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DOT extends leisure travel from NCR Plus to MGCQ areas until June 30


The Department of Tourism has extended leisure travel for all ages from the National Capital Region Plus to tourist spots under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until the end of June.

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said point-to-point travel from NCR Plus to MGCQ areas will be allowed without age restrictions subject to a negative RT-PCR test for those below 18 years old and above 65 years old.

Other protocols and restrictions depend on the local government units of the destination.

Initially, restrictions were placed until June 15.

Meanwhile, tourists from Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal may only undertake point-to-point travel to GCQ and MGCQ areas.

On Monday, President Rodrigo Duterte placed Metro Manila and Bulacan under GCQ "with some restrictions" until June 30. Rizal, Laguna and Cavite will be under GCQ but with heightened restrictions until the end of June.

The country so far has 1,332,832 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 1,253,541 recoveries and 23,121 deaths. — BM, GMA News

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