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Central Luzon Provinces Travel List: What’s Permitted & Not

We’ve heard all about Southern Luzon provinces like Batangas and Tagaytay reopening their doors, but how about those further north? 

The Department of Tourism is currently working with Central Luzon provinces toward the travel bubble, and luckily, some of them are keen to open. Some have reopened, although only exclusively for locals.

Here’s a quick rundown of the status of each province and what (and who) is allowed and not.


Current status: MGCQ until October 31, 2020

The province still prohibits all kinds of leisure travel.


Current status: MGCQ until October 31, 2020

Bulacan has reopened tourism, but still at limited capacity and only for local tourists. And even then, acceptance depends on the LGUs. For example, there are checkpoints in Norzagaray, and even residents from adjacent municipalities are often not permitted to enter for leisure travel.

Malls are fully opened in municipalities. However, only 40 percent of 200-plus resorts have decided to reopen. Many are in San Rafael. 


Current status: MGCQ until October 31, 2020

Currently, only 20 beach resorts in Bagac are open. Much of Bataan is still off-limits to leisure travel.


Current status: MGCQ until October 31, 2020

According to San Antonio’s Assistant Tourism Officer Ma. Fe Acebedo, campsites and beach resort owners in the municipality are doing the necessary paperwork to reopen. The town is known as the staging point for famous island hopping destinations including Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove, Camara Island, and Capones Island. 

Only locals are allowed to travel to these beaches and other attractions as of the moment. 

Nueva Ecija

Current status: MGCQ until October 31, 2020

Farm tourism sites in the province have reopened to provincial residents, per Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. 


Current status: MGCQ until October 31, 2020

Angeles City, San Fernando, and Clark have reopened hotels, malls, and restaurants. Buffets are still not allowed. Hiking activities at Mt. Arayat, Pampanga’s sole mountain, has also resumed. 

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