The City’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases confirms that all OFWs and Returning Overseas Filipinos, who are residents of the city, will no longer be quarantined upon arrival on account of their negative RT-PCR swab tests results and their quarantine period from the point of origin (usually from Manila).
Furthermore, all travelers (Returning Residents, APORs, LSIs, OFWs, ROFs and even tourists) would no longer have to undergo the 14-day quarantine but they still need to submit a negative RT-PCR test result valid within 72 hours prior to travel, prior to travel, which is consistent with the protocols of the provincial government.
The traveler, whose ultimate destination is Dumaguete City, must register at and attach a clear copy of the negative RTPCR test result taken prior to travel. Within 24 hours, an Acceptance Certificate will be emailed to the traveler even on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays)
The acceptance certificate is required so that the City IATF can monitor the traveler’s arrival, specific destinations (barangays) and also give time to verify if the negative RT-PCR test came from a DOH-accredited testing center.
The City IATF has secured to cooperation of all law enforcement agencies even as the Chairperson Mayor Felipe Antonio instructed all Barangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) to be on alert and to diligently monitor all travelers who arrive in their respective barangays for manifestation of COVID like symptoms for appropriate interventions.
These requirements for travelers are necessary to ensure that minimum health protocols are followed especially that the number of COVID cases in the city has declined to just 9 active cases as of Saturday evening.