(UPDATED) Bohol Governor Arthur Yap on Friday, October 22, 2021, said individuals who are fully vaccinated will no longer need to present a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result when entering Bohol.

This new development was agreed on by the Bohol Inter-Agency Task Force and mayors of the province Friday.

Instead of an RT-PCR test result, a fully vaccinated traveler is required to present a vaccination certificate from the Department of Health. The certificate contains a unique quick response (QR) code, which authenticates the S-Pass of the Department of Information and Communications Technology.

The certificate with the QR code can be accessed through the website https://vaxcert.doh.gov.ph/.

Individuals with fake vaccination certificates will be penalized, which will include a one-month ban on entry into Bohol.

Those who are not vaccinated and those who have been inoculated only with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine can still enter the province, but they need to present an RT-PCR test result obtained within 72 hours upon entry into the province.

Yap said he will issue an executive order on the new guidelines. (REV/JGS)