Manila, Philippines – Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat announced today that the DOT has been given the authority, by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), to determine the allowable operational capacity (up to 100%) for hotels, including staycation hotels, in areas classified under a modified community quarantine (MGCQ) and general community quarantine (GCQ).

Queen Isabela Suite at Hotel Celeste Manila

Puyat, however, stressed that “the decision to open at 100% operational capacity will be subject to the hotel management’s decision and compliance with the safety guidelines”.

The announcement comes on the heels of the IATF-EID’s approval of Resolution No. 79 last October 15. The said resolution replaces the provision that accommodation establishments in areas under GCQ may only operate with a skeleton…

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