NO MORE test result requirement for vaccinated travelers to Cebu City, minors allowed to visit establishments, and karaoke bars reopening are among the highlights of the new directive governing the management of Covid-19 in the city.
The Cebu City Government will no longer require RT-PCR, antigen or saliva test results from persons entering Cebu City who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19), according to Directive 10-25-01 issued by Acting Mayor Michael Rama Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, to adopt the country’s Alert Level System in the management of the Covid-19 health emergency.
Cebu City was placed under Alert Level 2 from Oct. 20-31, 2021.
Cebu City residents may now present just their vaccination card with the QR code or the vaccination card from the Project Balik Buhay (PBB) as these are for vaccines approved under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) List or Compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration or included in the Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization.
Those from provinces outside Cebu, on the other hand, must present their vaccination certificate from their city health officer or municipal health officer and will no longer be required to apply for the S-Pass for their entry to Cebu City.
Those who have not yet been vaccinated must submit their negative RT-PCR/ antigen/saliva test results from laboratories accredited by the Department of Health.
Truck drivers and their assistants delivering essential goods from other ports at least five times a week are exempted from submitting Covid-19 test results but will still be subjected to symptoms screening on arrival at the city pier, provided that if any one of them is unvaccinated or only partially vaccinated, they must submit RT-PCR test results once a month.
The new directive removes the financial burden travelers to Cebu City had to endure for more than a year amid the pandemic.