- The Department of Interior and Local Government said on Thursday that areas under general community quarantine no longer need quarantine passes in going out
- However, travel authority is still needed for those traveling across provincial borders
- Those essential businesses and industries also do not need travel passes when passing through checkpoints
- Earlier, President Rodrigo Duterte placed the entire Metro Manila under general community quarantine starting on June 1
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has clarified on Thursday that quarantine passes will no longer be needed in areas under general community quarantine or GCQ.
KAMI learned that traveling to other provinces for leisure is still prohibited.
In a report by the Philippine Star, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said that travel passes are still needed in crossing provincial borders.
“Within the province ay hindi na kailangan ‘yung ini-issue na mga barangay quarantine pass,” Año said.
“Magiging mahigpit pa rin tayo sa mga provincial border… Travel pass na lang po para sa pagdaan niya from one province to another o kaya ay from one region to another ay makikita po natin na may kabuluhan talaga ang nagbibiyahe at hindi siya nagbibiyahe lang para sa leisure,” he added.
As reported by the Inquirer (authored by Consuelo Marquez), essential businesses and industries are not required to get travel passes from the authorities as well.
“Hindi na nila kailangan ng travel authority. Sapat na na ipakita nila ang kanilang company ID o certificate of employment sa mga QCPs bilang patunay na sila ay Authorized Person Outside of Residence,” the Interior Secretary said.
In a previous report by KAMI, President Rodrigo Duterte placed Metro Manila under general community quarantine starting June 1 to June 15.
As of posting time, there are 15,588 positive cases of coronavirus disease or COVID-19 in the country, as recorded by the Department of Health (DOH).
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