Mandaue’s tourism office flooded with questions on how to visit city

By: Mary Rose Sagarino - CDN Digital Correspondent | March 04,2021 - 09:06 PM

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City Tourism Office has been receiving tons of inquiries about the easing of requirements for those who will return or visit the city.

Since the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) has lifted some protocols such as travel authority, medical certificate, among others for travelers, the Mandaue City Tourism Office has been flooded with inquiries.

Hazel Tamondong, the city’s tourism officer, said they had an average of 50 to 60 inquiries a day.

Hazel Tamondong, the Mandaue City tourism officer.

She added that their office has already issued 100 letters of confirmation for those who want to visit Mandaue.

Tamondong said they will check details such as the address or hotel bookings in Mandaue when returning or visiting the city before giving a letter of confirmation.

“It’s for us to check if your papers are in order, you are submitting the correct documents that we’re asking and then it will also give us a chance to monitor nga this particular person came to Mandaue simbako lang nga naay mahitabo like kani siya nga barangay naay nagpositive, so it’s easier to contact trace these people,” said Tamondong.

Here are the updated protocols when coming into Mandaue City:

Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI) or Returning Residents

-Valid ID, Certificate of Barangay Residency, Complete address in Mandaue City, and a contact number

Returning for work (APOR) private establishments

-Certificate of Employment (COE), Work/Travel Order, Travel Itinerary, and Confirmed hotel booking/accommodation

Returning for work (APOR) government and attached agencies

– Government-issued ID, Travel Order, and Travel Itinerary

Non-Apor/For leisure purposes

-Government-issued ID/Proof of Identification, confirmed hotel booking, and Travel Itinerary

All must pass symptoms screening at ports of entry and exit and all must submit the required documents prior to travel to Mandaue City through [email protected] /rcg

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