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Swab Test Requirement is Waived for Fully-Vaccinated Tourists in Destinations

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The destinations have scrapped the negative RT-PCR requirement for fully vaccinated persons to help revive leisure travel, the Department of Tourism said Thursday.

A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing the required shots -- two for Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Sputnik V and one for J&J, the only single-dose vaccine available locally.

Tourism Sec. Berna Romulo-Puyat thanked the local government units for easing travel restrictions. She said the department eyes to vaccinate 100% of tourism workers by December 2021.

These destinations waived the negative RT-PCR and antigen test result requirement:

  • Cebu Province
  • Lapu-Lapu City
  • Catbalogan City

These destinations require vaccination certificates from VaxCertPH:

  • Bohol
  • Iloilo City
  • Negros Occidental

These destinations require only vaccination cards from tourists:

  • Clark Freeport Zone (except areas under ECQ)
  • Subic Bay Freeport Zone
  • Tarlac (for areas under ECQ and MECQ)
  • Masbate Province
  • Southern Leyte
  • Tacloban City
  • Maasin City
  • Misamis Oriental

The DOT also clarified that Boracay still requires a negative RT-PCR swab test for all allowed tourists, including those from Metro Manila. Exempted are tourists from Panay Island including Guimaras.

This story originally appeared on Reportr.World.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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