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Iloilo Province: No More Border Restrictions

After the Inter-Agency Task Force released its recommendations and with the reconsideration for Iloilo City, it has been decided that there will be no border restrictions in Iloilo City, Province of Iloilo, Antique, Aklan, Capiz, and Guimaras, starting June 01 for an unhampered flow of people, vehicle, and goods.

Moreover, quarantine passes will no longer be required.

The agreement was made by the following: Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao, Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores, Capiz Governor Esteban Evan Contreras, and Guimaras Governor Samuel Gumarin. The leaders also agreed that airports and seaports shall remain closed except for transporting stranded individuals and essential goods.

The government leaders also agreed to maintain border checkpoints but will not block travel – authorities will solely ensure that travelers practice the necessary health safety protocols. Moreover, OFWs and stranded local residents are still required to undergo 14 days of quarantine and RT-PCR testing for coronavirus.

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