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Boracay waives swab test for vaxxed tourists starting Nov. 16

Boracay Island (File picture)

MANILA — Boracay will no longer require fully vaccinated tourists to put up a negative RT-PCR take a look at outcomes beginning November 16, the Division of Tourism (DOT) acknowledged Friday.

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

The Aklan authorities on November 12 confirmed that company would easiest need to put up proof of vaccination with a QR code in lieu of the take a look at.

In a radio interview, Miraflores acknowledged tourists would possibly maybe presumably maybe maybe furthermore either put up a VaxCert secured via or a vaccine certificate issued by their respective native authorities unit.

The legitimate acknowledged this pass is without doubt one of the most province’s measures to revive tourism activities on the resort island.

Boracay had experienced a dramatic elevate in tourist arrivals within the closing two months, with a total of 32,452 company in October 2021 on my own, the DOT acknowledged.

“We hope to test even extra company for the months of November and December, given this sure pattern, and kind sure that everybody’s safety altogether now that Boracay’s fully vaxxed tourism employees are at 94 p.c, whereas its total eligible population is at 70 p.c vaccinated,” the DOT acknowledged.

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

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