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Sipalay enforces new travel guidelines

The Sipalay City government is enforcing new guidelines for travelers visiting their locality from November 16 to 30.

In an executive order signed by Mayor Maria Gina Lizares on November 16, the city extended its alert level 2 status until the end of the month and will discontinue its border checkpoints.

It also has set interzonal and intrazonal travel guidelines for fully vaccinated, unvaccinated, and partially vaccinated individuals entering the city, which is known as the “Jewel of the South.”

Under the latest EO, individuals entering the city from within Negros Occidental and Bacolod City will be required to make reservations at any resort or establishment, fill out its Tourism Registration Form at https://bit.ly/SipalayTouristRegForm, and present the document on arrival.

For tourists coming from outside Negros Occidental, they also need to present their proof of booking or reservation from the resort of their choice, approved SPass Travel Coordination Permit, and online tourist registration form.

They should also upload their valid identification card, proof of vaccination or negative RT-PCR results, and proof of booking to obtain a SPass Travel Coordination Permit.

Additional requirements were also set for fully vaccinated, unvaccinated, and partially vaccinated travelers.

For fully vaccinated individuals, they need to present a local government unit certification signed by the city/municipal health officer that traveler is fully vaccinated, vaccine certificate from vaxcert.ph that is issued by the Department of Health, International Certificate of Vaccination issued by World Health Organization or Bureau of Quarantine, and other proof

For unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers, they have to present their negative RT-PCR test result valid within 72 hours from swab extraction. Rapid or antigen tests are not allowed.

Also, under the new EO, establishments and activities such as casinos, horse racing, cockfighting, and operations of cockpits will be closed during the duration of Alert Level 2 status.

The city government has also discontinued its border checkpoints at barangays Cartagena, Camindangan and Nabulao.*

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