Iloilo Province Travel Requirements 2021

Inbound travel requirements to Iloilo Province.
  • Iloilo Province is still under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 until December 15, and the guidelines for inbound travel under EO 646 still applies.

  • No more negative RT-PCR test for fully vaccinated inbound travelers to Iloilo Province.

  • Fully-vaccinated should submit Vaccination Certificate in lieu of a negative swab test.

(UPDATED) Traveling to any of the municipalities in the Iloilo Province gets easier especially for fully vaccinated individuals! Check out the requirements and regulations for inbound travelers until December 15, 2021.

The Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), pursuant to its Resolution No. 146-A, Series of 2021, placed the Province of Iloilo under COVID-19 Alert Level System 2. The Alert Levels System refers to the new Community Quarantine Classifications for dealing with COVID-19 initially implemented in National Capital Region, then recently expanded to some regions including Western Visayas.

COVID-19 Alert Level 2 refers to areas wherein case transmission is low and decreasing, healthcare utilization is low, or case counts are low but increasing, or case counts are low and decreasing, but total bed utilization rate and intensive care unit utilization rate is increasing.

[Related: Inbound travel requirements for Iloilo City]

For its implementation, Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. on Tuesday, November 30, issued Executive Order (EO) No. 646-C extending the guidelines and protocols in Iloilo Province, including regulations for inbound travelers as stated in EO 646.

As a general rule, everybody needs to use and comply with the Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage (S-PASS) System, the web-based, one-stop online communication and coordination platform for travelers and local government units (LGUs) developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Fully vaccinated individuals need not submit negative result of RT-PCR test. They should submit Vaccination Certificate issued online via https://vaxcert.doh.gov.ph.

All requirements for travel shall be uploaded and saved in the traveler’s S-PaSS account which shall generate an S-PaSS QR Code once approved, that can be downloaded or printed to be presented upon entry.

Here’s a quick summary:

Iloilo Province Travel Requirements

OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS (OFWs)

  • Vaccination certificate for fully vaccinated (https://vaxcert.doh.gov.ph)
  • Negative RT-PCR result for unvaccinated
  • Approved S-Pass (https://s-pass.ph/)

RETURNING RESIDENTS:

  • Vaccination certificate for fully vaccinated (https://vaxcert.doh.gov.ph)
  • Negative RT-PCR result for unvaccinated
  • VaIid ID showing proof of residence
  • Notice of Coordination with destination LGU
  • Approved S-Pass (https://s-pass.ph/)

NON-RESIDENTS:

  • Vaccination certificate for fully vaccinated (https://vaxcert.doh.gov.ph)
  • Negative RT-PCR result for unvaccinated
  • Approved S-Pass (https://s-pass.ph/)

Authorized Persons Outside their Residences (APORs):

  • Negative RT-PCR result NOT needed
  • Company or office travel order needed
  • Approved S-Pass (https://s-pass.ph/)

Quarantine required for travelers?

Based on EO 646, APORs, Returning Residents and Non-Residents shall be examined for COVID-19 symptoms upon arrival, and those found with symptoms shall be admitted in the appropriate facility for isolation/quarantine and treatment; Provided that, those without symptoms shall be free to proceed to their destinations and travel within the Province.

*Residents of Iloilo City, Bacolod City, Guimaras, Capiz, Antique, Aklan and Negros Occidental crossing borders to Iloilo Province coming from their respective LGUs, shall not be subject to the health protocols and quarantine measures for Non-Residents.

*Travel to the Province from LGUs under Alert Level 4 and Alert Level 5 shall be PROHIBITED.

Again, the S-PASS Travel Management System of  the DOST shall be adopted as the one-stop-shop software application for travelers. The S-Pass shall be administered by the Provincial Civil Defense Operations Center (ProCiD OpCen).

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