Travelers can visit Bohol province starting Nov. 15, Malacañang said Thursday, as the Philippines further eased tourism restrictions.
"Magbubukas na po para sa turismo ang island paradise na Bohol mula po ika-15 ng Nobyembre," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced in a press briefing in Bohol's Panglao Island.
Tourists planning to visit Bohol need to present polymerase chain reaction test results showing that they are negative of COVID-19, Bohol Gov. Arthur Yap said. Only guided tours will be allowed once the province restarts tourism, he added.
"Bohol is as beautiful as ever and mayroon po kaming mga bagong sites na inihahanda, especially relating to our heritage and cultural assets," said Lucas Nunag, chair of the Bohol Provincial Tourism Council.
Information on tours and medical protocols for tourists can be found on Bohol's tourism website, Yap said.
Other local tourist spots that have reopened to tourists are Baguio City and Boracay Island.