CAMIGUIN (PIA)–The Provincial Government of Camiguin urges tourists and visitors planning to make their way into the island for the observance of ‘Panaad’ 2022 to secure the required documents for entry and to observe minimum health protocols.
“Among tumong ug tinguha nga maprotektahan namo among mga constituents, ug ang among turista nga nisulod sa Camiguin protektado sad. Mao na ngano naay pa ta’y mga entry requirements,” Provincial Tourism Officer Candice Dael said during ‘Come Again sa Camiguin’ radio program, April 7.
(Our goal is to protect our constituents and ensure that tourists coming to Camiguin are protected as well. That is why we still have entry requirements)
To be allowed entry into the island, Provincial Planning Officer Nykolsha Mae Rayos said inbound tourists need to present a copy of their COVID-19 vaccination card and hotel booking confirmation, register for a Clean Camiguin QR account, and accomplish a Health Declaration Form (HDF). Rayos said these requirements will be inspected by port personnel upon arrival into the island.
To prevent delays and ensure a hassle-free entry, Dael encouraged guests to secure these travel requirements at least three to five days before their scheduled trip to Camiguin.
In anticipation of the influx of tourists during the upcoming Holy Week season, Rayos reminded tourism partners in hotel and lodging to responsibly implement health and contact tracing protocols.
“Ang ato pud untang partners, mga accommodation owners [ug] management, ilaha pung part is mutabang sa LGU. Naa sa ilahang end gyud unta dapat ang responsibility sa pag-inform sa atong mga turista [sa mga health protocols],” Rayos said.
(Accommodation owners and management must help the LGU, as our partners. On their end, they are responsible to inform our tourists of the health protocols). (GDA/PIA-10/Camiguin)