Camiguin reopens door to tourists

October 26, 2021 Jane Eleda 184 views

THE island province of Camiguin on Monday reopened its door to tourists.

The major tourist destination in Northern Mindanao closed its door to leisure travelers since the coronavirus pandemic struck in a bid to control the spread of the dreaded coronavirus disease-19.
Gov. Jurdin Jesus Romualdo earlier signed Executive Order 114, setting guidelines for the entry of tourists starting October 25.

Under EO 114, leisure travelers should be fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, have negative RT-PCR test results, and have a confirmed accommodation reservation.

For tourists coming from the National Capital Region, the negative RT-PCR test results must be obtained 72 hours from the time their swabs were tested and 48 hours for the tourists from Visayas and Mindanao.

Fully-vaccinated parents may bring their unvaccinated minor children.

Resorts, sites, and facilities in the province are also required to comply with the minimum public health standards and proper sanitation to ensure safety in accommodating guests.

The local government said tourists should follow the COVID-19 protocols while on the island such as wearing face masks and face shields and practice physical distancing.