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Aklan reinstates COVID testing for travelers

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People traveling to Aklan and Boracay Island will be required to submit a negative RT-PCR test results starting January 9.

The new policy is contained in Executive Order No. (EO) 001, Series of 2022 which provides “Guidelines on the Implementation of Restrictions on the Movement of Persons In and Out of the Province of Aklan as well as Protocols to be Observed under the Alert Level System for Covid-19 Response.”

Governor Florencio Miraflores issued the EO last Wednesday. (https://bit.ly/3q0dmiQ)

The return of the negative RT-PCR test requirement was an offshoot of the surging Covid-19 cases in the country, particularly in the National Capital Region.

Under EO 001, all tourists and travelers entering the province must secure a “Quick Response” Code via the Online Health Declaration Card (OHDC).

For travelers, they need to present a negative RT-PCR test result with the date of retraction within 72 hours of travel, and a screenshot of the OHDC confirmation page, proof of identification as a Philippine resident, travel details, and proof of vaccination status.

For government and private authorized persons outside residence, they need to present a travel order/travel authority.

On one hand, returning Aklanons must fill up the OHDC form on touristboracay.com under Aklan and attach their negative RT-PCR test result, notice of coordination/acceptance form municipality of destination, screenshot of the OHDC confirmation, travel details, and a government-issued ID with address.

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