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No RT-PCR Test Required for Fully Vaccinated Tourists to Negros Occ

Your vaccination card will be one of the valid passes.

By: Shanice Reyes | July 12, 2021
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Domestic travelers who are fully vaccinated can travel with fewer restrictions. Here’s what to know if you’re traveling to Negros Occidental.

Do fully vaccinated individuals can travel to Negros Occidental? After the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) released a new travel protocol, the answer is yes. Here are more information on what you should know about the latest guidelines for travelers to Negros Occidental.

If you are fully vaccinated—completed your second dose of any brand, you will only have to present your vaccination card instead of showing a negative swab test result. This mandate was approved by Negros Occidental Governor Jose Eugenio Lacson when he signed Executive Order No. 21-34 Series of 2021, adopting the IATF-EID’s travel protocols for fully vaccinated individuals.

The governor also emphasized that the no reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) result rule will only apply two weeks after the fully vaccinated individuals’ second vaccine. Furthermore, the provincial government is developing QR codes for outbound and inbound fully vaccinated Negrenses.

Meanwhile, travelers who have not completed their vaccines should present a negative RT-PCR test and quarantine on arrival.

Visit Yoorekka Consumer Magazine for more travel and COVID-19 updates and guidelines in Negros Island!

All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. However, while we are making our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable, and the situation develops rapidly. Hence, some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.


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Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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