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.
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 www.discover.cebu.gov.ph 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