Antique, Guimaras scrap 14-day quarantine requirement

Published March 8, 2021, 3:52 PM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY – Antique and Guimaras have scrapped the 14-day quarantine requirement for those who want to enter these two provinces.

Governors Rhodora Cadiao of Antique and Samuel Gumarin of Guimaras, respectively, have issued executive orders scrapping the 14-day quarantine, medical certificate, and authority to travel requirements to be able to enter their provinces.

Both governors said these are in compliance with the National Inter-Agency Task Force (NIATF) Resolution No. 101 that harmonizes travel protocols for locally stranded individuals (LSIs), returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), and authorized personnel.

Inbound travelers only need to coordinate their arrival with their respective local governments.

However, Antique and Guimaras have different COVID-19 testing requirements.

COVID-19 testing is not mandatory in Antique. Cadiao said many Antiqueños returning home lost their jobs and cannot afford to stay in Manila.

Guimaras still requires those who want to enter the province to present a negative test result that was conducted not later than 48 hours before the date of travel.