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    The Philippines is open for ‘international travel bubbles’

    The post The Philippines is open for ‘international travel bubbles’ appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Philippines’ Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said that the country is open in creating “international travel bubbles” with neighbouring countries that would kickstart international tourism. Puyat claimed that these travel corridors need strict enforcement of health and safety protocols that will be established by both countries. “Whenever feasible, the Philippines is willing to tie-up with neighbouring countries first with the main consideration of proximity,” Puyat said. We have seen travel corridors and so-called “green lanes” established by countries like Singapore to other countries with low infection rate or countries…

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    Dive tourism is Philippine’s ace in the back pocket

    The post Dive tourism is Philippine’s ace in the back pocket appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. With more than 300 dive sites, some of which are recognised globally, dive tourism can boost the industry’s recovery. Although the Philippines’ tourism is still close to foreign travellers, the local destinations are open to domestic tourists following the strict implementation of COVID-19 protocols. As the pandemic fuelled the rising trend of outdoor experiences, the Philippines is in the best position for global tourism. “The Philippines as an archipelago, at the centre of the coral triangle, is home to biologically diverse marine and aquatic resources. We are proud to have…

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    Foreigners with valid visas can travel to the Philippines

    The post Foreigners with valid visas can travel to the Philippines appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Foreigners bearing valid visas can now travel to the Philippines but are still subjected to strict health and quarantine protocols. The new resolutions came after the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) amended its earlier provision that bans travellers from countries where there is community transmission of the new COVID-19 variant. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a press statement that foreigners with valid visas, including personnel of accredited international organizations, and spouse and minor children of Filipino citizens, are allowed to travel to the…

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    Top 5 Lunar Year destinations in the Philippines

    The post Top 5 Lunar Year destinations in the Philippines appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Traditionally one of the biggest annual travel periods for APAC travellers is during the Lunar New Year, but with most international borders closed, Filipinos are making the most out of the situation while exercising caution. The oldest Chinatown in the world is in the Philippines and has fostered a huge Chinese community. Soon, Filipinos adopted some of their culture and traditions. According to booking data from Agoda.com, Filipinos, like those from the rest of the region, will be exploring domestic destinations to ring in the year of the Ox. Below are…

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    More foreigners can now travel to the Philippines

    The post More foreigners can now travel to the Philippines appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Bureau of Immigration will allow more foreigners to travel to the Philippines following the government’s COVID-19 task force has expanded the list of foreign nationals allowed entry in the country. The new list includes foreigners with valid working visas, student visas, Special Visa for Employment Generation (SVEG) and Special Investors Residence Visa (SIRV) under Executive Order 63. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) releases Resolution 98 that adds holders of Special Resident Retirees Visa (SRRV) and the temporary visitor’s visa to enter the Philippines,…