Cebu City to adopt new policies for travelers arriving in port

Dyrecka Letigio 07/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is considering adopting the proposed new policies of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for arriving travelers in the city’s ports. The EOC has recommended that all travelers entering the port will…

Lapu mayor wants negative RT-PCR results from travelers from Bohol, Negros

Futch Anthony Inso 06/15/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Lapu-Lapu City mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is expected to issue an executive order (E.O.) on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, that will require those from the provinces of Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Negros Occidental, to present…

Negros, Bohol travelers will need RT-PCR result to enter Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/14/2021

MANDAUE CITY,  Philippines — Mandaue City now requires negative RT-PCR or  Rapid Antigen test result from individuals coming from Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Negros Occidental. Mayor Jonas Cortes issued Executive Order No. 19 series of 2021 requiring…

Cebu-bound travelers from Bohol, Negros Island need RT-PCR, antigen test

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Travelers from Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Negros Occidental will need to take a real time polymerase reaction test (RT-PCR) or a Rapid Antigen Test should they want to come to Cebu. Cebu Governor…

2 men nabbed for selling fake RT-PCR test results

Paul Lauro 03/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Operatives from the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) arrested on Thursday, March 18 two men for reportedly producing and selling fake swab test results. The operation conducted in downtown Cebu…

Travel authority no longer required in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/05/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Travel authorities and other documentary requirements will no longer be needed to enter Cebu City, except for the result of a real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test to detect the coronavirus disease…

DOH-7 recommends tri-cities to continue with RT-PCR test requirements

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has recommended that the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu maintain the requirement of real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for travelers. In a text message…

IATF OKs uniform travel protocols; No more mandatory Covid-19 test, quarantine unless…

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 02/27/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang announced on Saturday that the government’s Covid-19 task force has approved he uniform travel protocols for all local government units (LGUs), with Covid-19 testing and quarantine for travelers no longer mandatory. Presidential spokesman…

Labella: No RT-PCR requirement for entry in Cebu City up to medical experts

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he was considering waiving the real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test for tourists and travelers entering the city from other modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) areas. This…

Cebu becomes 1st province to drop RT-PCR results as requirements for incoming local tourists

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial government has officially dropped real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) results as requirements for incoming domestic tourists. This as Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on February 22 signed and issued Executive Order (EO)…

Labella: RT PCR not needed for certain LGUs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The results for a real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain (RT-PCR) test for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) will no longer be required for residents of certain local government units (LGUs) outside of Cebu who…

Carbon pooled testing a success – DOH-7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Of the over 2,000 vendors in Carbon Public Market who participated in the pooled testing initiative, only 33 of them tested positive for the new coronavirus. The Department of Health in Central Visayas…

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