5,986 staycation rooms are open for guests from NCR Plus -DOT

5,986 staycation rooms are open for guests from NCR Plus -DOT

A total of 5,986 rooms from 13 staycation hotels in Metro Manila are open to guests from the NCR Plus Regions, the Department of Tourism said.

NCR Plus refers to Metro Manila and its nearby provinces, namely  Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal.

Under the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Resolution No. 115-A, specialized markets of the DOT, which includes the staycation program, are permitted to operate in the NCR Plus Regions following its quarantine status went down to general community quarantine with heightened restriction as long as they comply with minimum health standards.

"While the IATF allowed our request to permit leisure travel under the current quarantine condition, we would like to remind everyone that the health and safety of our guests and tourism workers remain the utmost priority. These staycation hotels, all of which are star-rated, have the capacity and have been inspected and oriented on the new normal protocols to ensure this," Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said.

DOT released Advisory No. 5 s. 2021 on the Operational Guidelines for Accommodation Establishments until May 31, allowing staycation in accommodation establishments that have been granted a Certificate of Authority to Operate for Staycation (CAOS) under DOT Administrative Order No. 2020-006-C.

Staycation guests must only come from within the NCR Plus area and must not be below 18 or above 65 years old.

The following are the staycation hotels available in Metro Manila:

Puyat also assured that the mentioned staycation hotels are not being utilized as COVID-19 quarantine facilities.

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