CEB backs Cauayan’s ‘green lanes’

Cebu Pacific (CEB) said it welcomes the decision of Cauayan City, Isabela to no longer require an RT-PCR test for fully-vaccinated travelers.

Passengers are considered fully-vaccinated at least 14 days after having received the second dose in a two-dose series, or at least 14 days after having received a single-dose vaccine.

“We commend the local government of Cauayan for being the first city in the country to implement green lanes for domestic travel. We firmly believe this will pave the way for the safe reopening of domestic tourism and we look forward to other local governments following suit,” said Alex Reyes, Chief Strategy Officer at Cebu Pacific.

Cauayan City Executive Order No. 53-2021 indicated that this is effective while the city is under general community quarantine. Upon arrival in Cauayan, a traveler will undergo mandatory triage for assessment of documentary requirements and screening of symptoms.

“We are happy to announce that Cauayan City has now adopted ‘Green Lanes’ for fully vaccinated individuals for our inbound flights, the first to be done in the Philippines by a local government. This is a big relief and help especially for the returning OFWs and a way to encourage the people to get vaccinated,” said Mayor Bernard Dy.

“However, this does not mean that we will be complacent. These travels are still subject to reasonable regulations to protect our constituents from the risks of contracting and transmitting Covid-19, for the safety of the people and the whole City of Cauayan.”

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