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DOT: More than 1,000 foreign tourists visit PH amid eased travel curbs

/ 02:22 PM February 11, 2022
DOT: More than 1,000 foreign tourists visit PH amid eased travel curbs

Berna Romulo-Puyat talks to members of the media in Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines, on Friday, February 11, 2022. Also in photo is vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. (back). INQUIRER.net/John Eric Mendoza

BORACAY, Philippines — More than 1,000 foreign tourists have visited the Philippines since the country opened its doors to international tourism amid relaxed travel rules, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Berna Romulo-Puyat said.

Puyat said the first day of reopening on Thursday, February 10, saw 421 foreign tourists visiting the country and 685 tourists so far visiting on Friday.

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“We were shocked because we thought we will only have single digits [of tourists],” Puyat told reporters in an ambush interview here.

The Philippines allowed the entry of fully vaccinated tourists from 157 countries that have visa-free arrangements with the country starting February 10.

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