Published on : Monday, October 18, 2021
In Boracay, tourist arrival is slowly picking up once again after restrictions related to community quarantine were released due to a slowdown in cases related to COVID in the island resort.
As per the data from the tourism office of Malay town in Aklan province, tourists going to Boracay from Oct. 1st to Oct. 10th reached 6,925.
Seventy-four percent were leisure travelers from Metro Manila. Already, this was over 6,702 tourists who visited the island in September.
The island and the rest of Aklan was under modified enhanced community quarantine, the second strictest quarantine level, until Sept. 7, which didn’t allow leisure travel to enter the island.
Tourists were allowed back starting Sept. 8 when Aklan was placed under general community quarantine but flights from Metro Manila started flying from Sept. 15.
Back in July, arrival of visitors was still lower than the 35,108, highest record during the pandemic.
As gradually cases related to COVID-19 are slowing down, the Aklan provincial government has started relaxing the restrictions, mainly on business and other financial activities, to revitalize the economy that got damaged by the prolonged and recurring travel restrictions.