Cebu Province is preparing to welcome tourism travelers from across the Philippines and open its borders for leisure to start reviving the local economy.
During Thursday's meeting, Governor Gwen Garcia and the Cebu Provincial Tourism Task Force made this decision between them. The latter supported the governor's call to jumpstart the recovery of the Cebu economy amid the pandemic.
She said opening tourism will be “a step to moving forward”.
Garcia noted the guidelines issued by the COVID-19 National Task Force for areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) and general community quarantine (GCQ) that requires only minimum requirements to allow movement across its borders during the meeting.
The Task Force will meet next week to finalize the crafting of the guidelines.
The date of the opening will be announced after the specific guidelines are completed and are approved.
Previously, tourists who wish to stay in resorts and hotels will only need to show their pre-booked reservations upon travel, while those who want to try tourism activities or visit sites will need to register ahead at the Capitol's tourism portal, discover.Cebu.Gov.PH.
Earlier, local authorities reopen some of its tourist spots but only to travelers within the province.