By Liezelle Soriano
MANILA — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Tuesday held a meeting with his Cabinet members where loosening up the travel restrictions in the country to boost tourism and propping public service digitally were on top of the agenda.
According to the Office of the Press Secretary, Marcos administration wants to enhance its public service through digital means and relaxing trael restrictions in an effort to boost local and international tourism.
“Nakikipagpulong si Pangulong Ferdinand R. Marcos ngayong araw sa kanyang gabinete upang talakayin ang pag-usad ng mga plano ng administrasyon, kabilang na ang pagpapabuti ng pampublikong serbisyo sa pamamagitan ng digital na pamamaraan,” the OPS said on social media.
“Kasalukuyang pinag-uusapan din sa miting ang health protocols pagdating sa pagbiyahe at ang panukalang gawing mas maluwag ang travel restrictions sa bansa,” it added.
Earlier, the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) announced that it will implement the use of Electronic Arrival Card (eArrival Card) scan-and-go system in the country’s airports to protect the public from COVID-19 starting November 1.
The eArrival Card will simplify arrival requirements of travelers.
All inbound travelers will be required to have an e-Arrival Card within 72 hours prior to their departure from their country of origin for a breezy entry into the country.