Department of the Interior and Local Government stated on Thursday that travelers are no longer required to secure a travel pass or a travel authority to cross areas for leisure purposes.
This following after the government COVID-19 task force finally allow leisure travel coming from NCR Plus, or the provinces of Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna to Modified General Community Quarantine Areas.
According to the DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya, travelers should determine the requirements or guidelines of the local government unit (LGU) regarding traveling within their borders.
"Syempre naalala ng ating mga kababayan 'yung proseso last year na meron pang mga travel pass. Ngayon po, wala nang mga travel pass requirement," Malaya said.
(Of course, are fellow citizens remember the process last year where a travel pass is required. Now, there's no longer a travel pass requirement)
"Ang kailangan na lang po alamin ng ating mga kababayan ay kung ano 'yung pamantayan ng LGU na inyong pupuntahan," DILG spokesperson added.
(They only need to know what are the requirements of the LGU they are headed)
Before crossing provincial and regional borders, those not considered authorized persons outside of residence or APOR are required to secure a travel pass or a travel authority from the police to enter.
On the other hand, Boracay is already accepting tourists coming from the NCR Plus bubble. With residents coming from general community quarantine (GCQ) and modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) areas are now allowed to enter, according to the resolution 118A given by the National Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging and Infectious Diseases (EID).
Head of Malay Tourism Office Felix Gregorio Delos Santos said yesterday that tourists from Metro Manila, Cavite, Bulacan, Rizal, and Laguna are allowed to enter the island since the said areas are under GCQ.
Furthermore, he added that aside from the S-Pass (Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage) online travel management tool travelers are required, the same protocols and requirements will still be applied to the coming tourists.