Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Travelers from Panay required to present negative swab test

LEISURE travel between Panay Island and Bacolod City will not be allowed under the general community quarantine with heightened restrictions (GCQ-HR) and travelers from Panay Island, including authorized persons outside residence(APORs), may be allowed to enter Bacolod City, but they need to present a negative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result.

In his Executive Order (EO) No. 42 dated July 31, 2021, extending the GCQ-HR in Bacolod City from August 1 to 15, 2021, Mayor Evelio Leonardia amended Section 2 of EO No.39 A, Series of 2021 on travel protocols between Panay Island and Bacolod City.

Leonardia said all the provisions of EO-39, EO 39-A, and EO 41, which provided for the minimum health protocols and other regulations to govern during the GCQ-HR from July 22 until July 31, 2021, will continue to remain in full force and effect for this extension of the GCQ-HR, except for Section 2 of EO 39-A, which was replaced by Section 3 of EO No. 42 that prohibits leisure travel between Panay Island and Bacolod City.

Movement of all types of goods and cargoes, including their personnel (maximum of five persons) and delivery vehicles, when transporting goods and cargoes between Panay Island and Bacolod City will be unhampered. These delivery personnel will be exempted from some travel requirements.

Travelers from Panay Island, including Apors, may be allowed to enter Bacolod City subject to presentation of negative RT-PCR test result, which must have been obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival in Bacolod City; Online BaCTrac registration; Online Health Declaration; and S-Pass Travel Coordination Permit, the EO further stated.

Leonardia said all other provisions of EO 39, EO 39-A, and EO 41, all under Series of 2021, that are not modified or amended will remain in full force and effect.


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