Boracay’s reopening on October 1 would jumpstart the Philippines’ domestic tourism.
The Boracay Interagency Task Force (BITF) approved the reopening during a special meeting with Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores. Both BITF and the local government units of the Province of Aklan and Municipality of Malay have agreed to put health and safety as the priority as we carefully and safely welcome more guests to the island. The reopening attracts new market sources which signals a gathering momentum for domestic tourism all over the country.
Upon the reopening, tourists from GCQ and MGCQ areas would be subject to the “test before travel” regulation. This requires a negative RT-PCR result 48 to 72 hours prior to departure. Another key agreement advises airlines to use the Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Caticlan, Municipality of Malay as the only airport of entry in moving tourists to the island. Age restriction was also relaxed allowing visitors below 21 and above 60 years old.
To date, there are about 199 Boracay hotels and resorts representing 4,416 rooms with certificates of authority to operate issued by the DOT.