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Your Ultimate Guide Before You Visit Boracay, Baguio, or Rizal Park

To revive the economy, some tourist spots are now reopening to the public.

This year has been full of flight cancellations and rebooking, vacation rescheduling, and postponements of many events and activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism definitely took a huge blow, and many companies from the travel industry had to lay off workers because of it.

Now, after seven months of quarantine, some tourist spots are already opening to help revive the country’s economy, which has gone into recession because of the health crisis. And while it’s not yet safe to go out—with the Philippines already having over 300,000 confirmed cases as of writing—some are already planning to go to these reopened tourist spots to break their isolation.

So, if you are one of these people who are already packing your bags for a trip to any of these tourist spots, we suggest that you read through these guidelines for each province first, so you’d know what to bring and expect! (Read: What is the difference between MECQ, GCQ, and MGCQ?)

Rizal Park

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Photo from Willie C. from Pixabay

Rizal Park or Luneta Park in Manila had a “soft reopening” on July 1. This meant that the park will only be open daily for five hours, from 5AM to 9AM. The park’s premises will also be limited to people who will exercise (walking, jogging, etc.).

Those who will be going to the park need to follow health protocols such as wearing of face masks and face shields, and keeping a one-meter distance from others. Guests are also required to fill out a health declaration form to ensure their and other visitors’ safety and for ease of contact tracing, just in case.

Baguio City

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Photos from Trinasimply and Richard Mcall from Pixabay

On October 1, Baguio City reopened its borders to tourists. However, to be allowed into the City of Pines, visitors should request a travel access or registration from the city’s tourism office. They would also need to submit their swab test results along with other important documents so they could apply for the travel pass.

When in the city, however, tourists will not be allowed to enter Baguio’s public market and other crowded areas except the parks.

Boracay Island

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Photo from hani Han from Pixabay

Boracay reopened to tourists on October 1 to help revive its tourism and economy. They will be accepting tourists from areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) or Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) who are able to provide their negative results for the swab test. It’s also a given that these guests should observe health protocols like wearing face masks, face shields, and maintaining physical distancing.

Bohol’s Panglao Island is also looking to open to tourists this fourth quarter. But Bohol governor Arthur Yap says it’s a moving target as they will have to make sure that it is already safe for both residents and tourists before they open.

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