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× Trapped by COVID-19 quarantine: 700 foreigners, including 500 in Boracay, sent home

ILOILO CITY---Nearly 700 foreign tourists, including 500 in Boracay, trapped by COVID-19 travel restrictions in Western Visayas had been extracted and flown to Manila and Cebu to return to their countries.

From March 19 and 23, the Department of Tourism (DOT) has mounted so-called sweeper flights for 694 foreign tourists.

These included a flight in Bacolod City with 147 foreign tourists on March…