The Philippines inks health and safety protocols

MANILA, 13 July 2020: The Department of Tourism will issue health and safety protocols for tourism sectors, starting with meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) to create a safe environment once Covid-19 is brought under control.

“We will be issue guidelines for MICE facilities, meeting facilities, travel and tours, tour guides, even guidelines for the island and beach destinations and tourist attractions,” DOT Undersecretary Arturo Boncato, last week according to a Philippines News Agency report.

Boncato noted that the DOT continues to support tourism stakeholders in coping with the new normal as it remains optimistic in the “slow but sure” tourism resumption.

“The secretary has been very vocal about this that the only way we can really survive the future is to follow the new norms,” he said.

Earlier, the DOT has issued protocols for tourist transports, surf camps, hotels, and restaurants as those establishments under eased community quarantine resume operations.

Travel for leisure and tourism activities are now allowed in places under modified general community quarantine subject to restrictions imposed by the local government units.

(Source: PNA)

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