Ilocos Sur scraps COVID-19 swab test requirement for fully vaccinated returning residents
LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte—Ilocos Sur has eased its border protocols for fully vaccinated returning residents and will no longer require a negative COVID-19 test beginning December 1, Governor Ryan Luis Singson announced on Saturday, November 27.
In his local radio show, Singson said that returning residents would only be asked to show their COVID-19 vaccination card or document.
Singson said that the province is also dropping the mandatory 14-day quarantine for the fully vaccinated returning residents.
Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated individuals traveling to Ilocos Sur, however, would still be required to present a COVID-19 test result and undergo a full quarantine, Singson clarified.
Singson said that the provincial government would issue more detailed guidelines regarding the eased travel rules.
“This is our way to encourage individuals to get vaccinated,” Singson said.
Despite relaxing the COVID-19 protocols, Singson appealed to the public to still observe health protocols.
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