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Six domestic destinations -Cebu, Pagadian, Negros Occidental, Guimaras, Tacloban and Butuan, – no longer require RT-PCR or Antigen tests for travelers.

However, travelers bound for Cebu Province must present a medical certificate stating that they do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 issued within 24 hours of before arrival in Cebu.

Pagadian City-bound travelers are required to present a valid government-issued ID, which states their address is in Pagadian City, while transiting passengers do not need to present any requirement.

The four other destinations – Negros Occidental (except Bacolod City), Guimaras, Tacloban and Butuan – accept vaccination cards of fully vaccinated persons as travel requirement for entry.

A passenger is considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after having received the second dose in a two-dose series, or at least 14 days after having received a single-dose vaccine.

Other requirements aside from the vaccination card include Travel coordination permit (TCP) from S-Pass and complete registration to StaySafe.ph for those flying to Negros Occidental and Guimaras.

Tacloban-bound passengers must register under the Balik Tacloban Project through www.baliktacloban.tacloban.gov.ph.

They may also present their certification of Quarantine Completion with vaccination status in securing the Acceptance Letter when travelling to Tacloban City.

Butuan requires a TCP from S-Pass, and a valid, government-issued ID on the system.

Passengers bound for cities or municipalities outside Butuan City must show approved Travel Pass-Through Permit (TPP) from S-Pass.

“We are encouraged by the efforts of these LGUs to open up their borders and simplify travel requirements,” remarked Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific Vice President for Marketing and Customer Experience.

“We share the goals of the national government that we do not contribute to the spread of the virus, by implementing safe and risk-based approach to travel,” she added.


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/10/07/6-local-destinations-scrap-antigen-tests/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=6-local-destinations-scrap-antigen-tests)