Our fight with Covid-19 continues up to this day. However, we see quite a change every single day. It’s best to be updated especially if you’re among the people who are dying to go on that much-awaited travel. 

For those who are currently planning to travel any time soon, there are a couple of things you should know about. 

Extension of the 50% subsidy for Covid-19 tests

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The Department of Tourism announced the extension of their grant which subsidizes 50% of the actual amount of Covid-19 tests. This is to help Filipinos save money to travel to domestic destinations under Modified General Community Quarantine. This also includes minors and senior citizens but are only eligible when you stay with DOT-accredited facilities. 

Travelers can avail of this subsidy in RT-PCR test centers in the Philippine Children’s Medical Center in Quezon City and Philippine General Hospital in Manila, where the subsidized test costs only P750 and P900.

Travel guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals

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For travelers who are fully vaccinated, meaning 14-days have passed since the second dose was received, there are certain domestic destinations where the LGU complies with the IATF recommendation to accept vaccination cards in place of RT-PCR test results: 

  • Cauayan City

  • Cotabato

  • Negros Occidental Province (except Bacolod City)

  • Siargao

  • Surigao

  • Tacloban

  • Virac

Some LGUs still require a negative RT-PCR test result despite full vaccination. It’s best to check their travel measures and guidelines issued by the LGU you wish to visit. 

*This information is based on Resolution 124-B released by IATF. You can read more on the guidelines here: https://bit.ly/IATFGuide

RedDoorz Philippines 

Staying with RedDoorz Philippines is now more convenient than ever. Fully vaccinated individuals can just simply present their vaccination card upon check-in in place of their RT-PCR result. 

RedDoorz Philippines is also ideal for your quarantine needs as it is Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Health (DOH), and Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) accredited. Furthermore, with its HygienePass Certified hotels, you can be guaranteed a safe and secure stay, especially during this time. 

For your safe travels within reach, book using the RedDoorz App to get the best price in the market. 

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