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Cebu Port Authority adopts no jab, no ride policy

  • The Cebu Port Authority on January 13 started to implement the “No Vaccination, No Ride” policy for all passengers travelling to and from the National Capital Region (NCR)
  • This comes as Department of Transportation (DOTr) Department Order (DO) No. 2022-001 limited public transportation access to vaccinated individuals in NCR under Alert Level 3 status or higher
  • All ports within CPA jurisdiction will allow access only to fully vaccinated persons travelling to and from any areas within NCR

The Cebu Port Authority (CPA) on January 13 started to implement the “No Vaccination, No Ride” policy for all passengers travelling to and from the National Capital Region (NCR).

This is in compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) Department Order (DO) No. 2022-001, which limits public transportation access to vaccinated individuals in NCR under Alert Level 3 status or higher.

Issued on January 11, DOTr DO 2022-001 aims to restrict the movement of unvaccinated individuals in Metro Manila following an uptick in COVID-19 cases with the spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant.

DOTr DO 2022-001 applies to all domestic travel to, from, and within NCR via public transportation by land, air, and sea while the area is placed under Alert Level 3 status or higher.

According to CPA Port Advisory dated January 12, all ports within the jurisdiction of CPA will allow access only to fully vaccinated persons travelling to and from any areas within NCR.

A person is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving thesecond dose in a two-dose vaccination series, such as with the Pfizer or Moderna brand of vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine such as with Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

After buying boat tickets, passengers must present a government-issued ID with picture and address as well as any of the following:

  • Physical or digital copies of a vaccination card issued by a local government unit
  • Department of Health issued vaccination certification
  • Any Inter-agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases-issued prescribed document

Exempted from the policy are the following:

  • Persons with medical conditions as evidenced by a duly signed medical certificate with name and contact details of the physician; and
  • Persons who will procure essential goods and services, such as, but not limited to food, water, medical devices, public utilities, energy, work and medical and dental necessities as evidenced by a duly issued barangay health pass and other appropriate proof to support and justify such travel

The CPA advisory noted that any violation to DOTr DO 2022-001 by operators of public transportation will be considered a violation of applicable general safety and health provisions under any concession or service agreements, authority or permit to operate, or other similar instruments.

READ: PPA adopts no vax, no entry policy in NCR

Aside from CPA, the Philippine Ports Authority has also implemented DOTr DO 2022-001 in covered ports under its jurisdiction.

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