MANILA – The Joint Task Force Covid Shield (JTF CV Shield) on Wednesday released a flowchart to provide a simple explanation of all matters regarding travels amid the implementation of quarantine rules.

In coordination with the Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, JTF CV Shield commander, Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, said the ‘nationwide travel flowchart’ will be posted in all police stations and city and municipal halls in order to guide the public on what to do if they want to travel.

The flowchart simplifies the answers to all questions relating to travels within the Philippines amid the implementation of the community quarantine.

Eleazar said the flowchart answers frequently-asked questions on who are allowed to travel and the requirements needed when the travel involves crossing the borders of Metro Manila and the provinces.

“The nationwide travel flowchart is a simple ‘Yes or ‘No’ guide which is applicable to all quarantine status existing in the area and applicable anywhere in the country. In doing this, we hope to address confusion, misunderstanding and disinformation among our kababayan and guide them properly for their smooth travels,” Eleazar said in a statement.

The flowchart will also be posted on social media platforms in order to maximize audience reach.

“We appeal to our netizens to help us in our information dissemination using our Nationwide Travel Flowchart by sharing this to their social media accounts,” he added.

Except for Cebu City which was reverted back to the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) and Talisay City in Cebu province is under modified ECQ, the rest of the country is either under general community quarantine (GCQ) or modified GCQ.

Based on existing rules, all travels within Metro Manila and within a province do not require a travel authority.

Travels that cross the border of Metro Manila and provinces require a travel authority which is being issued by the local police stations.

A travel authority can be secured if a traveler would submit a medical clearance certificate from city and municipal health offices of the local government units (LGUs) and other Department of Health-accredited hospitals and clinics; and, after coordination with the destination LGUs is done. (PNA)