September 27, 2020

UPDATED Guidelines for Staycations in Metro Manila during General Community Quarantine (GCQ)

Last Updated: June 2, 2021



Key Updates as of June 1, 2021
  • Only residents of NCR Plus are allowed to check-in for staycations in Metro Manila during GCQ.
  • Guests of all ages are allowed to check-in for staycation.
  • Swab Tests are no longer required for guests between 18 to 65 years old.
  • A negative RT-PCR test result is required for guests below 18 years old or above 65 years old.
  • See updated list of DOT-Approved Staycation Hotels in Metro Manila.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Q1: Which hotels are allowed to accommodate guests for staycations?

Q2: Who are allowed to do staycation in Metro Manila during GCQ?
  • Only residents of NCR Plus (Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna) are allowed to check-in for staycation. [4]
  • Guests of all ages are allowed to check-in for staycation. [5]

Q3: Can I bring my children during a staycation?
  • Yes, your children below 18 years old can join you for staycation. However, a negative RT-PCR test result is required for children below 18 years old upon check-in. [5]

Q4: Am I required to undergo a Swab Test?
  • Swab Tests are no longer required for guests between 18 to 65 years old. [4]
  • A negative RT-PCR test result is required for guests below 18 or above 65 years old. [5] [6]
  • Saliva RT-PCR test may be taken at RITM-accredited laboratories. [6]

Q5: Can I do a staycation with friends or work colleagues?
  • Yes, as long as you are all residents of NCR Plus.
  • Proof of residence such as government issued ID or document with address is required upon check-in.

Q6: What are the documents required to be presented upon check-in?
  • Please prepare a government issued ID with residence address.
  • A Barangay Certificate of Residence may also be presented as supporting document for government IDs without residence address.

Q7: How many persons can share a room during a staycation?
  • The maximum allowable guests staying in a guestroom at a given time shall be determined by the floor area of the guestroom:
    • below 30sqm: maximum of 2 persons
    • 30 to 39sqm: maximum of 3 persons
    • 40 to 49sqm: maximum of 4 persons
    • 50sqm and above: maximum of 5 persons

Q8: Are we allowed to use the swimming pool during a staycation?
  • Staycation hotels are allowed to operate their swimming pools, subject to capacity restrictions set by the government.
  • Some hotels may require you to pre-book a time slot to use the swimming pool. Contact the hotel directly for more details.

Q9: Am I allowed to bring visitors to my room during a staycation?
  • No. Only guests registered during check-in are allowed to enter the guestrooms.
  • You can meet with your visitors at the hotel's common areas or dining outlets.

If you have other questions, you can refer to the two documents attached below or you can also send us an email at metrostaycation@gmail.com.




References
  1. Administrative Order No. 2020-002-B: Amending Further the Health and Safety Guidelines Governing the Operations of Accommodation Establishments Under the New Normal (September 25, 2020)
  2. Administrative Order No. 2020-006: Guidelines on the Operations of Accommodation Establishments for Staycation Purposes Under a General Community Quarantine (September 25, 2020)
  3. Administrative Order No. 2021-004: Updated Guidelines on the Operations of Hotels and other Accommodation Establishments under A Community Quarantine (May 12, 2021)
  4. IATF Resolution No. 117: Issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (May 27, 2021)
  5. IATF Resolution No. 118-A: Issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (May 31, 2021)
  6. DOT Advisory No. 6, s. 2021: Updated Operational Guidelines for DOT-Accredited Accommodation Establishments and Staycation Hotels Beginning June 1, 2021