For almost nine months now, Tagaytay City has been closed to tourists. It was first closed when Taal Volcano erupted back in January. Because of the eruption, the entire city was engulfed in ash and had to close its doors for the safety of everyone. Then, just barely a month after its reopening, the city was forced to close its doors once again due to the pandemic.
Tagaytay City is perhaps one of the more popular destinations for motorcycle riders, largely due to its proximity to Metro Manila. Cool weather, good food, and the majestic view of Taal volcano and its lake draw millions of tourists every year.
However, even after the imposition of the Modified/ General Community Quarantine (MGCQ/ GCQ) in the province of Cavite and the opening of establishments within Tagaytay, police manning the control points still refused entry to motorcycle riders planning to visit the city.
That's now changed. On September 1, Tagaytay City mayor, Agnes Tolentino, issued guidelines that would allow tourism establishments within the city limits to operate. This was also confirmed by city administrator, Gregorio Monreal, through an interview with GMA’s Dobol B sa News TV. “Those who wish to visit Tagaytay may do so and they are welcome,” said Monreal in Filipino.
He further added that tourists will be welcomed by the city provided that they adhere to the minimum public health protocols, such as wearing face masks and face shields. The city will no longer require visitors to submit a travel pass but they will be required to fill up health declaration forms.
Hotels, restaurants, and other establishments related to tourism will be allowed to operate under certain restrictions imposed by the IATF.
Motorcycle riders that wish to visit this beautiful city won’t be hassled by authorities. To confirm, MotoPinas.com has reached out to Tagaytay’s Public Information Office but has yet to receive word as of this writing.