Subic is under Alert Level 2 from November 1 to 14. With this, the Subic Bay Freeport Zone released a guideline that indicates rules for travel and other activities within the area. According to the policy, inter and intra zonal travel will be allowed for all ages. Interzonal travelers coming from areas under strict lockdown and higher quarantine levels will need to be fully vaccinated. They must present their vaccination card upon travel, especially those over the age of 65, with comorbidities, or pregnant. Testing is not a travel requirement unless it’s a prerequisite by an event organizer or establishment .
When it comes to exercising, it is allowed as long as it’s outdoors; it applies to all ages and all vaccination statuses. Persons with health
concerns and comorbidities can also participate. Indoor dine-in is allowed for 50% capacity in establishments for fully-vaccinated individuals ages 15 and above only. As for outdoor, establishments can operate 70% of their venue capacity as long as all workers are vaccinated.
Unvaccinated individuals aged 14 years old and below are only allowed to eat in outdoor settings. For safe travel, health protocols should be followed.
Other allowed establishments in Subic Bay are the following:
● Meetings, exhibits, conferences, and incentives
● Venues for parties (weddings, engagement parties, wedding anniversaries, birthday parties, baby showers, and family reunions).
● Cultural, tourist, and educational attractions like museums, galleries, gardens, overlooks, scenic viewpoints, archives, parks, plazas, public gardens, and the like.
● Barbershops, beauty salons, and spas
These establishments can operate at a limited capacity of 50% and 70% for indoor and outdoor venues. For the latter, all employees must be fully vaccinated.
Allowed establishments also include the following:
● Amusement parks and theme parks
● Internet cafes, arcades, billiard halls, bowling halls, skating rinks, archery halls, and swimming pools
● Cinemas with approval from SBMA
● Fitness hubs and non-contact sports and exercises subjected to DTI’s sector-specific protocols
● Film, music, and television production with approval from DTI, DOH, and DOLE.
● Non-contact sports like tennis, swimming, biking, golf, jogging, walking, running, equestrian, skateboarding, and range shooting
● Playgrounds, playrooms, and funfairs as long as with strict adult supervision
● Karaoke, concert halls, clubs, and theaters with approval from SBMA
● Gathering in residences with persons who do not belong in the same household
The national government eased travel restrictions to famous destination spots to revive the tourism sector, which has been heavily hit during the lockdown.