Sorry folks, but flying to your summer destination will have to be delayed for the better.
Following the government’s imposition of stricter quarantine measures inside the newly-coinedÂ NCR+ bubble, some of the country’s top tourist destinations haveÂ temporarily banned tourists directly coming from the National Capital Region and its adjacent cities of Rizal, Bulacan, Laguna, and Cavite from March 22 to April 4, 2021.
The list so far includes Ilocos Norte, Baguio City, El Nido in Palawan, Boracay, and the island of Siargao, all according to separate travel advisories issued by their respective tourism boards.
Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong also added that the local government is once again requiring tourists entering the city to present negative COVID-19 test results and to undergo triage upon arrival.
El Nido, Palawan
Boracay and other parts of Western Visayas
Siargao and other parts of Surigao del Norte
TheÂ Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution No. 104, which placed NCR and its adjacent cities under the NCR+ Bubble, also prohibits leisure trips beyond the bubble, with only essential cross-border travelers being allowed to pass through designated checkpoints.
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