2020 has been rough on Tagaytay City.
It all started when Taal Volcano erupted in January which forced Tagaytay and surrounding provinces to close their doors for the safety of everyone. Afterward, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and quarantine measures shut the doors of the popular tourist destination again. Much of the city has remained closed ever since, even with the imposition of Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) in the province of Cavite.
That all changes this month.
Tagaytay City Mayor Agnes Tolentino recently issued guidelines allowing tourism establishments within the city limits to operate. In case you’re wondering, yes, these include the numerous hotels along the scenic ridge. Of course, per the new guidelines, such businesses can only operate at 50% capacity and must secure clearance from the Department of Tourism (DOT).
The best news about going to Tagaytay? You won’t need to secure a travel pass anymore. Checkpoints at entry points will remain, but visitors no longer need to show a travel pass. Instead, visitors only need to fill out health declaration forms and observe proper social distancing inside vehicles.
Unfortunately, all persons below 21 years old and above 60 are still not allowed to enter. At the same time, there is still a curfew from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM.
So if you’ve been missing Tagaytay City, you can drop by but do remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is still around, and the number of cases continues to rise daily. So yes, exercise caution.
With Tagaytay now reopening to tourists, will you go up to get a bit of fresh air?