Ilocos Sur accepting tourists subject to strict health protocols

Beginning November 15, 2020, tourists from Metro Manila, and elsewhere in Luzon can visit the Province of Ilocos Sur once again. Ilocos Sur governor, Ryan Singson, announced the province will be opening its doors once again to tourists as part of its efforts to boost the economy.

“The [Department of Tourism] welcomes the news that the province of Ilocos Sur will [be] open to Luzon residents on November 15 once all systems and health and safety measures are in place,” said Tourism secretary, Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

Test before travel

Like when they first opened, the Ilocos region will have a few requirements for visitors. Tourists will be required to pre-register, submit themselves to tests, and document everything before being allowed to travel to the region.

During travel, stops are restricted to the hotel and the indicated tourist destination only. Additionally, upon returning home, tourists may also be subjected to a 3-day home quarantine or as advised by their local government unit’s health office. An antigen test will also be required on the third day of quarantine.

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