The Department of Tourism (DOT) said all ages from the NCR Plus Bubble can now travel for leisure purposes, subject to restrictions.
"On behalf of the DOT, I thank our colleagues in the IATF for this development. Allowing leisure travel for all ages from the NCR Plus Bubble to MGCQ Areas will surely help local tourism back on track towards recovery," said Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat.
NCR Plus covers Metro Manila and the surrounding provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal.
The Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) in its Resolution No. 118A, starting June 1 to 15, 2021, leisure travel is allowed to and from the NCR Bubble to areas under a Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ).
Travelers of all ages can travel, but those under 18 years old and above 65 are required to present an RT-PCR test.
Such travel shall also be point-to-point only, which means that while pit stops or stopovers are allowed for eating and personal necessities, tourists must have no side trips to other tourism destinations.
Other interzonal travel regulations set by the LGUs concerned, or Boracay Island's case, those imposed by the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF), shall also apply.
"We are looking forward to once again see our tourism destinations welcome tourists from the NCR Plus area. But, of course, this has to be done with utmost precaution. The DOT shall continue to strengthen its coordination with our LGUs to ensure the strict compliance of health and safety protocols," Puyat said.
"We continue to count on travelers to comply with minimum health protocols. I know our kababayans (fellow citizens) have been wanting to go out and enjoy during the summertime, but let us practice responsibility to protect ourselves and the communities in your chosen destinations," Puyat added.