Tue. Apr 13th, 2021
(Photo Courtesy: http://www.pn a.gov.ph)

Legazpi City, home to the majestic Mayon Volcano, has reopened four tourists who, however, must register online and undergo symptoms screening for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

“Our tourists are required to register at the Tourist Registration portal accessible at http://onlineservices.sytes.net/tourist-portal/ 24 hours prior to their arrival in the city. The place of accommodation or the tour agency must be accredited by the Department of Tourism,” Legazpi City Tourism Officer Pita Pacres said.

Those staying with their relatives must also fill-in the required details.

“Tourists are responsible in coordinating with their hotel or tour agency for assistance in heading to the clearance area and their place of accommodation,” Pacres said.

In Legazpi City, the following documents and protocols are no longer required as stated in the latest advisory for arriving individuals: RT-PCR testing, travel pass/authority issued by PNP Covid Shield, medical clearance certificate and quarantine.

Under the Legazpi City algorithm, tourists are required to undergo symptom screening.

Tourists who arrive on Mondays to Sundays at 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. must proceed to the City Tourism Clearance Area at the Legazpi City Convention Center located at the airport road in Barangay Cruzada.

On the other hand, tourists who arrived beyond 5:00 p.m. until before 6:00 a.m. must proceed to Legazpi City Community Home Quarantine (LC-CHQ) at the ICR in Brgy. Bitano.

If the symptoms are cleared, the tourists will be given medical health clearance and  Legazpi tourism passport.

“The medical health clearance and the Legazpi tourism passport should be presented at the pre-booked accommodation establishment. They will not be allowed to check-in without these requirements,” Pacres added.

If found with symptoms, the tourist will be referred to the local testing center for swab testing.

“The patient should undergo isolation at an LGU-accredited hotel, at tourist’s expense, while waiting for the result. However, if tourists are in a group and one is manifesting symptoms, all in the group will be required to undergo testing and isolation,” Pacres said. SOVEREIGNPH

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