CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–In the case of transit across localities in the same community quarantine setup, such transits will be treated as movements within a single community quarantine zone— thus, there is no need to present travel documents effective June 1, 2020, said Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 Regional Director Arnel Agabe during the NorMin COVID-19 Response Task Force press conference, May 29.
“Based on the Omnibus Guidelines on the Implementation of Community Quarantine in the Philippines, if a person is traveling from an area under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) to Modified GCQ, he or she should observe the health protocols of the particular zone where they are heading to,” Agabe added.
Based on the IATF Resolution No. 41 Series of 2020, all provinces of the region are placed under MGCQ. Thus, movements to and fro any province in the region would no longer require medical health certificates or travel passes from the traveler.
In Mindanao almost all of the regions and provinces are placed under MGCQ except for Zamboanga City and Davao City which are placed under GCQ.
Travel documents are also necessary for travelers who are heading to any parts of Region 10 from GCQ areas, namely, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Siquijor, Cebu City, Mandaue City, and Lapu-Lapu City.
For Luzon, the GCQ areas include Pangasinan, Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Santiago City, Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Angeles City, Olongapo City, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Lucena City, and all highly urbanized cities (HUCs) of the National Capital Region (NCR) and Pateros town.
Under MGCQ, Agabe said people can go out of their homes “but there should be a strict observance of social distancing including in public transport, as well there must be a mandatory use of face mask, and observance of proper hygiene, sanitation and disinfection in establishments.” (RTP/PIA10)