Guimaras gov further eases entry rules for vaxxed persons

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The provincial government of Guimaras will relax protocols for inbound travelers who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 beginning August 1.

Governor JC Rahman Nava signed Executive Order No. 48, series of 2022, which modifies the island province’s border control measures while Covid-19 transmission remains at low and manageable levels.

Under the new protocols, non-residents travelling from outside Western Visayas must present a vaccination card or a certificate indicating that they have completed the primary series of Covid-19 vaccination and must fill out the Health Declaration Form upon entry to the province. (

Non-residents who are traveling from within Region 6, will be able to enter the island without having to fill out a Health Declaration Form if they can present a vaccination card.

Further, all returning residents travelling from outside or within Western Visayas shall fill out only the Health Declaration Form if a vaccination card is not

The provincial government has also extended the operating hours of sea vessels traveling between Guimaras and Iloilo.

Passenger ships can now operate as early as 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. Roll on/roll off vessels may operate as early as 3:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Other non-passenger or cargo vessels may operate from 5 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, all vessels transporting patients for emergency medical referrals will not be hampered, and vessels transporting fresh and perishable cargoes/goods will not face additional restrictions.