Free booster shots for tourists in Boracay
With the Philippines open again to foreign travellers, island hotspot Boracay hopes to lure tourists with free booster shots.
Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said tourists can get free booster shots during a holiday on the island.
Officials said the local adult population and all hospitality workers are 100% double jabbed as the ‘Resbakuna sa Botika’ booster programme was launched.
It allows foreign visitors to get a booster.
“We are really at the forefront of this development. We have the advantage of having fully-vaccinated workers and residents. We are more than ready to open Boracay to foreign tourists,” Gov. Florencio Miraflores said.
Romulo-Puyat said tourists are able to walk in and have their booster shots at licensed pharmacies across the island.
There are currently no active Covid-19 cases on the island.
The Philippines reopened borders to foreign travellers last week.
Quarantine-free is allowed for double-vaccinated adult travellers from over 150 countries who also test negative for the virus.
Children under the age of 18 are exempt.
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