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Old 8th September 2020, 11:36 PM
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Seems like they want to kill the economy for a long time! Most likely, what the Philippines will have to worry about is finding countries that will allow their tourists to come here.

Related to that, Subic Freeport put these tourist guidelines out yesterday. See attachment. Why would anyone want to be a "tourist" for more than 2 nights if they have to quarantine for 14 days? The 2 night requirements are a hassle too!
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****! I had hope low risk regions as Palawan would open for "western" tourists earlier because they have talked about it there since June allready.

((My injury will not be solved any soon anyway, but I had plan to send a Swedish friend of mine there to make some preparings for a business I plan to start there. I have the knowledge of the administration part and he has the knowledge of the startup body work part so he can lead some Filipinos to do it. I don't dare to just hire Filipinos to do it, because not even many Filipino OWNERS of such busineses know how to do ia step of the process correct!!! (After the preparing/startup of that business there will be a waiting period anyway, so I had thought shortening that so things can be ready for the income making start soon after I arrive.))

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Old 9th September 2020, 05:25 AM
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****! I had hope low risk regions as Palawan would open for "western" tourists earlier because they have talked about it there since June allready.
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But to open them up would expose them to risks of virus being brought in. Also people traveling there would go through high risk areas like Manila and or Cebu.

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But to open them up would expose them to risks of virus being brought in.
Yes, but Palawan has much tourism business and they will go bankruptcy so Palawan economy will get harder to recover than elsewhere. Perhaps province politicians think like that. Or perhaps they just talked about opening to try to become popular amoung tourist businesses. I BELIEVE it was province politicians who I did read about in June they talked about opening "soon".

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Also people traveling there would go through high risk areas like Manila and or Cebu.
I don't know if plans are changed because of covid but Palawan aimed at geting foreign flights DIRECT to Palawan.
E g not sure if it was decided or just discussed about direct flights (from China) to San Vicente which tried to catch up with El Nido concerning tourism.

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Seems like they want to kill the economy for a long time! Most likely, what the Philippines will have to worry about is finding countries that will allow their tourists to come here.

Related to that, Subic Freeport put these tourist guidelines out yesterday. See attachment. Why would anyone want to be a "tourist" for more than 2 nights if they have to quarantine for 14 days? The 2 night requirements are a hassle too!
I mean if you look how the government handled this pandemic, fairly certain they brought this upon themselves with how badly damaged the economy is. Also it would be a terrible idea to let tourists come here! Yet local filipinos can't even leave their own country.

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I mean if you look how the government handled this pandemic, fairly certain they brought this upon themselves with how badly damaged the economy is. Also it would be a terrible idea to let tourists come here! Yet local filipinos can't even leave their own country.
We have to ask is the health aspects worth the economic aspects?

I know that it is risky to compare the statistics across countries, different definitions, testing rates, different levels of complance and perhaps even political interference in some cases, but if you look at the numbers the Philippines is on par with Canada. The Philippines has far less medical resources, many more people living in circumstances which are conducive to social distancing like large multinational families in a small house etc and yet is doing as well in total as wealthy Canada, The Philippines is doing this with about 3 times the population so on a per capita basis is blowing Canada out of the water.

Is it worth the economic impact? You can recover from an economic impact, hard tp recover from death, hard for a society to recover from widespread deaths that can lead to a breakdown in the social order.

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Its with mixed feelings that I read that. On one hand I can totally understand why - the risk of a flood of international tourists bringing the virus is very high. On the flipside I last saw my gf in October 2019 and now I know it will only be late 2021 when we can even hope to see each other. Its going to be a tough ride and of course I know we are not alone. Couples are separated globally.

I wonder which countries will be in the travel bubble and if it will only be open to citizens of that country? For example once international tourism opens will I (UK citizen) be able to fly SIN-ILO or will only Singaporeans be allowed to do that (initially)? Hope they clear that up.

Oh well nothing we can do about it. Thanks for posting the link, its the first clear article I have seen on the subject.

Everyone stay safe.

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Its with mixed feelings that I read that. On one hand I can totally understand why - the risk of a flood of international tourists bringing the virus is very high. On the flipside I last saw my gf in October 2019 and now I know it will only be late 2021 when we can even hope to see each other. Its going to be a tough ride and of course I know we are not alone. Couples are separated globally.

I wonder which countries will be in the travel bubble and if it will only be open to citizens of that country? For example once international tourism opens will I (UK citizen) be able to fly SIN-ILO or will only Singaporeans be allowed to do that (initially)? Hope they clear that up.

Oh well nothing we can do about it. Thanks for posting the link, its the first clear article I have seen on the subject.

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That's tough, possible to meet in another country?

I really feel for you guys in this situation.

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That's tough, possible to meet in another country?

I really feel for you guys in this situation.
That is what my Asawa's sister and her American Fiancee are checking into. They are discussing meeting in Costa Rica, Panama, Belize, or somewhere in that area, getting hitched there and then trying to proceed on to the states. Each Country has their own travel restrictions and quarantines in place so it is quite a mess if even possible.

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