Many feared the elections would bring about a rise in COVID-19 cases around the nation. Thankfully, the increase isn’t as significant as many of us thought. The Department of Health released a report last May 16, 2022, showing that the new cases were slightly lower than the week before the national elections. This means that the Philippines is steadily recovering from the pandemic.
This is great news for late vacationers who did not get a chance to go on their well-deserved trips. If you’re planning to travel this time around, here are a few guidelines to follow:
Check the news for COVID surges in the area you are visiting
Although the tourism industry is flourishing at the moment, the danger of COVID infections is still an ever-present threat in the Philippines. This isn’t to dissuade you from your trip but rather to ensure that you are aware of the situation at your destination and set your expectations accordingly. Some places might enact quarantine at any moment; others may just block visitors from visiting heavily infected areas. Doing your research can help you assess the situation and what you might encounter on your trip.
Make sure you and the rest of your squad are vaccinated and boosted
Now, no one wants to get left behind. But you need to do your part in healing the Philippines by ensuring everyone in your group is vaccinated and boosted. Not only is it a health hazard to bring someone who isn’t vaccinated, but they might also hinder the trip as many public areas right now do not allow unvaccinated people (especially kids) in for any reason.
Get COVID insurance if possible
Vaccinated people aren’t 100% free from the COVID threat. While it’s rare for these folks to get a dangerous variant from their trips, it’s still a possibility that you shouldn’t ignore. Vital Cover Philippines provides financial security for people infected with coronavirus and Dengue and Chikungunya. It’s great to hope for a safe trip, but realistically there’s always a chance for someone to get bit by a bad mosquito.
With insurance, you and your family can rest easy knowing that they can get well in a good hospital thanks to the reimbursement from one of the best insurance companies in the Philippines, Malayan!
Follow these pointers and you’ll be able to enjoy your vacation to the fullest extent. We’re past the worst years of the pandemic now. Take your friends and families out to that trip you’ve always wanted ever since 2020. You deserve it!