By J. Jala | 10:50 PM September 07, 2021
People traveling to Bohol province no longer need to undergo a five-day quarantine and repeat test, according to an executive order signed by Bohol Governor Arthur Yap on Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Although the five-day quarantine will no longer be required, but the RT-PCR will be, Yap said in his Executive Order No. 44.
Last Sept. 1, Yap lifted the suspension domestic air and sea travel to the province of Bohol, but requiring the passengers a pre-departure 72-hour negative RT-PCR result, mandatory 5-day quarantine, repeat RT-PCR testing on the 5th day of quarantine, and DOST’s Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage IS. PaSS) Travel Management.
However, after a series of meetings attended by all stakeholders, including the medical sector, tourism industry and the mayors, data shows that there is low or almost zero positivity rate from those arriving travelers and that as manifested by the tourism sector, their guests/clientele normally stay in the resort.
During these meetings, majority of the mayors favored and approved the lifting of the 5-day mandatory quarantine and repeat RT-PCR testing requirements for travel to Bohol for both APORs and non-APORs.