No age limit, travel docs for tourists in Cebu Province

Editor’s Note: As of February 2021, there’s still no age restriction when it comes to local traveling around the Cebu Province.

Everyone can pack their bags, travel and enjoy Cebu, and I mean every single one of us regardless of age.

As the province is already under a Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia announced last Friday, October 16, that there are no age restrictions for tourists who wish to visit Cebu’s tourist spots.

This statement was also backed by Director Shalimar Tamano of the Department of Tourism – Central Visayas (DOT-7) who expressed that most families enjoy traveling together.

The no age limit announcement addresses the increasing concern regarding the many documentary travel requirements which was such a hassle that it discourages being a tourist itself.

This announcement would surely encourage people to “Laag” and in return, boost tourism.

Bantayan Reopening

They also announced Bantayan Island’s tourism reopening. The island is a true “Paradise of the North”, being the home of the white sands and rich marine life.

What to do:

  • Check shipping companies scheduled trips at the tourism portal for available trips.
  • Wear standard face mask and face shield for all travelers and adhere to other health and safety protocols
  • Purchase of the two-way boat ticket in going to the island
  • Present confirmed booking at hotels and resorts upon embarking at the ports. (requirement for the 2-way ticket as well)

Note: Tourists are encouraged to wear personal air purifiers upon entry in resorts and accommodation establishments. If you don’t have one, the establishments will have to provide by renting it out to the guests.

“I don’t think anyone can accuse me now that I am making light of Covid-19. Because I have suffered through Covid-19 and I continue to suffer because I have lost two brothers. And I continue to suffer as governor when I see the suffering of the Cebuanos precisely because of these restrictions that have been imposed for Covid-19,”

– Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia

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Marel Baluyos
Marel Baluyos
"Cebu is my always."

Chemical Engineer / Associate Editor | Bantayan Island, Cebu

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  1. Good day cebu.. id like to ask if theres any update for foreign travelers .. if cebu allowing foreign tourist today . Me and my husband would like to visit again cebu but we cant find any link

  2. Does this apply to eveybody like me from southern leyte? Or only to cebuanos. Gusto na jud ko molaag dihaas cebu especially bantayan island

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  4. As of this writing could we take our vacation in this coming holidays? To visit our family. We are here in manila for work. And we are planning to go home. What are the requirements and what shall we do for the preparation on our trip. Tnx

    • Sir paki tanong naman po kay gobernador gwen kung kailan naman po kami maka baba ng barko dito sa naga po, kasi sila pwde ng mag “laag” pero kaming nagtratrabaho sa barko bawal po umuwi. Thanks

  5. Another very important aspect in life is our visit to the tenples or places of prayers! Simbahan para nako nga roman catholic nga tinuod ug dili peke!- kanus a mansad ninyu epa lift ang ahe limit sa church goers! Kahibalo judmo nga ang oina ka daghan manimbahay kay ang mga bata ug mga tigulang nya inyuha pugngan arun sili mahimong tinuod nga kristohanon… ayaw ninyu intawn epa sundogcsa atuang presidente nga erehes nga dako ug wlay pag tuo ug pagsaleg sa Ginoo! He is the new breed of anti christ if you have not noticed him!

  6. What about dining restrictions for children and seniors? Are they still prohibited ti dine with the family? Or kano ra ganahan manguyog sa mga pamilya nga gusto mangaun sa gawas arun mka ginhawa ug gamay!- syalan banang age restrictions sa restaurant policy kay dakung binuang; human rights violations and suppressing our farmers and fishermen’s opportunity income. – Hinaut mka sabot mo sa simple nga food chain; consumers from markets from restaurants from food traders and from farmers or fishermen.. now asa man ang economic activity kng wlay consumer? Kaluoy pods atuang mga policy makers uhhy! Wla nani sa modular subject karun?


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