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ROMULO-PUYAT TO DOH: MAKE RT-PCR TESTS AFFORDABLE

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has urged health facilities to lower the cost of RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests to encourage more people to travel and hasten the recovery of the tourism industry from the pandemic. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat noted that testing for COVID-19 remains expensive and out of reach of budget-conscious […]

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DOT EYES MORE VISITORS FROM JAPAN – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) continues its marketing and promotional efforts a month after reopening to international leisure travelers, this time setting its sights on potential visitors from a major source market- Japan. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat led the Philippine delegation to Japan to engage with the latter’s tourism stakeholders and promote the country as […]

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BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE FOR BORACAY VISITORS – DOT

Fully vaccinated local and foreign tourists visiting this island can walk in and have their booster shots administered by licensed pharmacists on the island, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said. Romulo-Puyat made the statement at the launching of the Resbakuna sa Botika program at the Watson’s Pharmacy City Mall Boracay recently. The tourism chief was joined […]

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PH OPENS TO INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS – DOT

Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat stressed that the Philippines is ready for the reopening of international travel that began February 10 to fully vaccinated tourists from visa-free countries. “These are exciting times for Philippine tourism. We have been ready since 2020,” Romulo-Puyat said. “With the significant dwindling of new COVID cases, the DOT can now push […]

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NO AGE LIMIT FOR NCR PLUS TOURISTS – ROMULO-PUYAT

Tourists of all ages are free to travel from National Capital Region (NCR) Plus to Boracay and other tourist destinations under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until June 30 subject to certain restrictions. Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat made this clarification following reports that some tourism stakeholders may not be aware that restrictions have been relaxed, even for seniors […]

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ATOK TO WELCOME TOURISTS BY SEPTEMBER – SARAC

The coldest town in Benguet is crafting a dress code rule for tourists as it prepares to open its tourist sites before the end of the year.    Mayor Raymundo Sarac of Atok said the rule will be part of the tourism ordinance and plan stipulating restrictions, entrance fee, and environmental fee, among others.  Sarac […]

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EASE TRAVEL LIMITS ON VAXED TOURISTS – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged authorities to consider the relaxation of requirements for COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols on all fully vaccinated tourists – both foreign and local – to help spur the slow reopening of the country’s economy. “If we’re easing travel restrictions on fully vaccinated Filipinos returning from trips abroad, I don’t see any […]

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INTRAMUROS WELCOMES VISITORS AGAIN – ROMULO-PUYAT

Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat has announced the formal reopening of the historic walled city of Intramuros for tourists visiting in the “new normal.” “Intramuros is ready and prepared for its reopening following the easing of quarantine restrictions and the minimum health and safety standards set for parks, plazas, open spaces, heritage sites, […]

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ILOCOS NORTE REOPENS TO TOURISTS ON OCT. 15 – DOT

Ilocos Norte, which is famous for a variety of attractions, including its panoramic ocean views, a breathtaking wind farm, baroque architecture, and sand dunes is reopening its doors to more tourists from the rest of Luzon on October 15.“We’re elated with the decision of Governor Manotoc to finally welcome visitors from Luzon to Ilocos Norte, […]

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SENIORS, MINORS FROM WESTERN VISAYAS MAY NOW VISIT BORACAY– ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that tourists from the Western Visayas who are aged below 21 and above 60, have been allowed to visit Boracay after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) has lifted the age-specific ban on the island. Since the reopening of Boracay to tourists from […]