BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
Provincial Inter Agency Task Force action officer Rayfrando Diaz yesterday said that the provincial government of Negros Occidental is ready to ease travel restrictions for vaccinated travelers.
Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion reported earlier that local chief executives all over the country are open to easing travel restrictions for domestic air travel for the fully-vaccinated in order to boost tourism activities.
We are ready for that, Diaz said, stressing also that Philippine Air Lines even suggested vaccinated flights without requirements for RT-PCR testing, prior, or upon arrival.
Diaz added that the provincial government has registered thousands of fully vaccinated Negrenses in their MIS (Monitoring Information System) and is ready to issue identification cards with QR codes through various local government units.
It’s a welcome development. I don’t see anything wrong with it, as long as their vaccination cards are all authenticated, he also said.
The proposal of Concepcion is now being deliberated by the National Inter-Agency Task Force.
On the other hand, the COVID-19 active cases in Negros Occidental further rose to 4,115, with 10 deaths, as of Sept. 29, records of the Provincial Incident Management Team show.*