Will you still need a quarantine pass to go out during GCQ?

The DILG clarifies
by Clara Rosales | May 29, 2020
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If your area is under general community quarantine (GCQ), you won’t need to bring a quarantine pass with you starting June 1, 2020. Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) undersecretary Jonathan Malaya clarified this matter in an ABS-CBN report.

“If an LGU is now under GCQ, no need for barangay quarantine passes because hindi na lockdown,” he said.

Yesterday, President Rodrigo Duterte declared that Metro Manila will shift to GCQ starting on June 1. Restrictions are eased under GCQ, but stricter regulations may still be imposed in smaller areas as needed. DILG secretary Eduardo Año previously said that villages, barangays, or streets could still be put under lockdown if they pose a high risk for a COVID-19 outbreak.

What about travel passes?

You might not need a quarantine pass to go out under GCQ, but this doesn’t mean you won’t require other documents. Moving from one province or one region to another still requires a travel pass from the Philippine National Police (PNP), says Malaya.

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“Moving from one province to another, and one region to another, kailangan pa din ng travel authority from PNP,” the undersecretary said.

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