MCIA to start implementing Traze contact tracing app on Nov. 28

Published November 13, 2020, 10:01 AM

by Minerva Newman

LAPU LAPU CITY — The GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) joined the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) in implementing the use of the contact tracing app Traze at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA).

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 2.
(Photo by Juan Carlo de Vela/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Starting November 28, all passengers will be required to download and register on the Traze app in order to be permitted entry into the terminal.

GMCAC Chief Executive Advisor Andrew Harrison said that they were fully in support of the government initiative to ensure the safety of the passengers and the entire airport community through automated contact tracing.

“This also enhances the efficiency of contact tracing at the airport as it reduces the previous manual process,” Harrison said.

According to MCIAA General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Steve Dicdican, MCIA welcomed the implementation of the unified contact tracing system to further reassure our passengers that it was doing everything possible to help contain COVID-19.

“By using a QR code, Traze speeds up to an instant the tedious, time-consuming and inaccurate manual contact tracing process among all departing and arriving passengers,” Dicdican added.

The use of the Traze app follows the direction of DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade to strengthen the government’s efforts against COVID-19 through intensive contact tracing especially in public transportation hubs.

By downloading and registering for an account on the Traze App, passengers scan the QR codes located at designated points in the terminals before being allowed to enter the airport.

Passengers without smartphones to download the app can approach the Malasakit Helpdesks located at Terminal 1 Departure Grand Lobby and Terminal 2 Arrivals for assistance.

 
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