Leisure Travel Now Allowed Between GCQ and MGCQ Areas
Updated on September 28 2023
As the country tries its best to get back to normal amid the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 virus, the Department of Tourism (DOT) announces that it is now allowing leisure travel between areas under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to those that are under Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) and vice-versa.
What this means is that residents of Metro Manila (NCR) and the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal (also known as NCR+) can now travel to other areas or provinces that are placed under MGCQ. This can be for dining, or simply to make pasyal (sightseeing).
Of course, the DOT reminds everyone to still observe health and safety protocols. This means that one should still wear a face mask and face shield, as well as practice proper hygiene and sanitation. Moreover, social distancing should still be observed.
In addition to these measures the DOT advises that when traveling, one should try to go from point-to-point as much as possible. Try to avoid making unnecessary stops along the way.
All this is meant to try and revive our country’s travel and tourism industry, which was gravely affected by the lockdown. With this, the DOT hopes that we will get back on track while still doing our part to keep safe and healthy amid the still-present COVID-19 threat.