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2021 NEGROS OCCIDENTAL & BACOLOD TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS (December 2021)

UPDATED Negros Occidental and Bacolod Travel Requirements

Traveling to Bacolod City and Negros Occidental this 2021? Here are the latest Bacolod City travel requirements, entry protocols, and travel guidelines for travelers going to Negros Occidental!


Currently, the entire Province of Negros Occidental is under Alert Level 2 from December 1-15, 2021, while Bacolod City is under Alert Level 2, also from December 1-15, 2021. Below are the entry protocols and travel requirements for fully-vaccinated, partially-vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals traveling to Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.

Bacolod Travel Requirements (November 2021)


ALL travelers to Bacolod City, whether fully vaccinated or unvaccinated, must present the following documents upon arrival at the Bacolod Travel Protocol Desk at the Bacolod-Silay Airport. This also applies for those coming from Panay Island and Guimaras.

FOR FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELERS


Fully-vaccinated individuals traveling to Bacolod City are no longer required to present a negative RT-PCR test result. Aside from the Bacolod Travel Requirements listed above, fully-vaccinated travelers must submit:
  • COVID-19 vaccination card or certificate duly issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment/authority whether local or foreign. Click here to know how to download a Vaccine Certificate from VaxCertPH.
  • An individual is considered fully vaccinated if it has been at least two (2) weeks since the last required dose and if the vaccine administered is included in the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or Compassionate Special Permit (CSP) issued by the Philippine Food and Drug Administration or the Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization (WHO).

FOR PARTIALLY-VACCINATED & UNVACCINATED TRAVELERS


Individual who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 or those who do not strictly comply with the definition of a fully vaccinated individual shall still be required to present:
  • Negative RT-PCR test result obtained within 72 hours prior to arrival in Bacolod City. Click here to know where to get Affordable RT-PCR Test from DOH-Accredited clinics.
  • Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) Permit – Inbound passengers shall secure an electronic or printed copy of the Approved Travel Coordination Permit (TCP) issued by the S-PaSS travel management system.
  • StaySafe.ph Application – Inbound passengers shall show proof that they have downloaded and registered with the SatySafe.ph application for contact tracing.


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Bacolod Travel Requirements for LSI, APOR, ROF and Returning Residents


For Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI) / Returning Residents, Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF) and Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) from the Private Sector, you need to submit the following:

  • Negative RT-PCR (swab) test result from a DOH-accredited molecular laboratory, or negative Saliva RT-PCR test result from Philippine Red Cross only, taken within seventy-two (72) hours before arrival in Bacolod City. Click here to know where to get Affordable RT-PCR Test from DOH-Accredited clinics.
  • Approved Travel Coordination Permit (TCP) issued by S-PaSS. Note that lead time for processing is three (3) days upon submission of requests and requirements.
  • BaCTrac Registration.
  • Health Declaration Form.
  • Valid ID.

Negros Occidental Travel Requirements


FULLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS


  • The following documents shall be sufficient alternatives to any testing requirement before travel or upon arrival, which the local government and of destination may require:
    • COVID-19 Domestic Vaccination Card duly issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment, or
    • Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status as may be issued by the BOQ.
  • The inbound traveler shall undergo health and exposure screening upon arrival in the local government unit of destination. This shall likewise apply to fully vaccinated senior citizens.

UNVACCINATED AND PARTIALLY VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS


  • Travel to the Province of Negros Occidental shall be subject to the following documents:
    • Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) Permit – Inbound passengers shall secure an electronic or printed copy of the Approved Travel Coordination Permit issued by the S-PaSS travel management system.
    • StaySafe.ph Application – Inbound passengers shall show proof that they have downloaded and registered with the SatySafe.ph application for contact tracing.
    • Negative RT-PCR Test Result valid for 72 hours from date of swab sample extraction and must be conducted and issued by a DOH accredited molecular laboratory. Click here to know where to get Affordable RT-PCR Test from DOH-Accredited clinics.

Notes:

  • For the latest advice, information and updated travel requirements, please visit www.negros-occ.gov.ph or www.facebook.com/NegOcc.Gov
  • Travel requirements may change from time to time without prior notice. Please coordinate with the local government unit of your destination for the latest updates.

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To help you plan your trip to Bacolod and Negros Occidental, you may check out the following blog posts:


  • Top 10 Things to Do in Bacolod City - I shared here some of the best things to do in Bacolod, tourist spots and best places to visit. I also included my recommended tours, best place to stay, travel tips and many more!
  • Sample Bacolod Itineraries - Here are some sample Bacolod itineraries for 3, 4, 5, 6 days or more. You may copy these or use as guide in creating your own Bacolod or Negros Occidental itinerary.
  • Bacolod Hotels & Resorts - I shared here some of the best hotels and resorts in Bacolod City that I have personally tried and stayed at on my previous trips to Bacolod City.
  • More Bacolod & Negros Occidental Blog Posts - Check out my other Bacolod and Negros Occidental blog posts here to help you plan your trip!

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SOURCES: Bacolod (BCD) Travel Requirements from Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Travel Requirements to Bacolod from Cebu Pacific Air.



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