Travel Requirements for Entering Negros Oriental – 2021

Travel Requirements for Entering Negros Oriental (2021)

Negros Oriental Executive Order No. 35

An Executive Order amending the provisions of Executive Order No. 28-A and 28-B, Series of 2021

  • Fully vaccinated travelers are required to present their vaccination cards as well as submit a non-reactive or negative Antigen test (valid 48 hours after release).

  • All unvaccinated travelers are required to present a negative RT-PCR test result (valid 72 hours after release).

  • All travelers must have an approved S-PaSS.

  • All children, 10 years old & below, are not required to undergo Antigen or RT-PCR testing if the accompanying parents have a negative RT-PCR or negative/non-reactive Antigen result

EXCEPTIONS: The following are exempted to the abovementioned net of travel protocols:

1. Driver and one (1) helper of essential goods and services;
2. Individuals (patient and one [1] accompanying person) traveling for medical purposes;
3. Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APOR) undertaking intelligence works.

However, the above mentioned are still required to submit a non-reactive or negative Antigen test result (valid within 48 hours upon release of result);

Other requirements may be added by the Local Government Units (LGUs) in Negros Oriental.

Requirements for delivery drivers and one (1) helper:

  1. Required to secure a Certification and must fulfill a Health Declaration Form from the nearest Health Office;
  2. Required to log their date and time of departure as well as arrival at the border control point or port of origin in Negros Oriental;
  3. If their travel outside the province go beyond 36 hours, they are required to present a negative Antigen Test result prior to entry back to Negros Oriental

Requirements Negros Oriental residents traveling to a different province for work or other essential purpose:

  1. Required to secure a Certification and must fulfill a Health Declaration Form from the nearest Health Office;
  2. Required to log their date and time of departure as well as arrival at the border control point or port of origin in Negros Oriental;
  3. If their travel outside of the province goes beyond 24 hours, they are required to submit a negative Antigen Test result prior to their entry back to Negros Oriental

What are the travel requirements? Negros Oriental Provincial Governor Roel Degamo signed Executive Order No. 6 last March 10, 2021. In the said order, he included a few more provisions in addition to the recent Inter-Agency Task Force Resolution No. 101. Local tourists in the Philippines can now travel without testing and quarantine unless LGUs of destination require to.

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Negros Oriental Executive Order No. 6, Series of 2021

“Section 6. Expenses. The expenses of the RT-PCR testing shall be shouldered by the concerned LSI or ROF at P 2700.00.

However, if the concerned LSI is indigent, as determined by the MSWD/CSWD, the same shall be shouldered by the receiving municipality or city with a 50% counterpart from the Province.

However, if the city or municipality can provide for its test kit (swab with UTM, extraction kit and detention kit), the city or municipality shall pay only for the running of the test in the amount of P 500.00

The expenses for the said RT-PCR testing of the ROF shall be shouldered by the province if he/she is an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker). If not, ROF shall pay for his/her RT-PCR testing expenses.

However, if the said LSI or ROF qualifies, said expenses shall be shouldered by PhilHealth.”

3.a While waiting for the RT-PCR result, the traveler shall be held at the quarantine/isolation facility of sea, air and land terminals per Resolution No. 101 (E) issued by the National IATF

3.b If found positive of COVID-19, the traveler shall be transferred to an Isolation Facility managed by the LGU of final destination

3.c If found negative of COVID-19, the traveler shall be allowed to go home

  1. All Cities and Municipalities, through their Punong Barangays, shall direct their Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) to monitor the health status of the travelers who arrived in their respective barangays and if a traveler develop symptoms of ILI, to report this immediately to their local City/Municipal Health Office

Section 2. Travelers are required to coordinate with their LGUs of final destination pending the institutionalization of the Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) Travel Management System in accordance to Resolution No. 101 (D) (1) issued by the National IATF;

Section 3. Border control remains to be in effect;

Section 4. Guidelines for Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs) are covered by Resolution No. 96 issued by the National IATF, as follows;

“A. The recommendations of the IATF Technical Working Group on COVID-19 New Variants are adopted. Effective February 1, 2021, the testing and quarantine protocols for all persons allowed entry in the Philippines shall be as follows:

  1. Arriving passengers, regardless of origin, shall be required to undergo facility-based quarantine upon arrival;
  2. Unless the passenger exhibits symptoms at an earlier date while on quarantine, Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test shall be conducted on the fifth day from date of arrival in the Philippines;
  3. If the RT-PCR test yields a negative result, the passenger shall be endorsed to their local government units of destination who shall then coordinate transfer of said passenger from quarantine facility to the LGU and strictly monitor the remainder of the fourteen-day quarantine through their respective Baran gay Health Emergency Response Teams; and
  1. In all of the foregoing, appropriate patient management as outlined in the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases guidelines and the Department of Health Omnibus Interim Guidelines on Prevention, Detection, Isolation, Treatment and Reintegration Strategies for COVID-19 shall still be observed.”

Section 5. Authorized Persons outside of Residence (APORs) are covered by Resolution No. 98-A and Resolution No. 101 (C) (1 and 2) issued by the National IATF, as follows;

“To enable National Government Agencies and their attached agencies, including the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation, to fulfill their respective mandates, government officials/personnel on official business shall be allowed unimpeded travel to their place of destination, and shall not be required to undergo mandatory testing and/or quarantine protocols of the local government units of destination, provided that they: a. Present valid IDs issued by their respective government agency; b. Present original or certified true copy of travel authority/order issued by the Department Secretary or his/her designated official; c. Pass symptom screening at the port upon arrival, and in the case of public transport, upon boarding; and d. Strictly comply with the minimum public health standards.”

Section 6. Separability Clause. If any part, section, or provision of this Executive Order is held invalid or unconstitutional, other provisions not affected thereby shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 7. Repealing Clause. All previous executive Orders issued that are inconsistent with the provisions of this Executive Order are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

69 replies
  1. charis
    charis says:

    Hi,good day!
    I would like to ask if what are the requirements in traveling to dumaguete from cebu for passport renewal only.

    Reply
  2. Dyan C
    Dyan C says:

    Hello, good evening 🙂 just want to ask about the travel protocols upon arriving from cebu to dumaguete? We have our passport appointment sched on June 🙂 and i am with a 9yrs old kid.

    Thank you,

    Keep safe and God bless..

    Reply
  3. Alex Aras
    Alex Aras says:

    What the requirements from siquijor to dumaguete, were only pass dumaguete coz were going to bacolod, apor private

    Reply
    • Daisy
      Daisy says:

      You are still entering Negros Oriental.
      However, you can still ask the Tourism Office and LGU office for further assistance.

      Regards,
      Daisy

      Reply
  4. rena jane
    rena jane says:

    Hi. i have question, if what are the requirements needed if we go to dumaguete? first, we are travelling for DFA appointment scheduled on May 17, 2021 only for a day and we will go back to cebu city. do we still need to present a negative result of our swab test? hope you can answer my question. thank you and have a good day.

    Reply
  5. RENE SANCHEZ
    RENE SANCHEZ says:

    Hi!
    I want to travel from Iloilo to Davao Region via Dumaguete Roro Port to Dapitan. What’s the travel pass requirements?
    Thank,

    Reply
  6. Ricson John A. Gultiano
    Ricson John A. Gultiano says:

    As of today, Is it already allowed to travel from Cebu to Negros. What are the requirements for Business purposes?

    Reply
  7. Lowell infante
    Lowell infante says:

    Im a returning overseas filipino im travelling to negros occidental passing thru dumaguete airport on jun 8what are the protocol..

    Reply
  8. Marie
    Marie says:

    Hi! I would like to ask if it’s true that a negative Rt-PCR test is still required even if your from Hinigaran City and just visiting Dumaguete for Passport renewal? Thank you

    Reply
  9. Jeniffer Santillan
    Jeniffer Santillan says:

    Helo good day sir/mam, i would just ask what some requirements going to dumaguete??, and it’s is still allowed to travel now negros oriental is under MGCQ?. thank you!

    Reply
  10. Mae Axel B. Sagmon
    Mae Axel B. Sagmon says:

    I have a scheduled appearance at PRC Dumaguete this coming July 17, 2021, for the renewal of my PRC (Nurse) License. I am from Pinamungajan, Cebu. I am also fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca. Do I still need to present a negative RT PCR Test even if I am vaccinated?

    Reply
  11. Lovejoy Manlosa
    Lovejoy Manlosa says:

    Hi i would like to inquire about traveling from Leyte to Negros Oriental is there RT PCR test required?

    Reply
    • Rosario - DC-Team
      Rosario - DC-Team says:

      Really ??? This is your way of asking for information? … actually not asking, but demanding.
      Our advice: get a dog, because you can demand tricks from it in that tune, not from humans, if you like information.
      Our next advice: Use the search function.
      Third advice: learn to read. your question has been answered on this comment-section multiple times.
      Good luck and stay safe!

      Reply
  12. Chiean
    Chiean says:

    Hi, good day. I have an appointment in DFA for my passport. I’m planning to arrive in Dumaguete morning and go back to Cebu by afternoon. If I may ask, where can I get to be tested?

    Reply
  13. Brian Batac
    Brian Batac says:

    Hi good day. May i please know what are the travel requirements from entering occidental to oriental negros? Thank you

    Reply
  14. mary kris
    mary kris says:

    i am traveling from korea to dumaguete this coming august. what are the requarements to enter dumaguete? we are arrive in cebu and will be quarantine there for 10 days. when we arrive in dumaguete are we also be on quarantine? thank you

    Reply
  15. Donna Bayo
    Donna Bayo says:

    Hi, i have a DFA appointment this coming September. Im a nurse and already received complete dose of vaccine. Do I still need to undergo a swab test before I enter Dumaguete?

    Reply
  16. Celeste Hapi
    Celeste Hapi says:

    Goodmorning. Wanted to ask po, kasi we are planning to go home from Zamboanga to bacolod City via dumaguete, what are the latest protocols po, mga papers na klangan I present pra mka pass sa dumaguete? Un vaccinated pa po ko kc wla pa available den may kasama 2 bata age 7 and 9. Thank u po.

    Reply
    • Rosario - DC-Team
      Rosario - DC-Team says:

      Effective July 16, 2021 as required by the Department of Interior and Local Government or DILG but those traveling to OTHER TOWNS and CITIES please contact your respective Local Government Units)
      For Returning Local Resident of Dumaguete City, ROF, OFW, Government Employee/Official, Uniformed Personnel, Workers, Special Resident Retiree’s Visa Holder, Tourist, Visitor, DFA/PRC/NBI/Medical Appointment:
      1. Requirements
      1. Valid I.D.
      2. RT PCR Swab Test Negative Result
      – must be from DOH-accredited test center
      – validity 72 hours from result release date
      2. Submit clear copies online via https://s-pass.ph/
      Apply for SPass Travel Coordination Permit (TCP)
      Upload Valid I.D. and RT PCR Swab Test Negative Result
      3. Travel Coordination Pass (TCP) will be approved within 24 hours
      Save on your cellphone or print the TCP
      Present your TCP at checkpoint or port of entry

      To our knowledge, the test is also required for children.

      Reply
  17. Jack
    Jack says:

    I would like to inquire if traveling to another destination like Dumaguete is possible? For example from Manila to Bohol, then Bohol to Dumaguete then back to Manila, will this merit two saliva test? Thank you and I look forward to your response.

    Reply
  18. Jak
    Jak says:

    I would like to inquire if traveling to another destination like Dumaguete is possible? For example from Bohol to Dumaguete then Back to Manika, will this merit two saliva test? Thank you and I look forward to your response.

    Reply
    • Rosario - DC-Team
      Rosario - DC-Team says:

      WE can not help you with the requirements of your final destination. The info should be available on the S-Pass website. Dumaguete has the following requirements.
      Effective July 16, 2021 as required by the Department of Interior and Local Government or DILG but those traveling to OTHER TOWNS and CITIES please contact your respective Local Government Units)
      For Returning Local Resident of Dumaguete City, ROF, OFW, Government Employee/Official, Uniformed Personnel, Workers, Special Resident Retiree’s Visa Holder, Tourist, Visitor, DFA/PRC/NBI/Medical Appointment:
      1. Requirements
      1. Valid I.D.
      2. RT PCR Swab Test Negative Result
      – must be from DOH-accredited test center
      – validity 72 hours from result release date
      2. Submit clear copies online via https://s-pass.ph/
      Apply for SPass Travel Coordination Permit (TCP)
      Upload Valid I.D. and RT PCR Swab Test Negative Result
      3. Travel Coordination Pass (TCP) will be approved within 24 hours
      Save on your cellphone or print the TCP
      Present your TCP at checkpoint or port of entry

      Reply
  19. Vincent Vasquez
    Vincent Vasquez says:

    Good Day! I’m from Dumaguete. Is it possible to travel from Dumaguete to Bacolod and back to Dumaguete over the weekend? What are the requirements? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Daisy
      Daisy says:

      Good day!
      We are not any government office of Bacolod, and could not give you the requirements. However, for the safety of everyone…we encourage you to STAY AT HOME! Unless your reason for travel is related to the government or medical, please remain at home and practice minimum health protocols.

      Reply
  20. Steph
    Steph says:

    Hello. I need to travel to Dumaguete for work for 2 to 3 nights at the most passing by Mabinay. May I know what are the requirements?

    Reply
  21. Joy Cruz
    Joy Cruz says:

    My request for S-Pass keeps getting cancelled even if I submitted negative antigen results, covid vax proof and will only be in Dumaguete for DFA appointment (less than a day). Please help

    Reply
  22. Jona Meraveles
    Jona Meraveles says:

    Hello po. Magtatanong lng po ako tungkol sa concern ng kaibigan ko. Yung bf niya po naninirahan sa Cebu pero gustong pumunta dito sa Negros Oriental particularly sa Bayawan City po. Pwede po ba siyang mkapagtravel dito sa province at kung pwede man po ano po bang mga requirements? Salamat po.

    Reply
    • Daisy
      Daisy says:

      Good day!
      Just follow the steps in the article. You may also go to the official s-pass website to know the requirements. However, please bear in mind that non-essential travel is still not allowed.

      Kind Regards,
      Daisy

      Reply
  23. Gaddy
    Gaddy says:

    Hello,

    I am from Negros Occidental, going to Cebu. However I will be travelling by land, since the port going to Cebu is in Dumaguete, do i still need to have antigen testing?
    Cebu is only needing medical certificate from the place of origin.

    Reply
  24. Mark Pattenden
    Mark Pattenden says:

    Good Day,
    Can you please let me know requirements to fly to Dumaguete city after international travel from Canada? We are fully vaccinated in Alberta. We will quarantine in Manila for 5 days and assuming a negative COViD test we want to travel to Dumaguete to complete the remainder of our quarantine at home in Palinpinon. Can you please let us know requirements to fly from Manila to Dumaguete. Two kids under 11 are not vaccinated.

    Many thanks and take care, Mark

    Reply
    • Daisy
      Daisy says:

      Good day!
      Please go to the official S-PASS website to see the list of requirements. (https://s-pass.ph/)
      To our knowledge children will still need a negative COVID test result. However, this will depend on the date of your travel as requirements may change bi-weekly. Frequently checking the S-PASS website is recommended.

      Hope this helps.

      Reply

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