No more swab test for all tourists in Cebu

Cebu has eliminated the swab test requirement for tourists in a move to revive its economy, which has taken a beating from COVID-19.

Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia issued an Executive Order to ease travel restrictions “for persons traveling to the province of Cebu to engage in tourism-related activities.”

Visitors only need a valid medical certificate to enable them to buy a ticket for travel through air, land or sea.

It says, “The medical certificate shall be issued by a reputable doctor and within seven days prior to the travel date.”

Visitors should also present proof of pre-booking at a hotel or resort, accredited by the Provincial Tourism Task Force, where they will stay during their visit.

A tourist must also pass the symptoms checking at the points of departure and arrival.

Garcia said, “They don’t need to present a travel authority nor negative COVID-19 result such as antigen test, rapid test or even RT-PCR test for them to enter.”

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