Are you stranded somewhere and you now want to go home? Are you a worker in an essential industry? Do you want to travel to a GCQ area and you will be coming from another GCQ area? Eyes here and check the guidelines for traveling.
Prepare all requirements and then apply for Travel Authority / Covid Shield / Travel Permit / Travel Order.
Requirements for Travelling APOR (Workers)
This section list the requirements to travel for Authorized persons outside residence (APOR), particularly workers.
1. Company ID
2. COE (Certificate of Employment)
3. Medical certificate (government hospital or clinic).
4. Travel order from company – ask your HR about this
Requirements for LSIs (Stranded Individual)
This section list the travel requirements for stranded individuals who wishes to go back to their own province or city.
- Medical certificate (government hospital or clinic).
- Travel authority/Covid Shield from PNP/LGU
See further below about How to get Covid Shield.
Requirements for ROFs ( Returning OFW)
2. Medical certificate (government hospital or clinic).
3. Travel authority from PNP/LGU
SuperFerry Promo Fare Team encourages stranded individuals to coordinate first with the LGU where they are now. Take note that there are still some provinces which are still restricting entry of persons.
Find out if the place to you want to travel to or go home to is already under GCQ, and if they are, check if their ports are already open to accept ferries and inbound passengers. To be sure and if you have questions regarding the above requirements please contact the LGU where you are going.
Be aware that it is a responsibility of the traveller to know the regulations of their destination.
It doesn’t matter if you will be sailing via 2Go Travel, Montenegro Lines, Cokaliong, Maayo Shipping, and all other passenger shipping lines in the Philippines, the requirements to apply for travel permit is the same.
HOW TO GET COVID SHIELD / TRAVEL AUTHORITY
For stranded individuals, you must get a travel authority permit / Covid Shield from the LGU / PNP.
The Joint Task Force Covid Shield is headed by the Philippine National Police. It is the PNP who issues Travel Authority once all the requirements are submitted by the stranded individual.
Where to get the Travel Authority or Covid Shield?
You go to the nearest police station, bring all the required documents, and submit it to the PNP officer in charge. The PNP will process your travel permit application and will issue you a TRAVEL AUTHORITY permit if your documents are complete.
Will you get the Travel Authority permit right away? No. You have to come back for it. It will take some time because PNP will need to coordinate your application with the appropriate LGU.
Stay At Home If Travel Is Unnecessary
The Covid pandemic changed the travel landscape. These days, it is no longer as easy as waiting for a promo fare, buying a ticket, and getting on the boat. There are additional steps taken by the government to protect its people, one of these is requiring travelers including boat passengers to secure certificates and permits.
Do comply since this is for the greater good. Now, if the travel you want is not necessary, continue to stay at home. That way you are protecting yourself from being expose outside.