Metro Manila residents seeking to go to Tagaytay for a break from the six-month-long quarantine still need to secure travel passes from their home local governments, said Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shield head Lt. Gen. Guillermo Elazar on Monday, September 14. Those traveling to Tagaytay from other parts of Cavite don’t need it.
The police official was reacting to a statement from the Tagaytay City government that it would not require travel passes from tourists. “Yung galing Metro Manila, pag pupunta pong Cavite, dapat may reason ka ng pagpunta doon, at kung hindi, dapat kukuha ka pa rin ng travel authority,” Eleazar told reporters.
“Unless baguhin po yan ng national task force, yan pa rin po ang ating susundin,” he added.
Metro Manila is under general community quarantine or GCQ, while Tagaytay City is under the less restrictive modified general community quarantine or MGCQ.
“While it is true na yung Tagaytay dineclare ng LGU nila na hindi na kailangan ang travel pass pagpasok po doon, yun po yung manggagaling ng Cavite,” Eleazar reiterated.
NOTE: This article first appeared on Reportr.world. Minor edits have been made.