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Boracay tourists may take COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to trip -IATF

GMA News Online logo GMA News Online 10/16/2020 VIRGIL LOPEZ, GMA News
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People planning to visit Boracay may undergo COVID-19 swab test at least 72 hours before the trip, according to the new guidelines released by the government’s pandemic task force on Friday.

“Pinahabaan po iyong period kung kailan pupuwedeng magpakuha ng PCR test bago bumiyahe patungo po ng Boracay,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said at the Laging Handa briefing.

Previously, the RT-PCR test must be taken within 48 hours prior to the date of travel. Only those with negative test results will be allowed to enter Boracay.

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) also “strongly advised” travelers to observe strict quarantine immediately after undergoing the test until the date of travel to the island.

Boracay reopened to tourists outside Western Visayas beginning this month as the government sought to revive the tourism industry which suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.—AOL, GMA News

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