Lacson still requires NegOcc-bound travelers to show negative COVID test result

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People entering Negros Occidental are still required to submit negative results of their reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests.

The government’s Covid-19 task force has given local government units the option to require such in Resolution No. 101, according to Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson.

The task force earlier announced that RT-PCR tests were no longer mandatory. (

“On March 15, we have to implement Resolution No. 101. I have called for a Zoom meeting with the mayors to inform them about this directive, but I will issue an Executive Order requiring negative RT-PCR test results,” said Lacson.

Under Resolution No. 101, travelers would no longer be compelled to undergo quarantine unless they exhibit symptoms upon arrival. They are also no longer required to secure travel authorities or health certificates.

APOR from national government agencies and their attached agencies, on one hand, must show identification cards, travel orders and itineraries.