A total of 123 accommodation establishments, restaurants, and water transport services have opened in Cebu Province.
This is after they have been issued a Certificate of Compliance (COC) since September 2020. These establishments have been proven to have complied with the basic health requirements by the Provincial Tourism Task Force (PTTF) based on the guidelines of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) and the Provincial Ordinance enforcing tourism protocols.
5th District Provincial Board Member Andrei “Red” Duterte authored the ordinance supporting what was issued by Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on July 23, 2020; the Executive Order no. 20-A.
Some of the tourism activities that have been allowed to re-open are:
- Alegria Canyoneering
- Barili All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV)
- Cordova Island Hopping
- Anjo World
- Danasan Eco-Adventure Park
- Snow World
- Whaleshark Watching
- Moalboal Island Hopping and Diving
These activities can be booked online through the Cebu Province’s official tourism portal: http://discover.cebu.gov.ph/.
On the other hand, water tourist transports like motorized and non-motorized boats are to secure their Certificate of Authority to Operate (COA) from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Maritime Industry Authority (MIA). However, they must secure and comply the requirements from their respective Local Government Unit (LGUs).
Ybanez further clarified that the centralized digital booking portal discover.cebu.gov.ph is exclusive to “destinations, sites, and tourism activities.” Confirmation codes in the portal are system generated.
For accommodation, guests must book directly to the accredited establishments. Proof of booking may be in the form of an e-mail or a receipt. No other travel documents will be required to travel.