September 16, 2021

Rizal Park, Intramuros Reopen Sept 16

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  • Rizal Park and Fort Santiago, Baluarte de San Diego, and Plaza San Luis in Intramuros reopened to tourists under limited capacity and adjusted operating hours starting today Sept 16.

    Rizal Park/IMAGE from Unsplash

    Rizal Park will be open from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. for ages 18-65 years old who want to exercise outdoors, but with a maximum capacity of 500 visitors at any given time.

    Park-goers are advised to download the StaySafe app for faster entry into the premises, although manual contact tracing forms are available in those areas for those without access to mobile phones.

    The age restriction also applies to the Intramuros sites.

    Intramuros/IMAGE from Unsplash

    Fort Santiago will be open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekends with a maximum capacity of 150 visitors at any given time. Baluarte de San Diego will be operating daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will accommodate a maximum of 80 people at a time. Entrance fee for these sites remains at Php 75 for regular visitors, and Php 50 for seniors, students and PWDs.

    Intramuros/IMAGE from Unsplash

    Meanwhile, visitors can go to Plaza San Luis for free. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    “The reopening of Fort Santiago, Baluarte San Diego and Plaza San Luis will allow visitors to again experience 2020’s Asia and World’s leading tourist attraction as recognized by the World Travel Awards. But we continuously urge our tourists to strictly adhere to the health and safety protocols to sustain the resumption of tourism in the country,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat in a press statement.

    Here are the health and safety protocols prescribed by the government for the reopening of Rizal Park and Intramuros:

    • Only those who are aged 18-65 without immunodeficiencies, comorbidities, and other health risks are allowed to visit. Pregnant women aren’t allowed to visit these sites.
    • Fully vaccinated persons can directly go to the express lane at Fort Santiago and Baluarte San Diego to avoid long queues.
    • Visitors must fill up the online contact tracing form through the posted QR codes available at the entrance of Fort Santiago and Baluarte de San Diego. These forms can also be accessed through bit.ly/fosanti and bit.ly/bsndiego.
    • Guests must always wear a face mask and face shield.
    • Visitors must practice proper physical distancing at all times.

    Source: Department of Tourism

               
               
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