DOT eyes vaccination of 5,000 tourism Employees in Bohol

The Department of Tourism on Monday said it will perpetrate a few 10,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines for 5,000 tourism employees in Bohol.

“I’m thrilled to bring the fantastic information that vaccine czars Sec. Carlito Galvez and Sec. Vince Dizon has accepted our request for further vaccines for Bohol,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat through a virtual assembly.

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“For this, the business’s front liners can begin preparing for a larger reopening of tourism in the coming days,” she explained.

The tourism employees will receive Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine,” said the DOT.

Meanwhile, the Bohol Governor Arthur Yap said to be prioritized from the first maternity program are employees from DOT-accredited institutions having a certificate of authority to function, and also the state’s tourism seal of excellence — the supreme Bohol Expertise seal.

“Bohol attracts its earnings from remittances overseas and the services industry, and the two sources are affected in this catastrophe,” said Yap.

“The guarantee of vaccines coming sooner than is really fantastic information so we can protect not just our residents but guarantee visitors that we’re taking steps to guarantee their security too,” Yap also stated.

Together with the vaccination of tourism employees, Puyat expressed hope that this could produce the journey bubble between Bohol and other destinations in Asia viable in the long run.

“There are no standard procedures in facing this outbreak,” the tour leader said. “We need to discover innovative steps for the country to recuperate.”

“It is going to be a continuous challenge and new challenges will happen, but finding and fixing them is the best way to accommodate to the catastrophe,” she said.

“Bohol’s neighborhood processes have constantly strived to maintain the natives safe whilst staying to tourism,” Puyat added. “This makes Bohol a prime offender once we start opening up direct traveling bubbles with pick regional destinations quite soon.”

The state known for the Chocolate Hills, old stone churches, white-sand shores, and tarsiers opened its doors annually for travelers and residents provided they possess a negative RT-PCR test outcome and have lodged in a DOT-accredited resort together with all the state’s tourism seal of excellence.

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