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ÖFFENTLICHE BEKANNTGABE ZUR SICHERHEIT

Das philippinische Tourismusministerium (DOT) stellt sicher, dass alle Interessenvertreter des Tourismus die Sicherheitsprotokolle und -Maßnahmen der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) und des Gesundheitsministeriums (DOH) erfüllen. Es forciert die Umsetzung dieser Maßnahmen auch in der Öffentlichkeit, um die Ausbreitung des Covid-19 einzudämmen.

Derzeit gibt Reiseprotokolle, Verhaltensvorschriften und andere Gesundheitsmaßnahmen in Ballungsgebieten und touristischer Schwerpunkte, um das Risiko importierter Fälle und der Übertragung in und durch die Öffentlichkeit zu verringern

MAßNAHMEN DER PHILIPPINISCHEN
TOURISMUSINDUSTRIE

Die philippinische Regierung arbeitet eng mit ihren Interessenvertretern der gesamten Tourismusbranche – einschließlich Fluggesellschaften, Hotels und Resorts und Reiseveranstaltern – zusammen, um ineinandergreifende Richtlinien festzulegen, um sicherzustellen, dass alle Vorsichtsmaßnahmen ergriffen werden ,die Ausbreitung des Virus im Land einzudämmen


Airport Protocol

Screening for flu-like symptoms for all departing and arriving passengers. Individuals that show symptoms of the COVID-19 will be isolated, quarantined and monitored
Requiring all suppliers’ action plans on precautions towards COVID-19
Producing meals based on Global Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) standards

AIRCRAFT DISINFECTION PROTOCOL

Interior Cleaning and Disinfection Daily
Hub/ Turnaround Cleaning Crew Lavatory Surface Touchup
Re-Circulation Filter Maintenance Program Interval
Deep Cleaning and Disinfection Every 7 Days
Full Disinfection Upon Request

ACCREDITED HOTELS AND RESORTS PROTOCOL


Temperature checking using a thermal scanner for all guests. Those with fever and flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to enter and will be referred to the nearest hospital.
Conducting screening test to identify where the guests originated from two weeks prior to arrival
Provisioning of more sanitizers on the premises

The Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) recommends that all tourists stay in DOT-accredited establishments for the duration of their trip to ensure that the proper safety protocols are in place.


Guidelines for Accommodation Establishments Under the New Normal

To secure hotel guests’ health and safety in areas where Community Quarantine is no longer in place, please see and follow the mandatories listed below.

Guest Handling Policy

  1. Online payment is highly encouraged upon booking.
  2. Guests must complete a Health Declaration Form upon check-in.
  3. Body temperature checking using a thermal scanner at the hotel entrances shall be undertaken for all guests by qualified health staff or trained hotel personnel. Only guests cleared during screening shall be allowed to enter the hotel perimeter to check-in.
  4. Physical distancing, wearing of face mask, proper handwashing / hand sanitizing practice must be emphasized.
  5. Guests must be provided with reminder cards which may include the following:
    1. No sharing of food or any personal or non-personal belongings
    2. Proper disposal of used PPE must be followed
    3. Mingling with occupants of other rooms is discouraged
    4. Practice of proper handwashing etiquette/hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette, and proper use of face mask must be observed
    5. Strict observance of physical distancing

Reception and Concierge

  1. Contactless payment is highly encouraged.
  2. Acrylic glass barrier may be set up at the front desk for additional protection.
  3. Other PPE that may be considered in the reception counter for emergency purposes are as follows:
    1. Disposable protective apron
    2. Disposable protective shoe covers
    3. Full-length long-sleeved gown/protective clothing/coveralls
  4. Official up-to-date information must be available at the reception desk about traveling to and from countries and/or other areas, including local destinations, that are identified by the Department of Health (DOH) as high-risk in spreading the virus or disease.
  5. Emergency contact numbers of public health authorities, nearest hospital or medical center, and the DOH Assistance Center must be readily available in the reception desk.
  6. A floor marker that allows one (1) meter distance between guests on queuing must be in place to ensure physical distancing.

Reception or Front Desk Officer

  1. Contactless process at the front desk is highly encouraged.
  2. Handshaking is not advised. The practice of Filipino Brand of Service (FBS) or the “Mabuhay Gesture” in greeting and receiving guests, as well as other forms of contactless greeting, is highly encouraged.
  3. Front desk personnel attending to guests must wear face masks. Disposable gloves must be worn when handling cash or documents, and/or materials that are passed from person to person.
  4. All staff extending guest assistance that requires physical contact (e.g. wheelchair, bell service) must wear proper PPE, such as face mask and gloves, whenever necessary.

Rooms and Housekeeping

  1. Only single up to double room occupancy is allowed. Couples or family members who share the same household may be allowed in double or twin occupancy rooms.
  2. Sanitation kit shall be provided for each guest which may include the following:
    1. 70% solution alcohol or alcohol-based sanitizers
    2. Disinfectant sprays
    3. Face masks
    4. Disposable gloves
    5. Rags
  3. A distance of 1 to 2 meters between beds is highly encouraged

Housekeeping Staff

  1. Housekeeping staff must use PPE such as disposable gloves, eye protection gear (goggles), and face masks when cleaning guest rooms and other common areas.
  2. If doing cleaning that generates splashes while washing surfaces, cleaning staff must use facial protection or face shield and waterproof aprons.

Room Decontamination

  1. The establishment must ensure prompt action to clean rooms after each use of guest/s. It must be a standard procedure to sanitize rooms right after check-out.
  2. Disinfection of rooms and surfaces must be conducted every after guests check out. This includes disinfection of furniture, appliances, flooring, and panes using bleach solution or any approved disinfecting agent.
  3. Thorough disinfection of rooms and common areas using enhanced technologies, such as electrostatic sprayers with hospital-grade disinfectants, high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, or germicidal ultra-violet (UV) lighting system, at least once every two (2) weeks is highly encouraged.

Food and Beverage (F&B) Service

  1. Guests must be reminded to disinfect their hands with alcohol-based hand sanitizer, or 70% solution alcohol located at the reception counter upon entering and leaving the vicinity.
  2. All food and beverages must be served by restaurant crew or personnel.
  3. Banquet tables that can accommodate ten (10) guests must accommodate only five (5) guests. Tables shall be arranged such that the distance from the back of one chair to the back of another chair is more than one (1) meter apart and the guests face each other from a distance of at least one (1) meter.
  4. Serving of individually packed meals using biodegradable packaging is encouraged.
  5. The following services and set-ups are highly discouraged:
    1. Self-service station at the dining area
    2. Buffet service
    3. Room service

Public and Common Areas

  1. Sanitizing mats must be available at all entry points.
  2. Physical distancing must be strictly observed when using elevators. Only 50% of the maximum capacity is recommended to avoid physical contact. Placing of floor markers to delineate physical distancing is likewise encouraged.
  3. Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials on proper handwashing, respiratory etiquette, and proper use of face mask must be posted in conspicuous areas, particularly at the restrooms and other wash areas.
  4. Placement of signs reminding guests and general public to minimize touching of surfaces in public areas is highly recommended.

NEW NORMAL PROTOCOLS FOR
DOT-ACCREDITED RESTAURANTS

The following guidelines must be strictly implemented and observed by all establishments, including its staff and guests, to ensure everyone’s safety.

Disinfection And Sanitation Protocols
These safety measures are required to keep establishments safe and clean.

Conduct regular deep cleaning and disinfection of premises
Ensure frequent cleaning and disinfection of high-touch areas
Wash and disinfect all kitchenwares, even the unused ones
Clean and sanitize all toilets and washrooms every two hours
Use proper gloves when cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces
Observe proper disposal of used gloves, wipes, and masks
Implement regular pest control measures
Cover porous surfaces with plastic sheets for easy disinfection

Configuration Protocols For Restaurants
All establishments are required to strictly follow these set-up protocols:

Provide disinfectant mats in all entry points of the restaurant
Establish seating plans that allow 1-meter physical distancing
Clearly mark out seats alternately if they are fixed
Install transparent dividers at face-to-face seating tables
Place the menu on the counter or other conspicuous areas
Install signages about proper hygiene on visible areas
Install alcohol-based hand sanitizers in different areas
Prohibit or limit the use of self-service stations like buffets
Designate pick-up/take-out zones for customers and delivery
Place floor markers for queues to ensure physical distancing
Temporarily suspend ancillary leisure facilities and amenities
Dispense single-use and biodegradable items properly
Cover all food and beverages properly before serving
Offer contactless payment options to limit physical contact

Guidelines For Customers
Make the safety of customers a priority and follow these measures:

Wear a face mask at all times except when eating/drinking
Have your body temperature checked upon entry
Practice handwashing with soap and water for 20 seconds
Observe 1-meter physical distancing in communal area
Sanitize footwear with sanitizing mats upon entry
Provide name and contact details in the contact tracing log sheet
Fill out a health declaration form upon entry
Expect to be refused entry when exhibiting fever/flu-like symptoms

Guidelines For Employees
All staff are required to follow the protocols below to ensure safe food service.

Observe good hygiene/grooming
Wear proper PPE all the time
Practice frequent handwashing
Use appropriate utensils in touching ready-to-eat food
Use 70% solution alcohol/sanitizer every 20 minutes
No spitting on floors
Maintain 1-meter physical distance at all times
Practice “Clean As You Work” & “Clean As You Go”
Employ a shifting schedule for meal breaks
Store personal effects in areas inaccessible to customers
No loitering outside workstation
Avoid interactions that are not work-related

Guidelines On Delivery Services
Personnel can ensure safe food handling and delivery by following these:

Wear a face mask properly at all times
Sanitize hands with soap/alcohol before & after deliveries
Maintain 1-meter physical distance at all times
Deliver food items using proper insulated case/storage
Separate raw food from cooked & ready-to-eat items
Ensure proper wrapping & packaging for food transport
Sanitize food delivery items at all times
Partner with reputable online delivery services
Offer cashless payment methods if possible

Guidelines On Restaurant Management
Management must follow these health and safety protocols strictly.

Require Health Declaration forms from staff prior to every duty
Conduct strict body temperature screening
Train staff on Health & Safety Protocols
Maintain cleanliness within the premises
Conduct annual health checkup for staff
Reduce seating capacity by 50%
Provide proper PPE to all staff
Install hand sanitizing stations
Provide visible information materials on preventive measures
Place kitchen floor markers for proper distancing
Have separate dishwashing and handwashing sinks for kitchen staff
Limit access to food preparation areas to kitchen employees

LAND TOURIST TRANSPORTATION PROTOCOLS UNDER THE NEW NORMAL

To ensure tourists’ safety, all sets of guidelines below must be strictly implemented and followed by the operators, staff, and travelers.

What Transport Operators Should Do
These safety measures are mandatory in operating tourist transport services

Monitor staff’s body temperature
Provide PPE for staff on duty
Provide staff training on PPE use
Provide annual check-up for staff
Update staff on health concerns

Must-Have Items For Drivers
Transport operators are required to provide all drivers with the following items:

Face mask
Sanitizer/Alcohol
Paper towel/Tissue
Disinfectants
Gloves
Disposable cloths & cleaning agents

What Drivers Should Do
Maintain cleanliness and secure the tourists’ safety by doing the following:

Wear clean clothes and closed shoes
Wear face masks and gloves properly
Observe physical distancing at all times
Sanitize hands with soap/alcohol frequently
Cover nose & mouth when coughing/sneezing
Clean & disinfect the vehicle frequently
Document trips with an itinerary or a trip ticket

Securing Transport Vehicles
All transport services must be kept sanitized at all times by following the mandatories below.

  1. Conduct deep cleaning and proper disinfection after every use.
  2. Keep vehicle well-ventilated, with air-conditioning on non-recirculated mode.
  3. Keep wastes on board in a hygienic condition.
  4. Prepare a separate trash bag for sanitation disposables.
  5. Immediately dispose used trash bags at the destination.

Mandatories for Transport Vehicles
All transport services should strictly have the listed items at all times.

  1. Markings and barriers
  2. Notices with appropriate info and enforced policies
  3. Info materials on hand disinfecting and respiratory etiquette
  4. Thermometer gun & first-aid kits
  5. Sanitation kits for passengers:
    1. 70% solution alcohol/sanitizer
    2. Tissue paper and/or disposable wet wipes
  6. Emergency directory of the following hotlines:
    1. Clinics and Hospitals located in the city/municipality within the route
    2. Police and Fire stations located in the city/municipality within the route
    3. Other emergency responders whether public or private located in the city/municipality within the route
  7. Cashless services and other options that promote less physical contact

Passenger Protocols
Tourists are required to strictly follow the terms listed below.

  1. Passengers without masks shall not be allowed to board the vehicle.
  2. Passengers exhibiting flu-like symptoms shall be immediately transported to a healthcare facility or hospital.
  3. Passenger information such as name, address, and contact details shall be collected for contact tracing.

Passengers Limit and Physical Distancing Measures
Vehicles must comply with Social Distancing and Passenger Limit Guidelines set by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

  1. Car/Sedan
    • A total of three (3) passengers, including the driver, are allowed.
      • No passenger should be seated beside the driver.
      • Max of two (2) passengers should be at the back row with one seat apart.
  2. Vans
    • Only two (2) passengers per row are allowed.
    • Only one (1) passenger for the driver’s row is allowed.
    • A waterproof transparent barrier between the driver and the passengers must be installed.
  3. Buses/Coasters
    • Only 50% of the total capacity is allowed.
    • Passengers must be seated one (1) seat apart.
    • No standing passengers are allowed.
    • A waterproof transparent barrier between the driver and the passengers must be installed.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf https://tourism.gov.ph/healthandsafetyguidelinesnewnormal.aspx sowie auf https://philippines.travel/safeph.

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