By Marisol Bo-oc, Helen Castano | 07:17 October 22, 2021

Effective on Monday (October 25, 2021), travelers, who are fully vaccinated, wishing to enter Bohol province will no longer need to present a negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) result.

A new Executive Order issued by Bohol Gov. Arthur Yap Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, said
only a vaccination certificate validated by the Department of Health and Bureau of Quarantine through its website vaxcert. doh. gov. ph. will be enough to gain entry to the province.

During the Bohol Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF) meeting on Friday, October 22, 2021 with mayors, Bohol IATF Medical Task Group and the Department of Interior and Local Government Unit (DILG), it was recommended to lift the requirement of the negative RT-PCR Test result to fully vaccinated individuals upon entry to Bohol.

The EO applied only to those who have more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received the second dose in a 2-dose series, or more than or equal to 2 weeks after having received a single-dose vaccine.

The vaccines administered to the individual are included in any of the following: Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) List or compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration, or Emergency Use listing of the World Health Organization.

For international arriving passengers (ROF and Foreign Nationals), the provisions under IATF-EID Resolution No 143, Series of 2021 shall apply.

Non-vaccinated and partially-vaccinated individuals shall present a valid RT-PCR negative test result taken not more than 72 hours prior to his/her departure to Bohol.

Any individual caught using a fake RT-PCR, vaccination certificate and S-Pass will be fined P5,000.00 and will be quarantined for five days in a DOT-accredited quarantine facility at his/her own expense.

It added that the violator will be required to undergo RT-PCR testing on the 5th day and only when his/her result turns negative will he/she be released. All expenses incurred will be paid by the violator.

By Bohol Island News

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