Pangasinan reopens to tourists from Ilocos

Eva Visperas - The Philippine Star

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Philippines — This province has reopened its tourist sites for residents of Ilocos region.

The provincial board passed an ordinance on Dec. 17 prescribing the guidelines for the reopening of tourism amid the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 pandemic.

“Pangasinan is endowed with a variety of tourist attractions but it is important to curb the spread of COVID-19 while managing the reopening of the tourism industry and the recovery of the economy in the province,” the ordinance read.

Aside from visitors from Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte and La Union, Pangasinan residents are now allowed to visit public parks, spaces and tourist attractions subject to restrictions, including health and safety protocols set by the local government.

Those aged 15 and below and more than 65, pregnant women, and those with existing co-morbidities and medical condition or congenital disease are prohibited from traveling.

Visitors should present a valid identification card, medical certificate issued by the rural health unit at their point of origin and approval of travel registration through the Online Visitor Registration System.



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