Emergency Operations Center-Task Force executive director Em Legaspi-Ang said Nov. 21 that the S-PaSS is no longer required for fully vaccinated travellers to Bacolod City, via land, sea, or air.
Ang reminded port managers to follow the guidelines under Executive Order No. 53 issued by Mayor Evelio Leonardia that allows travel into Bacolod City without the need for an S-PaSS since the city is under Alert Level 2 until Nov. 30.
The S-PaSS, or the online travel management system created by the Department of Science and Technology and used for domestic travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is no longer required, Ang stressed in a press release from the city.
On her Facebook post, she reiterated that all fully vaccinated passengers only need to present their vaccination card when traveling to Bacolod.
Leonardia issued EO 53 on Nov. 14, which states that “intra-zonal and inter-zonal travel into and out of Bacolod shall be allowed, subject to the presentation of the vaccination card of the traveler issued by the their LGU of origin, Department of Health, Bureau of Quarantine or any government agency, national or international, duly authorized to issue such credentials”.
Travelers who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 shall be required to present a negative RT-PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival in Bacolod.
“Fully-vaccinated Filipinos with negative RT-PCR test results taken within 72 hours prior to their departure from green countries or jurisdictions are not required to undergo facility-based quarantine or take another RT-PCR test,” Ang also said in answer to a query on quarantine protocols. | NND