’s travel and tourism industry
any time this year.
According to Mayor Bayron, it will be safe to re-open the city’s economy, especially the tourism industry, when 70%herd immunity among Puerto Princesa residents is achieved. He wishes to attain this goal before March 2022. As of this writing, Puerto Princesa City has rolled out a total of 75,912 vaccinated individuals. Out of the total numbers, only 31,672 of that number are fully vaccinated
, or almost 16% of target eligible residents. 
Mayor Bayron added that in the coming days, vaccines being purchased by the city are arriving to speed up and reach their goal to vaccinate eligible city residents. He also asked the people of PPS to help encourage others who have not been vaccinated yet.
Puerto Princesa City still requires inbound travelers to undergo mandatory 10-day quarantine and antigen testing. However, travel for tourism purposes is still not permitted.
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