Domestic tourists at White Beach in Boracay, the Philippines in October. The popular tourist destination has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, and domestic visitor numbers are too low to sustain many businesses. Photo: Getty Images Domestic tourists at White Beach in Boracay, the Philippines in October. The popular tourist destination has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, and domestic visitor numbers are too low to sustain many businesses. Photo: Getty Images
Domestic tourists at White Beach in Boracay, the Philippines in October. The popular tourist destination has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, and domestic visitor numbers are too low to sustain many businesses. Photo: Getty Images

Boracay update: how the Philippine tourist island is coping as Covid-19 disruption drags on

  • Business at the popular tourist destination is still struggling and staff have been laid off, despite the best efforts of its resilient resort and bar owners
  • Only 3,703 people arrived between December 1 and 12 – fewer visitors to the island than in a single day before the pandemic struck

Topic |   Coronavirus Philippines
Domestic tourists at White Beach in Boracay, the Philippines in October. The popular tourist destination has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, and domestic visitor numbers are too low to sustain many businesses. Photo: Getty Images Domestic tourists at White Beach in Boracay, the Philippines in October. The popular tourist destination has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, and domestic visitor numbers are too low to sustain many businesses. Photo: Getty Images
Domestic tourists at White Beach in Boracay, the Philippines in October. The popular tourist destination has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, and domestic visitor numbers are too low to sustain many businesses. Photo: Getty Images
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