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By Prince Golez

The government has lifted the age restrictions for tourists aged 15 years old below and above 65 in areas under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

But, the easing of the age restriction will be subject to concurrence by the local government units, according to Resolution No. 84 of the Interagency Task Force for the Management (IATF) of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

The relaxation of restriction is also subject to prior consultation with the Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Health (DOH), and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the development of specific guidelines for this purpose.

“Any person below 15 years old, those who are over 65 years old, those with immunodeficiency, comorbidity, or other health risks, and pregnant women shall be required to remain in their residence at all times; Provided that all activities and movements allowed under other Sections of these Guidelines for the foregoing persons shall continue to be permitted under MGCQ,” the resolution read.

“The aforementioned age restrictions for travellers for tourism purposes may be relaxed upon the determination of local government units, and subject to prior consultation with the DOT, DOH, and DILG and the development of specific guidelines for this purpose,” it added.

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