An aerial shot of a beach in the island of Cebu

Why the Island of Cebu Is
One of the World’s Best

US-based travel magazine Travel+Leisure recently ranked the 25 best islands in the world. Only three Philippine islands made it to the list – Boracay, Palawan, and Cebu.Boracay ranked 9th, Palawan 11th, and Cebu 16th.Despite ranking the lowest among the three, the island of Cebu has a lot to celebrate, as many tourists agree that it is at par with the other two islands.

Residents walking in Cebu City with masks on

Cebu City Shelves Mandatory
Face Masks in 2022

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama announced that face masks are now optional in open spaces within the city. Some residents of the Queen City of the South can rejoice knowing that they can walk the streets without having to wear a mask, while others are not so sure if it’s something to celebrate.The ruling will only be on a trial period until the end of the year. The Cebu City government will automatically lift the policy in a resurgence of COVID-19 cases.After two years of uncertainty about whether the city would return to its normal state, tourism in Cebu is beginning to thrive, as business establishments open to the public and travel restrictions are lifted to welcome more tourists.That being said, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. Citizens are still encouraged to practice social distancing and proper sanitization to lessen the risk of spreading the virus.

Cebu airport officials, along with Gwendolyn Garcia and Christine Garcia Frasco

Cebu Airport Set to Go
In Full Swing after Pandemic

After two years of low revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cebu airport is ready to welcome tourists and travel enthusiasts back to the island.The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) celebrated its 32nd year of service on August 4, 2022 at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City. Officials vowed to improve its services and come back in full swing.The announcement came after travel restrictions for the Coronavirus pandemic have been steadily lifted throughout the island, ushering in more opportunities for local and foreign tourists to experience the stunning island of Cebu once again.

Cebu Province junks the use of face masks outdoors

Cebu Province Junks Face Masks
for Both Locals and Tourists

You will begin to see fewer people wearing face masks in the towns within Cebu Province.The Cebu Provincial Government has removed face mask protocols in open and well-ventilated spaces in areas under different districts on Cebu island.Since the EO was approved immediately on June 8, 2022, travelers and residents may leave their houses without wearing a face mask.The Philippine government has included wearing face masks as a health protocol during the COVID-19 pandemic. This mandate is said to be very effective in improving the pandemic situation in the country.

property damage as a result of typhoon Rai

Typhoon Rai | The Costly Destruction
of Cebu Tourist Spots

Typhoons are some of the most common natural disasters in the Philippines. With the country located near the Pacific Ocean, it brings in around 20 typhoons every year, causing massive destruction to several homes, streets, and public attractions.

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