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Nw: Boracay waives swab take a look at for vaxxed tourists starting Nov. 16

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Boracay Island (File photograph)

MANILA — Boracay will now require no longer fully vaccinated tourists to publish a detrimental RT-PCR take a look at results starting November 16, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said Friday.

“The DOT welcomes the announcement of Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores on the decision to waive the RT-PCR take a look at for fully vaccinated tourists as a requirement to enter Boracay starting November 16,” it said.

The Aklan govt on November 12 confirmed that company would only must publish proof of vaccination with a QR code in lieu of the take a look at.

In a radio interview, Miraflores said tourists can also either publish a VaxCert secured through vaxcert.doh.gov.ph or a vaccine certificates issued by their respective native government unit.

The genuine said this transf er is without doubt one of the province’s measures to revive tourism activities on the resort island.

Boracay had skilled a dramatic magnify in tourist arrivals within the closing two months, with a total of 32,452 visitors in October 2021 by myself, the DOT said.

“We hope to impress unprecedented more visitors for the months of November and December, given this obvious enhance, and be obvious that everyone’s security altogether now that Boracay’s fully vaxxed tourism workers are at 94 pc, while its entire eligible population is at 70 pc vaccinated,” the DOT said.

The DOT, in coordination with National Project Pressure in opposition to Covid-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez, Jr. and deputy chief implementer Vince Dizon, initiated the vaccination program for tourism workers in Boracay closing July. (PNA)


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