Following the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID)’s announcement allowing the reopening of cultural centers and landmarks, the Intramuros Administration has reopened the doors to selected sites in the area.
Beginning Feb. 18, Fort Santiago, Baluarte de San Diego and the Casa Manila Museum will be returning to their regular operating hours. Fort Santiago will be open daily from 12 noon to 8 p.m., while Casa Manila Museum will be open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Baluarte de San Diego will only be open on weekends, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To prevent overcrowding, Fort Santiago and Baluarte de San Diego will allow only 100 people at a time. Casa Manila Museum will allow 15 people at a time, with a maximum of five people per group.
Another site that’s open to the public is The Book Stop, which is accepting book donations and exchanges once more. The pop-up library will also allow visitors to access the books on its shelves, free of charge.
A no mask-no entry rule will be in place and visitors are required to maintain a physical distance of at least one meter from the next person.
Entrance fees to Intramuros are at P75 for adults and P50 for students and persons with disabilities, which can be paid using cash, a Beep card or PayMaya. Only visitors aged 15 to 65 years old are allowed.
Before entering Intramuros, however, visitors will be required to download and register on the StaySafe PH app for contact tracing purposes. Wearing of face masks and shields, physical distancing and mandatory temperature checks and sanitizing protocols are required.
According to Guiller Asido, head of Intramuros administration, visitors will be constantly reminded of the health protocols during their visit.