Boracay eases curfew hours


The local government of Malay, Aklan has shortened the curfew hours from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m.

The curfew previously started at 11 p.m.

According to Mayor Floribar Bautista, the shortened curfew will give tourism establishments extra hours of service to customers so they can generate more revenues amid the coronavirus pandemic. (

However, the 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew hours in mainland Malay remains.

The municipal government aims to convince more tourists to visit Boracay, which gradually reopened in October 2020 after months of closure due to pandemic-related quarantine measures.

For now, Boracay only accepts domestic tourists – primarily from the National Capital Region and Visayas regions – that must comply with strict requirements such as the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test.