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What a hassle though to get around as a tourist, I wonder how many people would want to put themselves or family members through all that only to end up stuck at this tourist trap or in some sort of 14 day quarantine on a return trip.
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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
Baguio city residents on Wednesday expressed uncertainty and fear over the local government’s plan to open the city to tourists from Region I amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Published September 16, 2020 10:30pm
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What a hassle though to get around as a tourist, I wonder how many people would want to put themselves or family members through all that only to end up stuck at this tourist trap or in some sort of 14 day quarantine on a return trip.
One of the reasons I retired here was to avail myself of the many wonderful dive spots around this beautiful country. But I certainly will not be going anywhere if there is even a possibility of that 14-day quarantine somehow being invoked at either end.
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One of the reasons I retired here was to avail myself of the many wonderful dive spots around this beautiful country. But I certainly will not be going anywhere if there is even a possibility of that 14-day quarantine somehow being invoked at either end.
It's a real issue, I was warned by one of my friends that in his region of Luzon, Bicol region that if you go past a certain city you'll be stopped on your way back and quarantined for 14 days and it'll be on your dime.

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It's a real issue, I was warned by one of my friends that in his region of Luzon, Bicol region that if you go past a certain city you'll be stopped on your way back and quarantined for 14 days and it'll be on your dime.
A friend emailed me this link showing an expat youtuber who lives in southern Leyte. Apparently he traveled to Tacloban to get car parts and was not allowed to return home to southern Leyte until he got authorization & then had to do a 14 day quarantine.

Click on the black link at the top to watch.

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If I'm correct informed whole Palawan is now open INSIDE Palawan. (I don't know if they have as in between different municipalies at Leyte within same "zone" they have checkpoints where you need to show negative test result document to pass.)

Lots of nice diving places at Palawan. Even a diver travelling in the world making movies about it got wowed.
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Two articles that somewhat reveal a gauge into when foreign tourists may be allowed or may not be allowed into the country. The state of calamity has been extended to Sept 2021 and only 4 of 81 provinces have agreed to allow buses to pass through their province. If it's not open for citizens to travel, how can it open for foreign tourist to enter and travel?


Duterte extends Philippines' COVID-19 state of calamity by one year
Published September 18, 2020 5:23pm
The President said the extension would allow the national and local governments to continue utilizing appropriate funds, including the Quick Response Funds, in their disaster preparedness and response efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19
https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news...ne-year/story/

Out of the 81 provinces asked for permission, Delgra said only four have agreed to open the provincial bus routes
Published September 16, 2020 6:15pm
https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news...ptember/story/
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Out of the 81 provinces asked for permission, Delgra said only four have agreed to open the provincial bus routes
Published September 16, 2020 6:15pm
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These bus routes should be a right and not controlled by the LGU's, how is that Manila can manage bus/jeepeny routes and the Provincial area's can't. Man I'm getting tired of no form of public transportation, it's been too long and it's time to open up all routes.
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These bus routes should be a right and not controlled by the LGU's, how is that Manila can manage bus/jeepeny routes and the Provincial area's can't. Man I'm getting tired of no form of public transportation, it's been too long and it's time to open up all routes.
My observation since quarantine began is protocols have gone from NGO (centralized, top down) to LGU (decentralized). The caveat "with strict local action" given to LGU's gives LGU's authority to set "localized" protocols, deny citizens from other areas in buses from freely entering an LGU who don't want them there.

I don't foresee any change until the caveat "with strict local action" is taken away from LGU's and/or protocols revert back to NGO Centralized without the caveat "with strict local action".

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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?
This article discusses Asia area.

As Asia's 'travel bubbles' fail to materialize, travelers face prospect of long winter at home
Published 19th September 2020
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/artic...rus/index.html
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