The Provincial Government of Bohol has lifted the requirements they initially released for inbound travelers.

According to the latest executive order, they have lifted the travel requirements needed to be presented to the Bohol Inter-Agency Task Force and the coast guard or aviation authority.

Furthermore, pending-for-approval S-PaSS travel pass from a fully vaccinated individual will also be accepted. Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage (S-paSS) is for the travelers and their local government units’ one-stop communication and coordination platform for easier transaction.

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An EO was earlier issued to temporarily accept vaccination cards in lieu of vaccination certificates from fully vaccinated individuals entering the province.

On October 30, Yap issued Executive Order (EO) 52-B, which amended EOs 52 and 52-A.

Section 2 of EO 52-B states: “Effectively immediately, the endorsement from the component City/Municipal LGUs to the Bohol Inter-Agency Task Force and ultimately to the Philippine Coast Guard/Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines of the list of approved travelers shall be lifted and will no longer required.”

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Section 1 of the same EO now only requires fully vaccinated travelers to the province:

  • vaccination card issued by any local government unit, Department of Health (DOH)-accredited medical institution, private company, and foreign country or any state/province thereof authenticated by the DOH-Bureau of Quarantine
  • government-issued identification card; and S-Pass travel pass (approved or pending approval).

On the other hand, for the unvaccinated travelers:

  • a negative RT-PCR test result taken within 72 hours prior to departure
  • an approved S-Pass travel pass,

“Allowing the use of vaccination card as a requirement for travel to… Bohol shall be temporary. The vaccination certificate requirement shall be reimposed once the DOH website shall be rendered fully operational,” read Section 6 of EO 52-B.

To ensure legitimacy of vaccination cards, Section 4 states that a traveler’s S-PaSS application will be the “basis of criminal prosecution should they utilize and submit or falsified vaccination cards.”

EO 52, which was earlier released, has lifted the required negative RT-PCR test result and only requiring travelers to show vaccination certificates generated from duly authenticated by the Bureau of Quarantine along with S-PaSS from the Department of Science and Technology.

However, an amendment was issued, EO 52-A, temporarily allowing travelers to present vaccination cards issued in Bohol together with a government-issued card, and S-paSS.

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