No more mandatory swab testing for Bagonhons who will return in the province of Negros Occidental starting today, March 8, as the city adopts a new travel protocol for Locally Stranded Individuals, Returning Overseas Filipinos and Authorized Persons Outside Residents.
In an advisory posted on the official page of Bago City PIO, the city said that instead of the mandatory testing upon arrival, the city will instead do the swabbing on the fifth day. The updated protocol is in line with the revision issued by the national Inter-Agency Task Force against COVID-19.
To speed up the process, returning residents are advised have a valid ID indicating Bago City as his/her address. In the absence of an ID, one can request for a barangay certificate. Returnees may then register via www.s-pass.ph. Registrants are required to have an active mobile number.
Meanwhile, APORs are advised to secure an acceptance letter from Bago City by sending their request via email to email@example.com. Once this step is complete they may lodge and online request via s-pass.ph.
Once registered, you can log-in to your account and complete the Travel Coordination Permit online by clicking the “Are you Traveling” option. This eliminate the process of securing travel documents from your place origin.
Upon arrival at the airport or seaport, the city said that a government vehicle will pick-up returnees and will be processed at Bago City Coliseum for quarantine. Once a negative swab test is out, returnees will be allowed to complete the 14-day home quarantine.
If positive, the returnee will be transferred to an isolation facility.