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Treñas eases travel rules for Ilonggos

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Mayor Jerry Treñas is easing air travel restrictions to and from Iloilo City “subject to the health protocols imposed by the city government upon their arrival.”

Treñas has informed the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and all operations managers of airline companies servicing flights to and from Iloilo of his decision.

Commercial flights to and from Iloilo were suspended since March when the community quarantine was enforced to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (https://bit.ly/34deF39)

In his latest move, Treñas lifted the restrictions on passenger capacity of airlines and limitations to the offer of flight accommodations.

“All airline companies are hereby informed that travel of persons bound for Iloilo City will be allowed, regardless of purpose, whether traveling as APOR (Authorized Persons Outside Residence) or non-APOR, and with no restrictions as to passenger capacity,” he underlined.

The city mayor, however, said airlines must advise traveling passengers to comply with several requirements.

Passengers should first secure a Travel Authority as prescribed by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases and a Notice of Coordination and Acceptance through the Iloilo City Emergency Operations Center.

Treñas said this new policy allows the Ilonggos to return home and be reunited with their families.