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PH bans entry of foreigners from 6 more countries

By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Philippines has added six more countries to the list of nations covered by temporary travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the new strain of coronavirus discovered in the United Kingdom, Malacañang announced on Wednesday night. “The Office of the President, upon the joint recommendation of the … Continue reading

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DOT backs expanded travel ban amid new Covid-19 variant

File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – The Department of Tourism (DOT) throws its full support for the implementation of more stringent entry protocols in view of the confirmed new Covid-19 variant. “While we favor the resumption of inbound travel to stimulate economic recovery, we value above all else the health and safety of our people. … Continue reading

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El Nido expands travel bubble starting Oct. 30: DOT

El Nido expands travel bubble starting Oct. 30: DOT By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – El Nido is easing its travel restrictions to welcome more tourists starting October 30, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced Saturday. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the provincial government of Palawan agreed to move on to the “second … Continue reading

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Obey ‘test before travel’ policy, Boracay tourists told

Obey ‘test before travel’ policy, Boracay tourists told By Azer Parrocha   File photo MANILA (Philippines News Agency) – Malacañang reminded tourists planning on visiting Boracay Island to comply with the “test-before-travel” policy as a preventive measure against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made the reminder after the Department of Tourism (DOT) announced that … Continue reading

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PH records 8.26-M int’l arrivals in 2019

PH records 8.26-M int’l arrivals in 2019 MANILA (Philippines News Agency)  — International visitors to the Philippines in 2019 reached 8.26 million, a 15.24 percent growth over 2018’s 7.16 million arrivals. Almost all months, except January, registered double-digit growth rates, the largest of which was August at 27.54 percent while December recorded the highest volume … Continue reading

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Currimao seaport to welcome another cruise ship’s arrival

Currimao seaport to welcome another cruise ship’s arrivalBy Leilanie Adriano LAOAG CITY (Philippines News Agency) —The international seaport of Currimao is set to welcome another cruise ship on Monday (January 6), the Provincial Tourism Office said. Xavier Ruiz, tourism operations officer in Ilocos Norte, said on Friday the M/V The World with 160 passengers departed … Continue reading

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10-month foreign tourist arrivals up 15% to 6.8-M

10-month foreign tourist arrivals up 15% to 6.8-M MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) welcomed the continued upward trend in Philippine international tourist arrivals, tallying over 6.8 million visitors for another double-digit increase for the first ten months of the year. According to the monthly report released by the DOT, the … Continue reading