Seven tourists from Luzon were arrested for allegedly presenting fake RT-PCR test results upon entering Boracay Island.
The seven, aged 30 to 40 years old, were part of a group of tourists who arrived on the island on June 4 and stayed in a hotel in Barangay Balabag, according to Lieutenant Colonel Don de Dios, Boracay police chief.
De Dios said, “The tourists – four from Cavite and one each from Quezon City, Bulacan and Manila – were extracted from the hotel on the same day and brought to the province’s quarantine facility in Kalibo.”
He said he had no idea if the tourists’ companions decided to go home or continued with the vacation.
Two months ago, the Department of Justice ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to investigate the proliferation of fake RT-PCR test results in Boracay.
In May, the municipal government of Malay declared 122 tourists persona non grata for using fake RT-PCR test results to enter the island.