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Old 15th September 2020, 03:21 PM
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Has anyone seen any (official) info about where there are or will be (soon) travel bubbles for people arriving from OUTSIDE the Philippines?
The biggest problem is that it changes so rapidly you never know what the lates rule in fashion will be by the time you arrive.
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The biggest problem is that it changes so rapidly you never know what the lates rule in fashion will be by the time you arrive.
I have no issue with the rules changing as the situation evolves, however my wish is that there would be a single site where all the up to date rules were posted and explained. Then if any question we could simply refer to that site.

I also have issue with the rules changing after a flight departs, if a clearance is given for a flight it should be locked in from several hours prior to departure. This would avoid the situation like at NAIA where LSIs are getting trapped there because their flights were canceled at the last minute.
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Has anyone seen any (official) info about where there are or will be (soon) travel bubbles for people arriving from OUTSIDE the Philippines?
The Philippine Department of Tourism, (DOT), is the one responsible for setting up and managing the so called "Travel Bubbles"...but I find their website is NOT kept up to date and current with what is actually happening on the ground in today's World. It seems that their IT guy who is responsible for updating the website is about 8 or 10 months behind what is actually happening!

Their website is: tourism.gov.ph if you are interested in more information.

In the last few days, the tourism department has been flooding the market with tons of NEW television advertisements on all the cable channels about how it is still MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES and at the end of every ad spot...it just says...SOON...printed in large letters across the TV screen...as if they are planning something really BIG for the tourism industry in the near future!


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Their website is: tourism.gov.ph if you are interested in more information.
I made a (hasty) check there before I asked, but I didn't fin any info. That's why I asked

The divers you talked about earlier - I suppouse they got the info somewhere they coul come and dive in the Philippines. It woul be interesting to get to know where.

(I friend of mine is some low by he can't live as he want because of covi, he was close to change his life when covid halted things. He want to go to Palawan in jan-feb. It would be nice if I can cheer him up bby finding info he can

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Where are you able to go diving, Manitoba?

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Has anyone seen any (official) info about where there are or will be (soon) travel bubbles for people arriving from OUTSIDE the Philippines?
Google Travel Bubble Tourism, Philippines, click on news to see some articles.

I have not heard nor read anywhere about foreign tourist arrivals into tourism type bubble plans.

A tourism bubble is being discussed in my area, (La Union) but may be limited to residents from certain local areas.
https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/132689...m-metro-manila

Not everyone is in agreement. Benguet Governor Melchor Diclas last week welcomed the opening of tourism in Baguio City but reiterated the province remains closed. (How can one enter Baguio if one can't enter the province?)
https://www.sunstar.com.ph/article/1...ourism-opening

There are many who have Covid mania fear, don't have a dog in the fight of the tourism sector who want the quarantines in place and rat on those who violate protocols. This is one example. If one follows the news there are many other instances.
https://mb.com.ph/2020/06/19/erring-...n-in-la-union/

It appears Quarantine protocols have gone from science based to science/economic based, from centralized protocols to decentralized (with strict local action) protocols. Meaning protocols where one lives will most likely differ from where one seeks to travel. Establishing a website listing thousands of each cities constantly changing protocol would be impossible to maintain & not be practical.

I live in a tourist area. Not too long ago, a few Covid positives here would have forced a province or city lock-down. The numbers are much higher now and it appears LGU's are only locking down the Brgy infected area only. Economic versus science based?

There are strict protocols for entering the province where I live. Some have valid reasons for traveling into, some are getting travel authorization stating the reason for travel pass is travel for work/business trip but are actually are engaging in tourism.

Other locations require permission to enter, 14 day quarantine, a covid test. I know of some who have or are about to fly "in country" travel using one of the criteria on PAL's criteria for flights within the PI.
https://www.philippineairlines.com/e...ingwithintheph


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Where are you able to go diving, Manitoba?
Moalboal Cebu province. Not all the dive places are open but I have been diving since mid July with Cebu Dive Centre here.

They are great to dive with and the best prices that I have seen per dive here. (800 p a shore dive or 900 boat dive including sanctuary fees, I just give 1000 and let them throw the change in the tip jar for the staff.)

The dive sights are as good as any others I have seen her too.

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Thanks. Moalboal is high on my list--once we can leave Luzon. I dove Mactan in January only because I happened to be there, and was surprised at how good the diving was.

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Moalboal is well worth the trip. It is a lot nicer to dive here when there are not a lot of other divers around, In March some dive sights were pretty crowded some days.

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Pearl, here's an opportunity to leave your hole & head up the mountain.
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