Manila, Philippines — Boracay Island is now open to young and senior tourists from the Western Visayas region.
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat made the announcement after the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) approved on Thursday (July 23) the Department of Tourism (DOT) recommendation to lift the ban on tourists below 21 and above 60 on Boracay island.
After three months of community quarantine, Boracay Island reopened its doors to tourists from Western Visayas aged 21 to 60 last June 16.
Puyat said the lifting of the ban on younger and older tourists will apply only to residents of Western Visayas as earlier ruled by provincial and local government leaders of the region and the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF).
“This move aims to further reinvigorate the tourism economy in the…