Aklan now issues auto-QR codes to fully vaxxed tourists

BORACAY–Yes, they heard you loud and clear.

The provincial government of Aklan, after careful consideration, has made the release of QR codes faster than ever before.

This is according to Gov. Florencio Miraflores, who said he directed the provincial validating team to make this happen in order to make travel to Boracay Island less complex to domestic tourists with vaccine cards.

“We will no longer validate the vaccine cards unless needed because that is the one delaying the issuance of QR codes,” he explained. “Those with vaccine cards will automatically get QR code acceptance.”

The new, more efficient process takes effect on November 22.

This announcement is not only good news to tourists and travel and tourism establishments but a relief to the provincial government as well since it had been grappling with various issues when it decided to no longer require swab or saliva test results from fully vaccinated travelers going to Boracay.

Miraflores said they have to unclog the system request for QR codes, of which there are at least 5,000, to allow more people to travel to the province of Aklan.

Since the Boracay reopening, authorities in Aklan have been busy setting and enforcing entry rules to keep people safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Tourists with plans to travel to Boracay Island need only submit a vaccination card or certificate that they have been fully vaccinated with an approved vaccine against the coronavirus.

Children under 12-years old can travel to Boracay Island and won’t be required a vaccination certificate so long as they are with a fully vaccinated adult.

On the other hand, travelers aged between 12 and 17 will need one, just like the adults. They must also complete the digital health declaration form, submit confirmed hotel bookings or proof of residency to be allowed entry. (Boy Ryan Zabal/iNews-Aklan/Boracay Bureau)

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