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Post Covid Travel Destinations in PH

The Philippines listed as one of seven countries set to become major travel destinations post-Covid

Listed by Forbes as one of seven countries with the potential to become major travel destinations once COVID-19 is contained, the Philippines offers unique experiences for all kinds of tourists looking for a relaxed and laid-back getaway from the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives. From sandy shores to dreamy mountainscapes to awe-inspiring cities steeped in cultural heritage, here are five of the places worth seeing. 1.Boracay A visit to the Philippines would not be complete without a trip to the beach. The island of Boracay is one of the most famous and most awarded in the world, and a definite must-see. Powder-fine white sand, sparkling blue waters, and the warm and welcoming sun are waiting for you when you set foot in this island paradise. 2.Bacolod For folks looking to experience a taste of “the sweet life”, come to Bacolod, the capital city of the province of Negros Occidental – fondly referred to as the sugar capital of The Philippines. Negros Occidental is known as the Philippines' organic farm capital, with its various haciendas serving as sustainable agri-tourism destinations, such as FreshStart Organic Farm, the Peñalosa Farms, and the Rapha Valley Place of Wellness, among others. 3.Baguio and Benguet Popularly referred to as the “The City of Pines”, Baguio is a chartered city, accessible by a 4 to 6-hour drive from Manila. Known for its pine trees and cool weather, Baguio has always been a welcome respite for Filipinos looking for a break from the heat. The Winaca Eco Cultural Village in the province of Benguet is also a reputed sustainable tourism destination that gives tourists a visual 101 on the history and culture of the indigenous Igorot tribe while supporting their livelihood. 4. Batangas Lastly, famous for its lush marine life, the diving spots of Anilao in Mabini, Batangas are a hit with tourists who need a breather from their usual stay-at-home set-up. As the ideal diving season happens from November to May, there is a big window for adventure seekers from all over the world to dive into an unforgettable under-the-sea adventure. The dive sites in Anilao are also well-documented marine conservation areas, with numerous efforts being done to protect the reefs and ecosystem, as well as to shore up the livelihood of the local communities In preparation to ensure safe travels for future visitors of the country, under the direction of the Philippine Secretary of Tourism, Berna Romulo-Puyat, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has actively implemented new public health and safety guidelines and protocols for the future influx of tourists.

These safety guidelines and protocols include: Requiring travelers to be fully vaccinated and to present a legitimate vaccination card If not fully vaccinated, requiring negative COVID-19 tests Contactless payments and interactions in tourist establishments Staff and guests wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) at all times Screening to determine where guests have been before arriving Mandatory 14-day quarantine upon arrival By the time the world opens up again, new and previously celebrated attractions across the nation will be ready for people across the globe to come and experience just what makes the Philippines a fun and memorable travel destination.

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