Mayor pushes shift to saliva test for Boracay tourists


Tourists visiting Boracay Island are still required to present a negative Covid-19 PCR test result, Malay, Aklan Mayor Frolibar Bautista said.

Bautista, however, said they have recommended to the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force to shift to saliva test instead of the swab test.

“We are still waiting for the approval,” according to him. (

He added that he already discussed the matter with Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores.

Once the saliva test is approved, more tourists are expected to come in, said Bautista.

“A lot of our tourists are suggesting that we change the procedure to saliva,” he added.