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PPA adopts no vax, no entry policy in NCR

  • Philippine Ports Authority Memorandum Circular 01-2022 limits public transportation access to the vaccinated population in the National Capital Region under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 or higher
  • It covers individuals residing outside the NCR but work and/or travel to the same, passing through ports operated by PPA or even private ports
  • A vaccination card; Department of Health-issued vaccine certification; or any Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases-prescribed document is required to enter PPA ports

Only fully vaccinated individuals travelling to, from and within the National Capital Region (NCR) may pass through Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) ports.

PPA Memorandum Circular 01-2022, dated Jan 12 and signed by general manager Jay Daniel Santiago, implements the “No Vaccination, No Entry Policy” earlier handed down by the Department of Transportation under Department Order No. 2022-001.

The circular limits public transportation access to the vaccinated population in the NCR under COVID-19 Alert Level 3 or higher. It covers those residing outside the NCR but work and/or travel to the same, passing through ports operated by PPA or even private ports.

To enter PPA ports, any of the following is required: vaccination card; Department of Health (DOH)-issued vaccine certification; or any IATF-prescribed document.

According to the circular, a person is considered fully vaccinated in any of these instances:

  • Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series
  • Two weeks after a single-dose vaccine

Exempt from the circular are persons:

  • with medical conditions that prevent full COVID vaccination as evidenced by a medical certificate
  • who will procure essential goods and services, as evidenced by a barangay health pass or other appropriate proof

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