Tourist spots in Cebu Province to reopen under MGCQ

We’ve been reading a lot of comments about how nostalgic our posts about the Cebu tourist spots are. You’ve asked for it, you’re about to get it.

As Cebu Province is placed under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ), tourist spots have been preparing to re-open.

Canyoneering, whale-watching, swimming in the beach, are just among the many tourist spots you are set to enjoy once they reopen. Since Cebu Province is placed under MGCQ, tourism-related activities are encouraged to resuscitate the economic opportunities lost to the CoVID-19 pandemic.

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Whale Shark Watching | Photo by via IG

In the Executive Order 20-A scheduled to be signed by Governor Gwendolyn Garcia next week, you will be able to enjoy whale-watching, canyoneering, snorkeling, diving, parasailing, and island-hopping activities given that you are fit for the activity.

As part of embracing the new normal, everyone is strictly mandated to follow the ‘new normal’ health protocols:

  • Physical distancing
  • Frequent sanitizing
  • Using of foot baths

To ensure physical distancing, tour activities will then be limited to a 50% capacity than the usual to operate.

However, the local government units (LGUs) are still the ones responsible in implementing health protocols for each activity.

On July 9, Garcia said during her daily virtual presser that cross-border swimming is now permitted. This means that residents may now gain entry into neighboring towns with access to beaches.

“Under GCQ wala na nato gi-allow nang swimming from one town to another. Anha ra gyud ka maligo sa dagat nga duol sa inyoha. Duna pa gyud ta’y oras nga from 6 am to noontime as part of the health regimen. Apan karon gi-allow na nato, under MGCQ, kay in effect i-open na nato ang tourism in towns that depend mainly on tourism as their means of livelihood,”

– Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia

A meeting is set with the Departments of Tourism, Health, and Trade and Industry to finalize EO 20-A.

“It is expected that I’ll be signing Executive Order 20-A by Tuesday or Wednesday which will define the guidelines for tourism-related activities,” Garcia said.

Lambug, Badian | Photo by Randell Labora

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  1. That’s great. My question is how are you planning on getting to the Philippines. I had a flight scheduled to arrive Aug 8th and it was cancelled for a second time :( – haven’t seen my wife for 11 months because of covid. Anniversary is in Oct. I hope I can get there by then……


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