By J. Jala | 06:26 PM August 03, 2021

The new Tagbilaran port. Photo: DOTC

Bohol has joined several areas across the country to implement travel restrictions amid the threat of the Delta variant of the coronavirus disease or Covid-19.

Travel to Bohol island province has been suspended for 14 days, Governor Arthur Yap announced on Tuesday.

In his Executive Order No 37, Yap said domestic travel via air and sea to the province will be suspended from August 6 to August 20.

The two-week suspension of inbound travel to the province will give the local government units (LGUs) time to drive an aggressive program to vaccinate the senior citizens, those with comorbidities and to support the OFWs who need to be deployed abroad quickly.

However, domestic air and sea travel of cargoes and authorized persons outside residences (APORs) , who are:
a) Health workers on official business;
b) Authorized government officials;
c) Those traveling for medical or humanitarian reasons;
d) Returning Overseas Filipino Workers;
e) Persons providing basic services and public utilities; and
f) Bank personnel and other bank employees who shall come to the province with the purpose of replenishing the cash funds and other supplies which are necessary for the continuous service of the different banks.

Outbound travel from Bohol shall continue subject to quarantine protocols of destination LGU.

A police gives flyers on safety tips against Covid-19 to a tourist at Bohol Panglao International Aiport. Photo: Bohol Panglao APS

APORs are still required to submit Negative 72 hours RT-PCR test result and S-pass Travel Coordination Permit upon entry to Bohol.

Protocols for APORs Staying for less than 5 days, they can only stay in either designated quarantine hotel or LGU facility. Their movement is limited to what is stated in the approved itinerary and interaction is limited.

For APORs staying for more than 5 days, they need to.undergo repeat RT-PCR testing on the 5th day of stay and stay in quarantine while the result is not yet released. When result is negative, can already go outside the APOR bubble or in the case of OFWs, can already go home.

To date, there are 9,966 COVID-19 infections recorded in Bohol with 8,942 recoveries and 208 deaths.

By Bohol Island News

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