New LGU Travel Guidelines – March 2021

With the recent surge of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, many local government units (LGUs) have revised their entry protocols with stricter border control. We’ve made it easier for you to know the latest travel requirements for some of the LGUs that have already announced their new guidelines.

These updates are from official LGU pages and are valid as of writing. We also embedded the source so you may get the full details of the guidelines. This post will be updated from time to time to add more information from other LGUs.

For the list of DOH-Accredited Testing Centers, please check HERE.

Albay Travel Requirements

Last night, Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara announed a new entry restriction in the province of Albay. Here’s the highlights of the new entry protocol:

  • Entry of persons/vehicles to the Province of Albay by land and sea shall be restricted effective 12 o’clock midnight of March 19, 2021 until lifted, except to vehicles carrying and/or transporting basic and essential goods such as food, medicine, water, gasoline and other petroleum products, agricultural products and implements such as fertilizers, feeds and the like; power/telecommunication equipment and supplies; construction materials and aggregates
  • All persons shall present at the borders of the Province of Albay the Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Test Result or Antigen Test Result or Saliva Test Result issued by the local health officer of the place of origin at least three (3) days prior to the scheduled travel to the province for screening purposes.
    • Only those with negative results shall be allowed entry to the province going to his/her LGU of destination.
    • Those with positive results shall be directly transported to the isolation unit of the province and/or LGU of destination for purposes of administering proper health/medical procedure such as but not limited to Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR).

Baguio City Travel Requirements

Starting today, 19 March 2021, Baguio has reimplemented its testing protocols for incoming travelers. You must have a negative result in order to get in. Both RT-PCR and antigen tests are accepted. You may get tested in advance or at the border. Here’s the highlights of the new Baguio entry protocol:

  • The following are required to present negative RT-PCR, Antigen test or Saliva test result conducted within 72 hours prior to entry to Baguio or have themselves tested at the Central Triage – Baguio Convention Center (Antigen test: P350 for Baguio residents; P500 for non-residents and tourist;
    • Non-resident Private Sector Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APORs) on Official Travel;
    • Non-Resident Travelers on personal, leisure, or non-work-related travel purposes;
    • Tourists
    • Returning Baguio Residents

Boracay Travel Requirements

Entry protocol to Boracay remains the same. The only update so far is it is now accepting saliva test as an alternative to the RT-PCR test.

Davao City Travel Requirements

Davao City reimplements its test before travel requirememt for incoming passengers at Davao International Airport. Passengers must present a negative result of their RT-PCR or Saliva test done by Philippine Red Cross. The test must be taken within 72 hours.

Pampanga Travel Requirements

Pampanga implements strict border control and calls its citizens to comply with health and safety protocols. Starting 20 March to 5 April 2021, only those who are 18-60 years are allowed to go out for essential services. The curfew will be from 10:00 pm to 5:00 am.

  • A negative RT-PCR test result will be required for non-citizens (except APORs) when going to the province.

Tagaytay City Travel Requirements

  • Curfew from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am
  • Only people from 15-65 years old are allowed to go out
  • Airbnbs and similar businesses without DOT accreditation are NOT allowed to operate

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Jennelyn cortes

    Ano po ang kailangn para po makauwi ng cagayan de oro na ka book na po kami dapat po sa March 23 po ang uwi namin kso po nag txt po ang 2go travel na sa March 25 na lng daw po ang byahe may mga bagong requirements po daw ang LGU pano po ba ito

    1. escapemanila

      Better coordinate po sa LGU na pupuntahan niyo po in CDO. Kung may kakilala or kamag-anak po kayo doon, better po makipag coordinate po sila sa barangay na pupuntahan niyo po. May mga pagbabago po kasi sa requirement dahil sa surge ng cases in Metero Manila po.

    2. Amorie

      Hi po, APOR po kasi ako, bale my new work assignment will be at Cavite, anu po travel guidelines or requirements pag may kasamang 4 years old n bata at taga pag alaga nya from CDO to Manila? need paba e quarantine once we arrived at our destination point? salamat

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