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It’s news we’ve been hoping to hear since March. If nothing untoward happens—knock on wood—Boracay will start accepting tourists on Oct. 1. And yes, your children can travel with you.

“We asked permission from the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) because Filipinos travel as a family,” Sec. Berna Romulo Puyat tells Manila Bulletin Lifestyle. “We also asked for no age restrictions for staycations beginning Oct. 1”

Al travelers are required to present a negative RT PCR test taken two to three days before the travel commences.

So far, 199 hotels have been allowed to open. 

“This development came as a result of a special meeting convened by the principals of the Boracay Interagency Task Force (BIATF) led by its chairperson Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu and co-vice chairpersons Interior and Local Government Secretary Ed Ano, and Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat with Province of Aklan Governor Joeben Miraflores on Sept.22,” the tourism department added.

Source: Manila Bulletin (