The young ones and once young of Metro Manila can go on out-of-town trips once again starting this month.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the Inter-Agency Task Force’s decision to allow interzonal travel for kids and fully vaccinated seniors.
Those below 18 years old and above 65 can now hop on point-to-point trips to areas under general community quarantine or modified GCQ, which meant families can travel as one. Senior citizens, however, must be fully vaccinated before leaving town.
“Traveling is a way of bonding, and with all the precautions and protocols in place, we can still do it safely together. More importantly, this will encourage more Filipinos to secure their jabs as well,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat said, adding this will help restore tourism-related businesses and jobs.
Puyat however, said some localities may still require negative RT-PCR test results for entry.
To make vacations more pocket friendly, she said DOT is bringing back subsidized swab tests for travelers.