Cebu City welcomes tourists, including those
coming from the National Capital Region (NCR) and its neighboring provinces.
Cebu City Tourism Commissioner Jocelyn Pesquera
said the city has been open to non-essential travel and vacation since November
Section 3-A of Executive Order 125 issued in
March this year, stip7oates that returning residents, private authorized
persons outside residence (Apor), non-Apor and persons traveling for leisure
and humanitarian reasons must secure a negative reverse transcription
polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test from a Department of Health-(DOH) accredited
molecular laboratory taken not more than 72 hours prior to arrival.
For those whose place of origin does not have
an RT-PCR test, they must secure certification from the local government unit
stating that an RT-PCR test is unavailable so they will be tested upon arrival.
Travelers can avail themselves of the free swab
test in the city’s seaport and City Health Department coronavirus disease 2019
clinics upon presentation of their travel coordination permit.
If tourists land at the Mactan-Cebu
International Airport (MCIa+A), they must comply with their hotel’s
requirements, said Pesquera. But if they are staying in the cities of Lapu-Lapu
or Mandaue and visiting tourist spots in Cebu City, they no longer have to
Pesquera had said the city’s tourism industry
continued to rely on locals.