72 tourists visited Boracay Island after its reopening last September 8

72 tourists visited Boracay Island after its reopening last September 8

After a week since Boracay Island reopened its doors to domestic tourists, 72 travelers have already visited the famous Island.

Most of the tourists that traveled to Boracay came from the province of Aklan.

According to the data of the Malay Tourism office, of the 72 tourists who went to the Island, 41 of them came from Aklan, while 11 were from Capiz; 7 were from Iloilo City; 5 from the Iloilo province; 4 came from NCR; 2 were from Zamboanga del Sur and one each from Batangas and Cebu.

The data also showed that the number of female tourists is higher than male tourists, which is at 38, while there were 34 males.

In terms of age group, most of the tourists are in the 13-59 years old age group with 62 tourists, while there were six that are 0-12 years old, and four were recorded that are 60 and up.

The Boracay Island was closed off to tourists for more than a month; since the national government placed the province of Aklan under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) status last August 1 due to the rising cases of COVID-19.

On September 8, the Island was officially opened to domestic tourists after the province was placed under a much-eased quarantine classification.

Before the temporary closure, more than 35,000 tourists have visited Boracay. This was the highest number of tourist arrival since October 2020.

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