The Salvadoran Ministry of Tourism “MITUR” began the certification process for tourist guides to operate under biosafety protocols. Minister of Tourism Morena Valdez expressed that more than 200 tourist guides have started training to obtain the certification.
The first guides, who started their training last year, received their certification in an event attended by the Minister of Tourism Morena Valdez. They are part of a group of 200 who began their training to obtain a special permit and operate under biosafety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The guides were trained to apply biosafety protocols and to exercise their work responsibly in the face of the pandemic, which continues to hit El Salvador and the rest of the world.
“The Salvadoran tourism sector is prepared for this new normal caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.” Stated Minister Valdez.
The National Program for Tourism framework with Biosafety and Quality guarantees tourist guide services and attention to tourists by implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
In the second quarter of the year, the ministry of tourism will implement the next phase of specialization, including guides from the Ministry of Culture, the Environment, and service personnel in the different tourist destinations.
The certifications are part of the National Program for Tourism, which seeks to increase the economic activity in El Salvador’s tourism sector. The Salvadoran tourism sector is one of the most affected during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The priority of the Government of President Nayib Bukele has been to promote an orderly and safe reactivation of tourist activity. To this end, we are pioneers in the region in implementing biosafety certificates for companies and human talent that make up the tourism industry, “said Morena Valdez.