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Old 7th October 2020, 06:14 AM
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A friend in Manila went to her barangay office and was told that they were no longer issuing travel authorizations.

It appears that there will be some new rules coming out but no word if more open or more restrictive.

I had been told third hand, that to come to Cebu all that was needed was a test on arrival at Cebu Airport and then quarantine until results released, but have no confirmation on that.

Anyone hear any other rumors?

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Anyone hear any other rumors?
There are a lot of rumours in the World champion country of tsismis (=gossip)

Some even say they get HARDER restrictions... (Elsewhere than in Manila e g Surigao Filipina told me that recently.)

So mainly I just use them if I find something worth trying to CHECK if there are any official new info. (But as someone said in an other topic even official infos say different from each other.)

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...... (But as someone said in an other topic even official infos say different from each other.)
That is perhaps my biggest issue in living here. You can look at official channels and find that you must do" A" but not "B".

You can also find, on the same site, that you can do "A" or "B".

You can find, again on the same site, that you need to do both "A" and "B".

You can find undated sites that say that it was changed from past practices, but not what the past practices were or what they were changed to so you could perhaps develop a time line and see what was the most current.

These postings are not only on official web sites but individual individuals Facebook page but they look like they have official sanction.

Then you find a reference to doing "C", but it is not completely clear what "C" actually involves and how you go about doing it.

Then you go to the office to ask and find about "D".

Confused you go back and a different official says no not "A" or "B" or "C" or "D" but you must do "E".

When you go back to do "E" you get threatened with deportation because you never did "F".

Finally at the hearing they say why did you not just do "A" like the website told you to do?

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For us to travel to the next Province we are required to have a travel pass, covid test and health certificate even if for 1 day and apparently quarantine for 2 weeks upon return home, glad we are in a decent sized Province as we have no wish to go through the hoops.

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For us to travel to the next Province we are required to have a travel pass, covid test and health certificate even if for 1 day and apparently quarantine for 2 weeks upon return home, glad we are in a decent sized Province as we have no wish to go through the hoops.
(E g) Leyte province is split into two, demanding quarantine for 2 weeks at least when going to the south half.

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(E g) Leyte province is split into two, demanding quarantine for 2 weeks at least when going to the south half.
There is a YouTube video of a guy who spent two weeks in a quarantine place in Leyte. It did not look like fun, If you did not have a helper on the outside it would be positively totally unfun.

I really do not care what the rules are, I just wish that they were clear, understandable, easy to find, made sense and had some small amount of consistency.

But as we all know IMFITP.

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I just wish that they were clear, understandable, easy to find, made sense and had some small amount of consistency.
AND I would want a chance to get in from abroad if not married (yet). Ok if demanding quarantaine. I would specialy if the foreigner come from a country not using facemask enough as Sweden and USA.

And very unfair to not let expats in living in Phils with SRRV long stay VISA.

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BUT when being inside Phils it's perhaps some more consistency than some have noticed (?) because regions are classified into different groups.
Red =Very high risk. (E g Metro Manila and Metro Cebu.)
Green= Low risk. (E g Palawan. And I believe South half Leyte.)
Yellow = In between.

So it make sence to have different strict rules depening of which the region belong to.
If I have understood correct - Then each region have some freedom to decide details as long as they minimum follow the national rules for the classifications.
E g regions are NOT allowed to let people in from abroad except the exceptions the national rules say. (As leting in Filipinos and expats with Filipino wife or kids, but with demands as quarantaine.)

I saw the map back when they started with this. June? But I didn't find it again when I searched for it. Around half of the country was Yellow and half was Green.

If I have understood corect the green ones allow free travelling within the region except need negative test to sure be let through checlpoints as beetween municipalies.
Some say they just vave most through but I GUESS that's they don't check people they recognice they checked and let through recently so NOT just a sloppy control as some believe.

Above are beside the "Tourist bubbles" which have started some on test recently to try to save the tourist industry.

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I have no problem with them classifying different regions and making different rules for them. Crossing the international border should be the responsibility of the national government to make and enforce those rules.

What I do have a problem with is different areas being able to make their own rules. Lots of comments from others here with very strict additional rules and places with no additional rules and lax enforcement of the national rules when the two areas are under the same risk standard.

I can go to Carcar city on Fridays and Saturdays, nowhere can I find that rule written down but if I go to one of the malls there and show my Moalboal pass, I only get in on those days. The official rules are supposed to be that travel is allowed for allowed purposes. That is anyone between 21 and 60 is good to go over or under that age then essential travel only. However they will turn around people on the road without a quarantine pass, they only check motorbikes and buses, cars get a pass.

That is a problem, different rules, not promulgated and you only find out about them when you show up.
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A friend in Manila went to her barangay office and was told that they were no longer issuing travel authorizations.

It appears that there will be some new rules coming out but no word if more open or more restrictive.

I had been told third hand, that to come to Cebu all that was needed was a test on arrival at Cebu Airport and then quarantine until results released, but have no confirmation on that.

Anyone hear any other rumors?
You can always contact the Cebu LGU or city government on their FB page to verify the requirements.

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I don't want to know the Cebu City rules except for people passing through there. All the web sites list the rules for people going and staying in Cebu City.

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