Despite the continuing surge in COVID-19 cases in the province, land, sea, and air travel between the National Capital Region, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Cebu, and Davao is set to resume tomorrow, April 20. This after the 2-week moratorium granted by the National Inter-Agency Task Force expires, today, April 19.
All commercial travel are expected to resume tomorrow according to Gov. Eugenio Lacson after he has not received any advice from his colleagues in Panay on a request for a third moratorium. But the governor hopes that travelers will agree to subject themselves to mandatory swab test and quarantine upon arrival.
Those who won’t submit to mandatory testing are required to present a negative RT-PCR test taken 72-hour prior to their return.
In Bacolod, the office of Clr. Israel Salanga said that they will resume the processing of application S-PASS application to accommodate returnees who were affected by the travel moratorium. All Bacolod-bound passengers are required to include a copy of their negative RT-PCR test when submitting their S-PASS application.
Meanwhile, passengers with expired swab test due to the travel ban will be allowed entry on the condition that they will be swabbed upon their arrival.
As of Sunday, April 18, the province had a total of 2,181 COVID-19 active cases base on the information released by the Provincial Incident Management Team (PIMT).