Destinations that accept fully vaccinated travelers without a negative swab test result

The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has recently announced that it will allow fully vaccinated individuals to travel between provinces without the need to present a negative swab test result.

Under the IATF-EID Resolution No. 124-5, fully vaccinated citizens will only need to present their vaccination cards for interzonal travel as well as for intrazonal movement.

Fully vaccinated is defined as someone who has more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose vaccine; or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine

Fully vaccinated travelers are still required to undergo health and exposure screening protocols upon arrival at their destinations and to strictly follow the minimum health standards set by the government.

Here are some destinations and local government units (LGUs) that will now accept vaccination cards in lieu of RT-PCR tests. Last updated on 15 October 2021.

Baguio

Baguio is the first destination that announced that it will allow fully vaccinated tourists to enter the city without a negative RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen test result.

Baguio is now open to vaccinated tourists!

Negros Occidental (now includes Bacolod City)

As of September 10, Negros Occidental has reimposed a “green lane” for fully vaccinated travelers. This means you can travel to the province without RT-PCR or Antigen test for as long as you are fully vaccinated. Travel coordination permit (TCP) from S-Pass and complete registration to StaySafe.ph are required for entry to the province.

Bacolod City has already lifted its negative RT-PCR test requirements for fully vaccinated individuals arriving in the city.

Cauayan City, Isabela

Tacloban City

Tacloban City has been accepting fully vaccinated travelers without RT-PCR or antigen tests since July. Passengers must register under the Balik Tacloban Project through www.baliktacloban.tacloban.gov.ph.

Catanduanes

Puerto Galera

Oriental Mindoro

Butuan City

Butuan City allows travelers to present their vaccination card in lieu of the RT-PCR test requirement + S-PASS.

Guimaras

Pagadian City

Iloilo City

Masbate

*Surigao del Norte including Siargao was previously included in this post but the LGU has recalled the memorandum and announced that it will still require a negative RT-PCR test result for arriving passengers.

This is a developing story. We will update this post from time to time. If you know any other destination or LGU that is now accepting vaccine cards in lieu of negative swab test results, please mention it in the comment below.

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