Cebu Pacific supports Cauayan City’s green lanes

The corn capital of the Philippines, located in Isabela province, will not require an RT-PCR test for fully-vaccinated travelers while the city is under general community quarantine status

The countryside in Cagayan (Photo: Samuel de Leon)

Cebu Pacific welcomes the decision of Cauayan City, in Isabela province, to no longer require an RT-PCR test for fully-vaccinated travelers.

“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.

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.

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In its Executive Order No. 53-2021, Cauayan City stated 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. 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,” said mayor Bernard Dy.

Cauayan City’s Executive Order adopted the latest resolution on green lanes for inbound travelers as approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the management of emerging infectious diseases effective July 1, 2021. A fully-vaccinated traveler must carry his vaccination card at all times as proof of his vaccination status.

CEB is the only airline operating flights between Manila and Cauayan. It currently operates 3x weekly, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

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