The worldwide travel destination of Boracay Island in the Philippines has reopened today to foreign travelers after a dry run ended on October 25.
Declared one of the World’s Best Islands, Boracay has been declared rehabilitated after being closed by the Philippine government in April 2018 for a 6-month rehabilitation program following reports of violations of environmental standards.
GoodNewsPilipinas reported in early October the scheduled reopening on October 26, 2018 after the government assessment of compliance by businesses and residents met environmental standards of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Check out the GoodNewsPilipinas tips for travelers on 7 Ways to Enjoy Rehabilitated Boracay.
The Department of Tourism issued its latest list of accredited 157 establishments with accommodations of over 5,000 rooms permitted to operate beginning October 26. The complete list here:
The Boracay Inter Agency Task Force (BIATF) went on livestreaming with its press conference this morning declaring the Visayas island officially open for business. The task force pledged to continue its improvements on the island destination even as it has reopened to the public.
The BIATF also announced it will strictly enforce the environmental standards established during the rehabilitation period.
Check out the new world-class Boracay in this DENR video: