By Glen S.Ramos
El Nido Municipal Mayor Edna G. Lim yesterday issued a municipal advisory suspending inbound travels to the municipality.
“Due to the spread and rise of Covid-19 community transmission cases in neighboring municipalities, including Puerto Princesa City, we will be temporarily suspending inbound travels to El Nido from October 10, 2020 at 12 noon to October 24, 2020 at 12 noon,” Mayor Lim stated.
“This is in compliance to the urgent recommendation from the Health and Safety Ground Command of the Emergency Operations of the province,” she said.
Under the advisory, all locally stranded individuals (LSIs), Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR), returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) coming to El Nido en route to Puerto Princesa City via airport and sea port will not be allowed to enter the municipality.
Leisure travelers coming to El Nido from high risk areas or areas with community transmission are included.
Also, all inbound sea travels to El Nido stopping over at Coron, Cuyo and Mindoro will be banned from entering the town.
El Nido has just re-opened its tourism business last October 1, 2020 by virtue of local Executive Order 2020-079 with about 40 business establishments and 400 workers resume work to slowly revive its local economy which was greatly affected by the pandemic.