The Iloilo Fastcraft
Terminal has strictly implemented the no vaccine, no entry policy among passengers and travelers entering the terminal in Lapuz district, Iloilo. According to a local news source, personnel in charge said that the immediate order of the no vaccine, no entry policy came from the Philippine Ports Authority as a response to the sudden rise of active COVID-19 cases in the country, along with the threat of the Omicron variant.
The current policy took effect last Tuesday, January 4.
On the same day, the Philippine Coast Guard also announced a recent advisory implementing 70% seating capacity in all sea vessels and sea transportation, particularly in inter-island passenger ships. Implementation of health protocols
such as one-meter social distancing, hand sanitizers, and disinfectants made available for use, and ensuring that all passengers are correctly wearing their face masks are highly observed. Sea vehicles and passenger ships are also regularly sanitized.
Meanwhile, in Iloilo City, Mayor Jerry P. Treñas declared that the city government should impose strict travel restrictions and measures by testing inbound tourists and travelers from NCR, Cebu, and Boracay Island. The mayor added that officials have already started discussing imposing mandatory quarantine and strict observance of health protocols for travelers coming from outside the vicinity. 
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