Manila Casinos to remain closed despite easing of countermeasures

Authorities in The Philippines have eased Covid-19 restrictions.
Authorities in The Philippines have eased Covid-19 restrictions.

Manila integrated resorts have been allowed to offer staycations to people who have been fully vaccinated from October 16 but casinos will remain closed.

The Philippines.- The Philippines’ Department of Tourism has allowed integrated resorts located in the Entertainment City zone in Metro Manila to offer staycations to those who have been fully vaccinated. However, despite the city moving to Level 3 of Covid-19 restrictions, casinos won’t be allowed to resume operations for now.

President Duterte’s spokesperson Harry Roque has said casino venues, horse racing, cockfighting, lottery and betting shops will not reopen unless authorised by the Inter-Agency Task Force.

Casino operators were expecting to be allowed to reopen at 30 per cent of their venue capacity. Only when the city reaches Level 1 will casinos be able to reopen at full capacity.

Philippines to ease travel restrictions for fully vaccinated visitors

The government in The Philippines continues to ease Covid-19 restrictions, announcing that foreign visitors from countries considered low risk will no longer be required to quarantine on arrival

Visitors will only need to show a negative Covid-19 test issued 72 hours before departure and to self-monitor their health for 14 days.

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