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 now have acquired stories 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 business, significantly the lodging sector, we want to reiterate that every one DOT-accredited institutions should strictly comply with the rules launched by the Division to keep away from confusion amongst vacationers who have to quarantine,” Tourism Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat stated.
The Inter-Company Job Power for the Administration of Rising Infectious Ailments (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 suitable insurance policies to assist our kababayans who need 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 friends from totally different households.
Room sharing is inspired for quarantine friends belonging to the identical family and friends requiring a companion, akin to minors, PWDs or senior residents, or as could also be prescribed by the DOH or the BOQ.
“If we need to fast-track the restoration of the business, tourism stakeholders also needs to assist the Division in correctly implementing such measures. We want your continued assist as we see extra Filipino vacationers eager to return house,” the tourism chief emphasised.
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