By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The Negros Occidental provincial government will not impose restrictions for Bacolod City residents who will be traveling within the province.
This comes after Bacolod City was placed under Alert Level 3, which will last until January 31, 2022.
According to provincial administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, it is not necessary to further burden Bacoleños who want to travel within the province by requiring them to submit a negative RT-PCR test result.
Diaz also said there is currently no travel restrictions as well with Negros Oriental and bus trips between the two provinces remain normal.
The only requirements for travelers from Negros Oriental are a COVID-19 vaccination card or certificate, a valid ID, and an S-PaSS registration.
However, he did affirm that since Cebu City had also been placed under Alert Level 3, travelers originating there and entering Negros Occidental would be required to present a negative RT-PCR test result regardless if they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or not, as per the executive order released by Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson’s requirement from Alert Level 3 areas.
“Our concept is a bubble, ang aton borders, ports and airports dapat bantayan,” Diaz added./DGB, WDJ