The local government in Bohol has lifted the suspension on air and sea travel for unauthorized out of residence (APOR) related to the province as of today, September 1.
Bohol Governor Arthur Yap signed Executive Order No. 42 lifting the Bohol border closure for non-APORs, including returning residents and tourists, subject to health and safety protocols .
Among the requirements set by the Local Government Unit (LGU) is a negative result of a reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test performed within 72 hours of arrival.
Non-APOR arriving are also required to undergo a quarantine at government-approved public or private quarantine facilities for five days.
“Private quarantine facilities should be a Ministry of Tourism (DOT) accredited accommodation facility or any private facility / house / house with separate bedrooms and toilets,” the ordinance said.
“On the fifth day of the quarantine period, he / she will have to undergo another RT-PCR test. If the result is negative, he / she will be released, otherwise, if the result is positive, he / she will continue his quarantine and cannot be allowed to return home until after the successful tests have given a negative result ”, a he added.
Meanwhile, Bohol’s LGU noted that testing and quarantine protocols for APORs, as well as the strict enforcement of border control at all ports of entry, will continue to be in effect and strictly enforced.
Bohol was among many tourist destinations across the country that imposed a two-week suspension of domestic air and sea travel on August 6 to further prevent the spread of the more transmissible and contagious variant of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The ban has been extended for a week due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the province.
As of September 1, Bohol had recorded a total of 1,858 active cases and 280 deaths.
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