Photo courtesy of CAAP Area IV Puerto Princesa City | File photo

The city government resumed inbound travels on Monday, releasing new guidelines for arriving passengers and travelers from outside Palawan.

The travel requirements are:

  • Identification Card (ID)
  • S-Pass Travel Coordination Permit
  • StaySafe QR code
  • Negative RT-PCR Test (swabbed within 48hrs before arrival or before flight)
  • Vaccination Card or ID (for travelers who will only stay in the city for three days)
  • Return ticket (for travelers who will only stay in the city for three days

For returning city residents:

  • Identification Card (ID) with PPC address, or
  • Billing statement named under the returning resident (if no valid ID)
  • Barangay Certification
  • Land title

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All travels must be coordinated with the Incident Management Team (IMT) Travel Team, through a letter addressed to Dr. Dean L. Palanca, IMT Incident Commander, which may be reached at: imtcovid.reqppc@gmail.com. Inbound passengers need to state the reason for travel, including the required documents.

Travelers which will exceed three days in Puerto Princesa will be required to undergo a seven-day quarantine in a city facility, except for the private APORs that can stay in company-established facilities but will be subject to inspection and approval by the IMT.

They will undergo Rapid Antigen Testing on the seventh day. The cost of quarantine facilities will be shouldered by such individuals except for the antigen test which is free or will be shouldered by the LGU.

Meanwhile, APORs that have only three (3) days to stay in the city and are fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose, with the 2nd dose that has reached 14 days) are not required to undergo quarantine but are required to undergo Rapid Antigen Testing within 24 hours. Everything (accommodation and antigen) is at the individual’s own expense.

Returning PPC residents or legitimate city residents are included to undergo seven days of quarantine and Rapid Antigen Testing on the seventh day thereof. They will also remain in the quarantine facilities set by the LGU and also at their own expense besides the antigen test.

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