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  • No Age Restrictions: Families Can Now Go On Vacation To Provinces Outside NCR Plus Bubble

    Travelers need to comply with local government guidelines.
    by Arianne Merez for Reportr .
No Age Restrictions: Families Can Now Go On Vacation To Provinces Outside NCR Plus Bubble
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  • Leisure travel to and from Metro Manila and surrounding provinces can resume starting Tuesday, June 1, 2021, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said as the Greater Manila Area remains under general community quarantine.

    The government's inter-agency task force on COVID-19 response has allowed leisure travel from Metro Manila, Bulacan, Laguna Cavite, and Rizal to areas under modified general community quarantine or MGCQ according to the tourism department.

    There is no age restriction but travelers below 18 and above 65 years old should have a negative COVID-19 test result before travel.

    "Allowing leisure travel for all ages from the NCR Plus Bubble to MGCQ Areas will surely help local tourism back on track towards recovery,” Tourism Sec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said in a statement.

    Leisure travel should only be on a "point-to-point" basis only, which means that while pit stops or stopovers are allowed for eating and personal necessities, no side trips shall be made to other tourism destinations, the tourism department said.

    Travel restrictions imposed by local government units will remain effective, it added.

    From June 1 to 15, 2021 Metro Manila, Bulacan, Laguna Cavite, and Rizal are under GCQ with 'heightened' restrictions. Here are some travel-related guidelines to remember:

    1. Indoor sports venues and tourist attractions are prohibited from operating.

    2. Outdoor tourist attractions may operate up to 30% of their capacity.

    3. Hotels accredited for staycations may operate at 100% capacity while other accommodation establishments catering to specialized markets of the Department of Tourism may operate up to 30% capacity with guidance from the local government unit.

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    4. Interzonal travel from NCR Plus to other areas is allowed but subject to LGU restrictions.

    5. Those aged 18 to 65 years old can go out of their homes.

    This story originally appeared on Reportr.world.

    Minor edits have been made by the SmartParenting.com.ph editors.

    For complete guidelines, click here.

    Can you have a safe and COVID-free vacation during the pandemic? The DOT has some tips here.

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