Bohol and Cebu shall maintain under Alert Level 2 until March 15.
Bohol, Cebu province, and Cebu City are still under Alert Level 2 following the announcement of presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles last February 27.
Meanwhile, other areas in Central Visayas are placed under Alert Level 1, the lowest alert level classification. Aklan, Bacolod, Capiz, Guimaras, Siquijor, and Biliran are among the areas in Western Visayas placed under the lowest alert level classification.
According to the Department of Health, under Alert Level 2, allowed establishments and activities shall operate at a maximum capacity of 50% indoors and 70% outdoors. These regulations are limited to fully vaccinated individuals. Individuals under 18 years old are also allowed, whether fully vaccinated or not.
Intrazonal and interzonal movement are also permitted in areas under Alert Level 2. But, respective local government units can impose rules and further restrictions provided that these imposed regulations should not be stricter than those quarantine guidelines
implemented under higher alert level classifications.
Under Alert Level 2, activities like cockfighting, horse racing, casinos, lottery and betting shops, and other gaming activities and establishments are not permitted to operate.
Other than Bohol and Cebu, these areas in Visayas are placed under Alert Level 2 as well—Antique, Iloilo City, Iloilo province, Negros Occidental, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City, Negros Oriental, Eastern and Northern Samar, Leyte, Ormoc City, Southern Leyte, Tacloban City, and Western Samar.
As for current protocols in Cebu province, the provincial government continues to abide by the National Inter-agency Task Force’s quarantine guidelines
for fully vaccinated incoming travelers from outside the country. However, Cebu decided to require unvaccinated or partially vaccinated travelers from outside the country to undergo a swab test upon arrival at Cebu’s seaports and airports.
Fully vaccinated travelers must comply with a negative RT-PCR test taken 48 hours before departure from their point of origin. Once they have arrived, they are no longer required to comply with the mandatory quarantine upon arrival. However, they will still need to self-monitor for seven days, and if there are any symptoms observed, they are required to report to the respective local government unit in their area.
Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers will need to comply with a negative RT- PCR test taken 48 hours before departure from their area of origin. It also applies to those with independently invalidated vaccination status. After which, they must undergo mandatory facility quarantine until the result of their RT-PCR test taken on the fifth day is released. Then, they are to undergo compulsory home-based quarantine until the 14th day, considering the date of arrival as the first day.