RT-PCR check outcome nonetheless required for Boracay vacationers

ILOILO CITY – Vacationers visiting Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan are nonetheless required to point out unfavorable outcomes of their swab checks, Malay Mayor Flolibar Bautista mentioned on Wednesday.

Vacationers are requested to fulfill the necessities of the native authorities unit (LGU) even with the brand new protocols launched by the nationwide inter-agency process drive to have the ability to go across the nation.

In a cellphone interview, Bautista mentioned vacationers are nonetheless required to point out a unfavorable results of their reverse transcription-polymerase chain response (RT-PCR) taken inside 72 hours, safe a Vacationer QR code and current a duplicate of confirmed reserving with a resort or lodge lodging.

“It’s nonetheless the identical, there are not any adjustments within the necessities,” he mentioned, including that the aim is for the security of everybody.

Nonetheless, he mentioned that most likely there may be adjustments within the coming days.

Bautista mentioned a suggestion has been submitted to the Boracay Inter-Company Activity Drive that as a substitute of a swab check, they may shift to the saliva check. “We’re nonetheless ready for the approval,” he mentioned.

He added that he and Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores already mentioned that they may “push for the saliva check and never swab check”.

Nonetheless, he mentioned that even with the necessities, vacationers visiting Boracay Island are rising.

He added that when the saliva check is accredited, then extra vacationers are anticipated to come back in.

“Lots of our vacationers are suggesting that we modify the process to saliva,” he mentioned.

Bautista mentioned that over 100 vacationers have been discovered to have pretend swab checks.

Nonetheless, since Feb. 12, they haven’t any report of vacationers trying to enter the island bearing pretend RT-PCR outcomes.

These caught bearing pretend outcomes have been made to bear quarantine, face corresponding expenses, and shall be declared persona non grata.

Meantime, he mentioned that they’re ready for the Government Order to be launched by Miraflores following their digital assembly on March 2.

In the course of the assembly, mayors of the province of Aklan agreed to not elevate RT-PCR as among the many necessities for vacationers visiting their areas. (PNA)


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