Bohol Plans to Reopen this December
Several destinations in the Philippines, including Baguio City, have already reopened for tourists after months of closure due to the pandemic. And now Bohol, the 10th largest island in the Philippines and a province abundant in beaches and resorts, is also eyeing to reopen by the second (2nd) week of December 2020.
Upon entry to the island, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat stated that visitors would be required to submit a negative RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) result.
“Bohol will also be opened. They are already open for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions), for big events or weddings but I think about second week of this December, also for independent travelers, kahit small groups, kahit mag-isa ka you can already go,” Puyat said in a TV interview, the Philippine News Agency (PNA) told.
Other than its white-sand beaches, Bohol is also home to the iconic Chocolate Hills and tarsiers. The place also features many cultural treasures such as old-houses, centuries-old stone churches, and a lot more.
“Bohol is one of the many places worth visiting in the Philippines,” stated the official Facebook page of the Bohol Tourism Office, Provincial Government of Bohol on a post on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. “…it’s beginning to gain international attention especially from beach lovers for its memorable water adventures such as dolphin watching, diving, snorkeling and others.”
Other Tourist Destinations in PH that Reopened this December
Flights to Siargao Resumed on Dec. 1
Siargao Island again welcomed local tourists in November. “The teardrop-shaped island, known as the Philippines’ Surfing Capital, will welcome local tourists to its world-class white sand beaches, natural rock and cave pools, romantic sunsets, and wild water surf sites again on 23 November,” said the Department of Tourism in an update published on November 21, 2020.
Furthermore, flights to Siargao resumed on December 1, 2020 enabling tourists to visit the place through Sayak Airport near the barangays of Del Carmen and Heneral Luna.
Coron Also Started Accepting Tourists on Dec. 1
Coron, Palawan, on the other hand, has already started accepting tourists since the first day of the month. “Coron, Palawan awaits your return to its magnificent limestone rock formations and stunning lagoons as it opens for domestic travel on December 1, 2020,” announced the Department of Tourism of the Philippines on November 24, 2020.
Coron, Palawan awaits your return to its magnificent limestone rock formations and stunning lagoons as it opens for domestic travel on December 1, 2020.
— Visit Philippines (@TourismPHL) November 24, 2020
Below is the Approved Guidelines and Protocols for prospective visitors to Coron, Palawan under the new normal, as provided by the Turismo Ng Coron.
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