Boracay Island's economy is now slowly recovering and foreign tourist started to book hotel reservations

Boracay Island's economy is now slowly recovering and foreign tourist started to book hotel reservations

The economy in Boracay Island is gradually recovering after travel restrictions were eased in the province of Aklan.

In an interview by Radyo Todo with Malay Tourism Officer Felix Delos Santos, he said the economy slowly recovering is the result of the removal of the negative RT-PCR test result requirement for fully vaccinated tourists going to Boracay.

He added, up to a thousand tourists enter the Island each day. From February 1 to 9, Boracay saw 13,872 travelers coming to its shores.

The eased restrictions are based on Executive Order No. 001-A Series 2022 issued by Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores last February 1.

Delos Santos told Radyo Todo before, that when the Aklan government re-implemented the RT-PCR requirement, tourist arrivals significantly dropped to 300 to 400 from the 3,000 to 4,000 per day.

But when the Inter-Agency Task Force placed the Aklan province on Alert Level 2 last year, tourists arrivals were up to approximately three to six thousand tourists a day from November to December.

Meanwhile, Delos Santos confirmed that some of the hotels on the Island of Boracay had received bookings from foreign tourists.


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