The Philippines Opens Tourism…Just In Time For A Happy Valentines Day!
One of the world’s most sought-after tourism, investment, and business outsourcing destinations opens back up for tourism Starting Feb 10, 2022.
From the beaches of Boracay Island to Palawan, Makati City, Metro Manila, amazing Cebu, and more than 7,000 other islands, global fans of the Philippines have millions of reasons to celebrate today.
The Philippines is the world’s top English Speaking destination, for business, tourism, and for love. From FilAms, to interracial couples, literally millions of people around the world are celebrating today.
“I have been waiting to visit the love of my life, and my extended Filipino family for over a year. My new remote work position allows me to stay longer and work online. I had contemplated flying to nearby Thailand, just to wait for this day.” –American Tourist
What are they so excited about?
“We at the DOT [Philippines Department of Tourism] are very thankful to our partners in the IATF-EID for approving our proposal to allow the entry of foreign leisure travelers. The Department sees this as a welcome development that will contribute significantly to job restoration, primarily in tourism-dependent communities, and in the reopening of businesses that have earlier shut down during the pandemic…
…with years of coordination between national agencies, industry stakeholders, and the various local government units (LGUs) to prepare our destinations for tourism in the new normal, we are confident that we will be able to keep pace with our ASEAN neighbors who have already made similar strides to reopen to foreign tourists…” – Berna Romulo-Puyat, Philippines Tourism Secretary | Friday, 28 JAN 2022.
“Happy Valentine’s Day! The Philippines is ready to welcome fully vaccinated foreign leisure travelers from visa-free countries starting February 10, 2022. Great news! …for those looking to get-a-way and vacation in a pro-vaccine country, with respect for health concerns and the wellness of others. ” –Kareem Jackson, US Executive Publisher, The Philippines Magazine International
Specifically, the global tourism industry is expected to be the largest in history over the next few years.
Westerners, (mainly from the USA and UK) are literally on stand-by for opportunities to leave -the high cost of Western-lifestyle, racism, stress, anti-mask and anti-vax, health concerns, violence, and the new global online economy has made it possible for them.
Spikes from specific demographics such as the youth (before they commit to purchasing their first home loan), ‘black American females -who also spike in entrepreneurship and college graduate numbers, as well as small business entrepreneurs looking to pivot and outsource, and black Americans (and black Brits) at-large have spiked new passport issue numbers, looking to escape Corporate America, the institutional racism in America and the UK.
The Philippines; long before BLM, Covid, and the remote work generation, has been spending billions in tourism, trade, investment, and business development, making them one of the most-marketed countries in the world. “The Philippines” is the top, must-visit destination for savvy entrepreneurs, corporations, and tourists alike.
The good news.
Today, the PH DOT and CNN reported that is it official, the good news is real, TOURISM WILL START FEB, 10, 2022 in the Philippines.
That being said, we need to make sure to ensure as many safety precautions as possible are in place to product us.
Especially as we see many people (mainly in the US and UK), refusing masks, shields, as well as, vaccinations.
The good news is that for those from select, or ‘green’ countries, with proof of vaccinations, the Philippines is ‘Open For Business’ and tourism.
“Fully vaccinated travelers must present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours before departure. They are no longer required to undergo facility quarantine but have to monitor themselves at home for symptoms for 7 days…
…unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers also need to submit a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 48 hours before departure. They must undergo facility-based quarantine until they get a negative test result taken on the 5th day, then complete their 14-day quarantine at home.” -Karlo Nograles, acting Philippines Presidential spokesperson | Friday, 28 JAN 2022.