Cebu Province, Lapu-Lapu City to re-open international arrivals

Some international flights in Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) have been suspended since August due to the surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Four months after, Cebu Province and Lapu-Lapu City have both agreed to re-open the airport for international arrivals. A visit from Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has prompted Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia to support his plan to re-open the airport.

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan visited Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, together with Department of Tourism Regional Director Shalimar Tamano.

The Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) is considered to be the country’s second busiest gateway. This gateway is set to welcome visitors and home-comers from the other countries to Cebu.

“We’ll send word to the entire world that we’re open for business,” Garcia said.

Governor Garcia is the first to re-open the tourism activities in the island of Cebu last July 2020. This was done after the grueling fight of the economy with the COVID-19 crisis.

Both Garcia and Chan have agreed to present a cohesive and coherent guidelines on this. This plan has also gained the support of Shalimar Tamano, Tourism Regional Director.

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    • With the threat of a now much evolved and a much stronger Covid-19 that is plaguing UK and the rest of the countries in Europe are closings its door do we really need to be exited about opening our gates or be more cautious and observe first what is happening outside. We have to remember that during the first outbreak it started in Wuhan China. Probably onlyba few thought that it would reach our country. Please consider what’s coming next to this new problem.


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