Restrictions are eased in Batangas as the area was placed under Alert Level 2 from November 1 to 14. Along with this, Cavite was placed in Alert Level 3. As for the lockdown status, both areas will be under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).
With these announcements, tourism is reopened in Tagaytay City, where popular attractions like the Picnic Grove are now open to the public again. As for health news, vaccination of minors is now in full force at Tagaytay. Locals and even those from Metro Manila can now travel to the area as long as their vaccination dose is complete and they follow standard health protocols.
Lockdown News: Batangas is under Alert Level 2; Cavite under Alert Level 3
No strict lockdown will be in effect at Batangas and Cavite. The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) announced the new alert levels for various areas in the Philippines from November 1 to 14 last October 29 . The new alert level systems cover areas under Central Luzon, Western Visayas, and Northern Mindanao.
Cavite will be under Alert Level 3 for the whole month; Batangas will be under Alert Level 2. As for the quarantine status, both areas are under modified general community quarantine for the entire November. No granular lockdown has been announced yet. Due to this, leisure travel is now allowed at a limited capacity.
Travel Updates: Picnic Grove is now open to the fully vaccinated tourists; other travel spots reopened.
Tourism is slowly reopening in Tagaytay. The city’s famous Picnic Grove is now open again to the public but only for fully-vaccinated individuals. Senior citizens are allowed at the park but, minors are still prohibited from entering . The Picnic Grove will be open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM with an entrance fee of PhP50. Other amenities in the park are unavailable, like the ferris wheel, but the zipline and horseback riding facilities are open.
As for other tourism news, the People’s Park reopened after being in lockdown. However, children are not allowed to enter.
Tourists should follow standard safety and health protocols. Due to Cavite's Alert Level, travel spots can operate at a limited capacity—30% for indoor venues and 50% for outdoor venues.
Health News: Tagaytay starts vaccination of minors
Minors ages 12 to 17 years old are now being vaccinated in Tagaytay starting last November 5 at the Tagaytay International Convention Center . During vaccination, parents or guardians must accompany minors. Individuals are encouraged to collaborate with Barangay Vaccine Focal Persons.
As of November 3, the Tagaytay LGU announced that they reached their target of inoculating 70% of the area’s total population. The Department of Health Calabarzon noted this as the first in the entire region.
All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. However, 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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