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Bohol’s border closures to be lifted Sept. 1

By: - Correspondent / @leoudtohanINQ
/ 07:21 PM August 31, 2021

TAGBILARAN CITY – Border closures in the province of Bohol will be lifted starting Wednesday, September 1.

But inbound travelers still have to present a negative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test result within 72 hours from the date of swab sample extraction, according to Gov. Arthur Yap in his Executive Order No. 42 released on Tuesday.

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Inbound travelers are also required to undergo quarantine in a public or private facility for five days.

On the fifth day of the quarantine period, he/she shall undergo a repeat RT-PCR test. If the result is negative, he/she shall be released. If the result is positive, he/ she shall continue his/ her quarantine and may be allowed to go home only after his result yielded negative.

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A two-week suspension of air and sea travel of passengers bound for Bohol, excluding domestic air and sea travel of cargoes, started last Aug. 6 to 20. It was extended to Aug. 31 due to the continuing surge of COVID-19 in the whole country brought about by new variants of concern, particularly the Delta Variant.

During the Bohol Inter-Agency Task Force meeting on August 27, 2021 with Bohol mayors, it was also agreed to reimpose a province-wide liquor ban in order to minimize social gatherings which might cause the further transmission of the virus.

As of Tuesday, August 31, Bohol has 1,842 active cases of COVID-19.

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