Team out of City Hub (www.outoftownblog.com) – The Division of Tourism (DOT) on 21 July (Wednesday) reminded accredited Lodging Institutions working as Quarantine Inns to permit room sharing for sure people belonging in the identical family touring collectively, particularly households with minors.
“We’ve got obtained reviews that some DOT-Accredited Lodging Institutions working as Quarantine Inns have been implementing a one-room-one-person coverage even for vacationers coming from the identical family. Whereas the Division is conscious of the downturns that the pandemic dropped at the tourism trade, significantly the lodging sector, we want to reiterate that each one DOT-accredited institutions should strictly comply with the rules launched by the Division to keep away from confusion amongst vacationers who must quarantine,” Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat stated.
The Inter-Company Job Power for the Administration of Rising Infectious Illnesses (IATF-EID) has confirmed the necessity to adjust to the DOT Administrative Order that permits sure people underneath necessary quarantine to remain in the identical room. Such Administrative Order was issued with the approval of the Division of Well being (DOH) and Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ).
“All of us share the identical struggles however it’s crucial that we implement the proper insurance policies to assist our kababayans who wish to return to the nation,” added the tourism chief.
Based mostly on DOT Administrative Order No. 2021-004-A, single occupancy is required for quarantine visitors from totally different households.
Room sharing is inspired for quarantine visitors belonging to the identical family and visitors requiring a companion, comparable to minors, PWDs or senior residents, or as could also be prescribed by the DOH or the BOQ.
“If we wish to fast-track the restoration of the trade, tourism stakeholders also needs to assist the Division in correctly implementing such measures. We’d like your continued assist as we see extra Filipino vacationers desirous to return house,” the tourism chief emphasised.