The famous white sands of Boracay Island are now open. The best part is that it does not require their guests to have a PCR-Test but would need to present their vaccination card. Guests would now need to fill up for their health declaration card by visiting touristboracay.com
Guests would need to fill up the following:
Email Address, Mobile Number, Visitor Type, First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Sex, Age Group, Birth Date, Nationality, Country of Birth, Occupation, Passport Number or ID Number, Place of Issue, Expiry Date, Address, Questions about your Health, Travel Details, Booking Details, Accommodation Details, Attachment of ID/Passport, Booking Details, Roundtrip/Flight Details, Vaccination ID/Card
Once this is submitted and approved, guests will have a Health Declaration Form where they have to present at the Boracay airport and hotel establishments. We highly advised guests in Manila to travel to arrive 3 hours in advice for their booking since there is an extremely long outside the airport and inside the airport.
Fully vaccinated local and foreign tourists visiting this island can walk in and have their booster shots administered by licensed pharmacists on the island, Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said.
Following the reopening of the country’s borders last week, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is optimistic about an increase in tourist arrivals.
Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said the DOT is aiming for a gradual increase in tourist arrivals, which will help the local tourism industry recover.
“Due to the pandemic, international travel and tourism suffered an unprecedented drop in visitor arrivals; the reopening of the Philippines’ borders to visa-free visitors will undoubtedly help in improving our numbers,” Puyat added.
“We at the DOT are excited to witness a renaissance in our local tourism,” she said, adding that they will continue to support their partners in attaining this aim.
Actual inbound tourist arrivals from visa-free nations were 9,283 as of 14 February 2022. According to DOT data, 4,209 of these people are balikbayans, while 5,074 are foreign visitors.
With 2,227 arrivals throughout the four-day period, tourists from the United States of America (USA) take the lead, followed by 661 from Canada, 404 from Australia, 344 from the United Kingdom, 189 from South Korea, 169 from Japan, and 168 from Germany.
Puyat also emphasized the country’s preparedness for the inflow of foreign visitors, stating that more than 90% of the country’s target tourism staff are completely vaccinated.
“The DOT’s goal has since shifted to providing fully vaccinated workers with booster shots, which will not only give them extra protection against the virus, but will also add to the confidence of local and international tourists as they travel to the country’s many breathtaking destinations,” said the tourism chief.
As of February 11, 2021, a total of 323,206 people, or 93.09 percent of the DOT’s nationwide target of 353,075 tourist workers in various tourism-related industries, have received their COVID-19 vaccination. 57,347 people, or 17.74 percent, have already received their COVID-19 booster doses.
The DOT also reminded fully vaccinated tourists that they must present proof of vaccination approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) or the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as a negative RT-PCR test result obtained within 48 hours of departing their home country.