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Palawan is on MGCQ lockdown status until August 31.

By: Yoorekka Team | August 22, 2021
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Palawan remains on modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) until the end of August despite the Delta variant cases in the province. Moreover, a 10-day mandatory quarantine is imposed in Puerto Princesa for all inbound travelers. The entry of non-authorized persons outside of residence (APORs) from outside Palawan is suspended. Lastly, the vaccination of tourism sector workers in Palawan Province kicks off.

Quarantine News: Palawan on MGCQ status until the end of August

Despite the spread of the Delta variant in the Province of Palawan, the quarantine status remains under the Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) until August 31, 2021. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID) Resolution No. 130 advises observing the additional guidelines. [1]

Travel News: A 10-day mandatory quarantine for inbound travelers in Puerto Princesa is imposed.

The Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) approved the request of the Puerto Princesa City government through Joint Resolution No. 59 s. 2021 imposing a 10-day mandatory quarantine for inbound travelers from August 17 until August 31, 2021, due to the continuous spread of the COVID-19 cases in the city. [2]

Entry of non-APORs from outside Palawan is suspended

Due to the continuous increase of COVID-19 cases in Taytay Palawan, its local government unit (LGU) suspends the entry of non-APORs from outside Palawan. Following Joint Resolution No. 57, Series of 2021 of the Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) and Regional Task Force Against COVID-19 MIMAROPA, this mandate shall take effect until August 31. [3]

The Joint Resolution states that essential travel of National Government APORs and the COVID-19 vaccination team are exempted from the travel suspension. The Repatriated OFWs or Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) who have completed their mandatory quarantine as certified by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) are not included in the said restriction.

Health News: Tourism workers in Palawan get vaccinated

With the government’s aim to reopen the tourism sector in the Province of Palawan, tourism workers started to get vaccinated. [4] The ceremonial vaccination took place in Coron, El Nido, and San Vicente, spearheaded by Secretary of National Action Plan Against COVID-19 Deputy Chief Implementer, Vivencio “Vince” Dizon Department of Tourism, Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat.

During the ceremony, Secretary Dizon stated that the vaccination of the tourism workers needs to be fast-tracked, especially in heavily affected areas in Palawan and the rest of the country for the whole tourism sector community.

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

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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