Metro Manila residents need travel pass to enter Tagaytay

Malacañang reiterated Thursday that residents need to get a travel pass from the Philippine National Police (PNP) before entering Tagaytay City, Cavite province.

The Palace supported the Joint Task Force COVID Shield commander Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar’s statement that a travel authorization is required after the local government of Tagaytay City said it is no longer needed.

is still under general community quarantine (GCQ), while Cavite is under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ).

“MGCQ to MGCQ travel, hindi kinakailangan ng travel pass but the local government unit may still impose it. GCQ to MGCQ, kinakailangan ng travel pass,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a news conference.

(For MGCQ to MGCQ travel, no travel pass is required, but the local government unit may still impose it. For GCQ to MGCQ, travel pass is required.)

“Mga taga- na nais pumunta ng Tagaytay, kinakailangan n’yo pong kumuha ng travel pass at bago kayo mabigyan ng travel pass ng PNP, kinakailangan mag-presinta po kayo ng medical certificate,” he added.

(For residents who want to go to Tagaytay, you need to get a travel pass, and before the PNP gives you a travel pass, you need to present a medical certificate.)

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residents need travel pass to enter Tagaytay

The Tagaytay LGU earlier said it would continue to welcome tourists pending clarification from the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) on whether the travel authority is required.

Tagaytay City Administrator Greg Monreal said yesterday, local government will not require tourists to present travel authority to enter the tourist destination.

“‘Pag pumunta sila dito, hindi na kailangan dahil ang pinagbabasehan namin ‘yung Section 7, Item 5 noong Omnibus Guidelines ng Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF),” he said.

Montreal said 16,000 tourists visited Tagaytay last weekend. He added 80% of restaurants and big hotels in the city already resumed operations.