Cebu Pacific Air announced on Wednesday that six destinations in the airlines’ network have eased their travel requirements.
Local government units in Cebu, Pagadian, Negros Occidental, Guimaras, Tacloban, and Butuan are no longer requiring air travelers to bring COVID-19 RT-PCR (reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction) or Antigen test results.
“We are encouraged by the efforts of these LGUs to open up their borders and simplify travel requirements. We share the goals of the national government that we do not contribute to the spread of the virus, by implementing a safe and risk-based approach to travel,” said Candice Iyog, CEB vice president for marketing and customer experience.
Travelers going to Cebu Province must present a medical certificate stating that they do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19 issued within 24 hours of arrival in Cebu.
Those bound for Pagadian City are required to present a valid government-issued identification card, which states that their address is in Pagadian City, while transiting passengers do not need to present any requirement.
The four other destinations—Negros Occidental (except Bacolod City), Guimaras, Tacloban and Butuan—accept vaccination cards of fully-vaccinated persons as travel requirement for entry.
A passenger is considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after having received the second dose in a two-dose series, or at least 14 days after having received a single-dose vaccine.
In Negros Occidental, the other requirements include a travel coordination permit (TCP) from S-Pass and complete registration to StaySafe.ph. In Guimaras, TCP from S-Pass is also being required.
Travelers bound for Tacloban must register under the “Balik Tacloban Project” through www.baliktacloban.tacloban.gov.ph. Passengers may also present a certification of Quarantine Completion with vaccination status in securing an Acceptance Letter when traveling to Tacloban City
In Butuan, the LGU require passengers to bring TCP from S-Pass, and upload a valid, government-issued ID on the system. For passenger bound for cities or municipalities outside Butuan City, he or she must show approved Travel Pass-Through Permit (TPP) from S-Pass.
Cebu Pacific management also urged travelers to always check with the LGU of their destination for the latest updates.
The airline stated it will provide updates on travel requirements via http://bit.ly/CEBTravelRequirements as soon as we receive them. It also assured the public that it continues to comply with health protocols set by the government.