Amid the increasing numbers of coronavirus cases, the province of Oriental Mindoro is also shutting its doors to tourists from Metro Manila and the rest of the areas included in the general community quarantine bubble or the NCR plus bubble.
“[A]ng lahat ng magmumula sa National Capital Region at mga lalawigan ng Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna at Rizal ay hindi papayagang magbyahe patungo sa Oriental Mindoro maliban kung ito at essential,” an executive order of the local government dated March 24 read.
(To all those coming from the National Capital Region and in the provinces of Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, as well as Rizal, are not allowed to travel to Oriental Mindoro except if it is essential.)
The order covers the period from March 25 to April 4.
Those coming from areas under modified general community quarantine and places without cases of COVID-19 variants will be allowed to enter the province.
The order also said that travelers from areas with confirmed COVID-19 variants cases will be allowed to enter but they are required to present a negative RT-PCR test issued within 24 from their trip.
Essential workers and those who need to travel to areas within the GCQ bubble for work or business purposes will be allowed to return to the province as long as it is within 24 hours.