The island of Boracay in Malay, Aklan will gradually open starting June 16 for tourists coming from Western Visayas after the IATF (Inter-Agency Task Force) in Boracay approved the recommendation of the Aklan Provincial Government.
Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Puyat reiterated the implementation of guidelines under the modified general community quarantine in the gradual opening of the island.
The DOT is also ready to accept requests from hotels in Boracay if they wish to operate.
DILG Secretary Año said the opening of Boracay will be used as basis if other tourist spots in the country will be opened.
The Boracay IATF said they are also looking at the possibility of opening the island to international tourists after it opens its doors to domestic tourists.PTV News/IMT