Bacolod mayor suspends leisure travel from Panay

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Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued an executive order (EO) prohibiting leisure travel from Panay Island to Bacolod City to prevent transmission of the delta version of Covid-19.

“Fully vaccinated Bacolod residents shall, again, revert to presenting a negative RT-PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to and upon arrival in Bacolod City, among the other usual documents required,” Leonardia’s EO 39-A, series of 2021, stated.

The EO amended Section 12 (a) (2) of EO 39-2021 that allowed fully-vaccinated Bacolod residents to present vaccination cards issued by the Bacolod Emergency Operations Center more than 14 days before arrival at the Bacolod-Silay Airport, in lieu of the negative RT-PCR test result. (

Under the latest directive, only Authorized Persons Outside Residences (APOR) shall be allowed to travel from Panay Island into or out of Bacolod City.

Travel of non-APORs from enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and modified ECQ areas in Panay Island into Bacolod will not be allowed.

Those from GCQ and MGCQ areas in Panay may be allowed into the city subject to the presentation of negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours prior to and upon arrival in Bacolod, online BaCTrac registration, online health declaration, S-Pass, travel coordination permit, and valid personal ID, the EO said.