Oriental Mindoro eases travel requirements for fully-vaccinated travellers

Published July 20, 2021, 2:40 PM

by Jerry Alcayde

CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro – Tourists who wish to travel to Oriental Mindoro won’t need Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test as a requirement so along as they are fully vaccinated.

The new travel policy is contained in Executive Order No. 30 issued last July 19 by Oriental Mindoro Governor Bonz A. Dolor which in essence, recognizes the vaccination card as an alternative travel requirement to RT-PCR test results for all individuals before their travel and upon their arrival to any ports of entry in the province.

Gov. Dolor said that travellers may attach their vaccination cards in their Travel Confirmation Pass (TCP) applications which in turn will be verified by the City or Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Office or the local health office.

The vaccinated travellers will just undergo health screening procedure at the port of Calapan or in the other five ports of entry of the province.

A travel guide from the provincial government says that an individual who is planning to go to Mindoro is advised to create an account in spass.ph using his or her mobile number and fill-up all the needed information in the registration form.

Once registered, a member-individual may log-in and check the place of destination and click the “Are you travelling” in the menu and answer all the related questions and fill-up the TCP information for verification and approval.

Before proceeding to Batangas port or any port of entry en route to Oriental Mindoro, the S-PASS account shall be indicated with the word “Approved”.