May 19, 2022

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Albay softens entry rules for fully-vaccinated residents or tourists: Not required to show Negative RT-PCR or Antigen Test Result, quarantine – exempt

Governor Al Francis Bichara, Albay. Photo from FB

Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara issued an executive order on Friday, November 12, 2021 relaxing some of the rules on health protocol for persons entering in Albay.

“Requiring all persons In-bound for Albay province or In-transit including Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) to present Negative RT-PCR/Saliva Antigen Test Result upon entering the province has been REPEALED by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ng Albay.”

Long-distance Albay residents or non-residents, as well as In-transit are required to follow the enforced protocols at border checkpoints.

  1. FULLY VACCINATED— A fully vaccinated asymptomatic individual is exempted from quarantine and presentation of RT-PCR/Antigen test results, but must present a COVID-19 vaccination card at the Albay border.
  2. FOR PERSONS UNVACCINATED OR PARTIALLY VACCINATED— they are required to present a Negative Antigen Test Result upon entering Albay within 48 hours of obtaining the result.
  3. FOR SYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS — Symptomatic individuals go directly to the RHU/Municipal/City DRRMO of their LGU for similar disposition.

Albay is currently under the Alert Level 2 classification until November 30, 2021 and protocols against the deadly COVID-19 virus will be strictly enforced.

The local government will also continue to support the nation’s vaccination system.

Meanwhile, for public facilities such as buses, vans, and jeepneys to allow 75% capacity but before traveling the passenger must present a vaccinated card for fully vaccinated asymptomatic individuals, negative antigen for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals along with children.

Airplanes and sea vessels will continue their operations but must ensure that they comply with IATF guidelines and protocols while passengers must present a vaccinated card for fully vaccinated asymptomatic individuals, negative antigen for unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals along with their children. .