Boracay to Retain RT-PCR Requirement for Tourists

According to Malay Acting  Mayor Floribal Bautista, the Boracay requirement for tourists will remain the same. Though IATF stated that the LGU’s will be the ones to decide on what the requirements will be for their cities and provinces, the Boracay Governor had announced that travel requirements will stay the same.   

During the AirSWIFT maiden flight press conference with Acting Mayor Floribal Bautista shared that Aklan Governor Florencio T. Miraflores said that there will be no changes.

Boracay tourists will still need to have a negative RT-PCR test, confirmed roundtrip flights, confirmed booking of any DOT-accredited hotels, and QR code for tourists. 

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Though there is a subsidy option from the DOT for the RT-PCR tests in PGH (Philippine General Hospital)  and PCMC (Philippine Children’s Medical Center), the island is also considering accepting the newly available COVID-19 saliva test. “We are just waiting for the resolution”, Malay Acting Mayor Floribal Bautista added.

He also shared that since the 6-month rehabilitation of Boracay, the island had fully recuperated and is now ready to accept everyone who wants to experience paradise. 

When asked about vaccination plans, Mayor Bautista had shared that the local government had committed 40,000 doses for the island. The island is in the planning and simulation stage as they are expecting their Sinovac vaccines for front liners and tourism workers. 

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