Iloilo Province scraps swab test requirement for fully vaxxed travelers

Gov. Defensor on Iloilo Airport flights.

The Iloilo provincial government scrapped its swab test requirement for fully vaccinated travelers outside of Western Visayas who will enter the province of Iloilo effective February 16, 2022.

Residents and non-residents who are completely vaccinated are no longer required to present a negative RT-PCR test result 72 hours prior to their travel to Iloilo as per Executive Order No 040-B Series of 2022 issued by Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. on Wednesday.

They will only be required to present their COVID-19 vaccination certificate.

Those unvaccinated or partially vaccinated still has to undergo swab test.

“This is to reduce the risk from those entering the province and make travel safer for everyone,” Defensor said.

Children below 5 years old are also exempted from undergoing swab tests.

The executive order also extends the Alert Level III status of the province of Iloilo until February 28. (LHC/Capitol news)

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