Lacson eases travel restrictions in NegOcc

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Fully-vaccinated travelers coming from areas under Alert Level 2 no longer need a negative RT-PCR or antigen tests upon entry to the Negros Occidental.

In a memorandum order, Governor Jose Lacson said they should only present an electronic or printed copy of the approved S-PaSS for interzonal and intrazonal travel in Negros Occidental, and a verifiable vaccination card or certificate.

Negros Occidental is currently under Alert Level 2 until February 28. (

Meanwhile, partially and unvaccinated travelers must present non-reactive antigen test result, 48 hours prior to travel, as well as approved S-PaSS.

Individuals caught with fake document requirements will be apprehended, be placed under quarantine for 14 days, and will shoulder expenses for the RT-PCR testing, said Lacson.

His directive also allows each airline company to have two flights per day for Manila-Bacolod-Manila routes and one flight per airline company every week for Cebu-Bacolod-Cebu.

Each airline company may avail of one additional inbound Manila to Bacolod cargo-only flight and one additional outbound Bacolod-Manila passenger flight per day.

On one hand, sea vessels will be allowed to admit passengers up to 50 percent of its passenger capacity limit.