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Living in The Philippines => Expat life in Philippines => Topic started by: bigrod on September 09, 2020, 07:34:24 AM

Title: Tourist Travel To Philippines May Not Open Until Jul 2021
Post by: bigrod on September 09, 2020, 07:34:24 AM
FYI:  https://www.laprensalatina.com/philippines-will-not-open-to-intl-tourism-until-2nd-half-of-2021/?fbclid=IwAR3jsEq9LvaKUs4rbF4_EleyP3oz4tQ5FfgZ4VPSugfIJn3jemwSLobBQSw (https://www.laprensalatina.com/philippines-will-not-open-to-intl-tourism-until-2nd-half-of-2021/?fbclid=IwAR3jsEq9LvaKUs4rbF4_EleyP3oz4tQ5FfgZ4VPSugfIJn3jemwSLobBQSw)

Chuck
Title: Re: Tourist Travel To Philippines May Not Open Until Jul 2021
Post by: JoeLP on September 09, 2020, 12:07:47 PM
Wonder if their slight/soft opening in August for those with permanent visas was a struggle.  When that was talked about in July, I figured they were doing it as a test to see if they'd be able to open up for the holiday season and bring money in. Also, if a vaccine is found before the end of the year, I wonder if that'll mess up this plan and result in an earlier opening.
Title: Re: Tourist Travel To Philippines May Not Open Until Jul 2021
Post by: Peter on September 09, 2020, 12:26:55 PM
JoeLP.

My impression of allowing those with permanent visas to return (after speaking to officials of our Province - Bataan) was more about reuniting families, rather than some sort of tentative tourist plan.

I don't think anyone should be surprised by this, as the Philippines is one of the few countries I have personal knowledge of, which has a family-centric culture.

Stay safe all.

Peter