Fully Vaccinated? You Can Now Visit Fort Santiago for Free

It's happening from November 15 to 30.

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(SPOT.ph) With vaccination efforts now underway and reported COVID-19 cases declining, Metro Manila is now reopening most establishments to the public. Intramuros, which is a historic and cultural complex of indoor and outdoor attractions, also started receiving guests--with extra perks for the fully vaccinated. Entrance to Fort Santiago is free of charge from November 15 to 30 as long as you received your complete dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Plus, you can also receive a cool Intramuros-themed Beep Card when you're one of the first 50 visitors of Baluarte San Diego and Casa Manila Museum for the day.

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Also read: Intramuros' Dungeons, Fort Santiago + More Are Now Open

Here are the health guidelines for visiting Fort Santiago Intramuros and other sites (as of November 12):

  • Only fully vaccinated individuals, who are 65 years old and below, are allowed in indoor sites and museums, such as the Dungeons, the iMake History Fortress, and Casa Manila.
  • Ages 66 and up are not yet allowed in any Intramuros site.
  • Those below 18 years of age must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult.
  • All visitors shall undergo mandatory temperature check at the entrances.
  • You're also required to access the online tracing form through the posted QR codes. You can also access the links: /bit.ly/fosanti for Fort Santiago, /bit.ly/bsndiego for Baluarte de San Diego, and /bit.ly/casamnl for Casa Manila Museum.
  • Face masks must be worn at all times.
  • Physical distancing of at least one meter from one another in communal areas is recommended.
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Fort Santiago is open from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and from Saturday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Entrance fee (through PayMaya or cash) is P75 for adults, and P50 for students and PWDs. It has a maximum capacity of 150 pax at a time.

The Dungeons and iMake History Fortress, which are both indoor attractions within Fort Santiago, follows the same operating hours. The former has a limit of four pax at a time,while the latter has a maximum capacity of 10 pax at a time.

Casa Manila Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance fee (through PayMaya or cash) is P75 for adults, and P50 for students and PWDs. It has a maximum capacity of 15 pax at a time, with groups strictly composed of five individuals.

Baluarte de San Diego is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enrance fee (through PayMaya or cash) is P75 for adults, and P50 for students and PWDs. Maximum capacity is at 80 pax at a time.

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