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BIATF DENOUNCES TRAVELERS’ BREACH OF ENTRY PROTOCOL TO BORACAY
The Boracay Interagency Task Force (BIATF) decries the entry of a group of travelers to Boracay last June 12 that stayed up to June 14 when the island was not officially open for tourism.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) has initiated accreditation revocation procedures on the resort that housed the group days before the official reopening of the island set by the BIATF on June 16.
“The DOT shall strictly implement rules and regulations under its mandate and shall ensure that both tourism industry players and tourists would have an enjoyable experience in an environment where trust and confidence in destinations are regained during the New Normal,” stressed Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat in a statement.
Provincial and local government officials have done contact tracing and have advised all concerned to undertake necessary health and safety measures. Staff and management of the reported resort are now on strict quarantine.
The BIATF has earlier commended the Provincial Government of Aklan and the LGU of Malay for mapping out stringent health and safety guidelines for tourists that range from digital solutions promoting contactless transactions to a detailed emergency response plan.
Published:March 10, 2021