Tourists from General Community Quarantine Areas (GCQ) with some restrictions come pouring into the famous Island of Boracay with more than 16,000 tourist arrivals in the span of only 20 days starting from June 1, 2021.
The Malay Tourism Office recorded that travellers from the National Capital Region (NCR) still lead the most tourist arrivals with 10,220, followed by CALABARZON with 3,519, then from Central Luzon with 1,172, and 477 Aklanons and other areas with eased restrictions.
The data also showed there are more male travellers (7,602) than females (7,552). While in terms of age group, 13-59 travels the most, with 13,416, followed by ages 1-12 years old with 1445, and the Malay Tourism Office recorded 293 senior citizens.
The Malay Tourism Office also noted that tourist's mode of transportation going to Boracay Island travel by air with 14,055, by land 579, and by the sea with only 520.
Earlier, the Inter-Agency Task Force extended the leisure travel for all ages coming from the NCR-Plus Regions until the end of June but must be subject to certain restrictions such as a negative RT-PCR Test for ages below 18 and above 65 years old.
However, according to the IATF Resolution No. 121, travellers from Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal "may only undertake point-to-point travel to GCQ and MGCQ areas." Meaning side trips or stop-overs from places outside of the chosen tourist destination are prohibited.
The NCR and Bulacan will be under GCQ "with some restrictions" until the end of June, while Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite will be under GCQ as well but "with heightened restrictions" for the rest of the month.