By Marisol Bo-oc | 08:23 PM August 31, 2021

Passengers at the Bohol-Panglao International Airport. Photo: Bohol Panglao APS

Bohol will lift its border restrictions for returning residents on September 1 until further notice.

Gov. Arthur Yap released Tuesday
Executive Order No. 44 lifting the suspension of air and sea travel of passengers bound to Bohol who are non-authorized persons outside residence (APORs).

Non-APORs shall present a valid RT-PCR negative test result with swab or saliva sample taken not more than 72 hours prior to his/her departure to Bohol.

Upon arrival, he or she shall be quarantined in an LGU approved public or privately owned quarantine facility for five (5) days.

In the case of privately owned quarantine facility, it may be a DOT accredited accommodation establishment or any private facility/house/home with
separate rooms and Toilet Bath facility.

On the fifth day of quarantine period, he/ she shall undergo repeat RT-PCR Test. If the result is negative. he / she shall be released, otherwise, if the result is positive, he/ she shall continue his/ her quarantine and may be allowed to go home only after his result yielded negative.

Testing and quarantine protocols for APORs, the strict enforcement of border control in all ports of entry, and the measures to be taken in case of violations, respectively, shall continue to be applicable and effective and shall be strictly enforced.

On August 2, 2021, Yap issued Executive Order No. 37, Series of 2021, directing a two-week suspension of air and sea travel of passengers bound for Bohol, excluding domestic air and sea travel of cargoes, on August 6-20, 2021.

Due to the continuing surge of Covid-19 in the whole country brought about by new variants of concern, particularly the Delta variant, the lockdown was extended August 31, 2021.

During the Bohol Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) meeting last August 27, 2021, the mayors, medical task group, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Public Security Task Group and the officers of Provincial Tourism Council (PTC) and Bohol Association of Hotels, Resorts and Restaurants (BAHRR) recommended the lifting of the air and sea travel of passengers who are classified as non-APOR subject to the same quarantine protocols as that of the OFWs.

To date, Bohol has 1,842 active cases and 275 deaths. It has 13,116 confirmed cases.

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