The Philippines government have announced that they will be clothing off tourist access to their most popular island, Boracay, from the 26th of April 2018.

This is in an effort to clean it up after concerns that the fast development, amount of pollution and 2.1 million tourists arriving per year are threatening the beautiful beaches. During the downtime of Boracay, locals only will be able to visit the shores whereas tourists will be banned boarding of ferries at their ports.

There are concerns in regards to job security over 36,000 employees on the island, however, Boracay makes up a huge part of the country’s tourism – over 20%, so it’s imperative that motions are put in place now to allow for future generations to enjoy this paradise for years to come.