Saturday, December 04, 2021

Fully vaccinated travelers OK to enter Bohol without RT-PCR result

Bohol map

(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

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)


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