The Davao Regional Inter-Agency Task Force has decided not to require travel permit or travel authority for those crisscrossing cities and towns in the region.
However, residents traveling within Davao Region would need medical clearance from city, town, and provincial health offices or any hospital accredited by the Department of Health (DOH) before they are allowed to cross checkpoints established by the Davao local government units, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said.
She said the local chief executives reached the decision during the RIATF meeting Monday, June 8.
“Everybody agreed nga within Davao Region, dili na magkinahanglan og Travel Authority going out. Mag-present lang og medical clearance sa checkpoint from the City Health Office (CHO) or any Department of Health (DOH) accredited hospital (Everybody agreed that there is no need for a Travel Authority. You only need to present a medical clearance at the checkpoint from the City Health Office (CHO) or any Department of Health (DOH) accredited hospital),” Duterte-Carpio said.
As for Davao City, she said no document would be needed before one could enter the city except to undergo health screening at the entry points.
The mayor urged those who are traveling outside of Davao City to check the requirements of their destination city or province ahead before traveling to avoid getting stranded.
To cater to those who need travel permits and medical clearance, the City Government of Davao and Davao City Police Office (DCPO) have set up a one-stop-shop located at the DCPO along San Pedro Street for those who arriving and traveling to other LGUs outside of Davao Region, she said.
She added that DCPO will also set up a table for the issuance of travel permits at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport for people who will be arriving at the airport but will go outside of Davao Region.
The requirements of securing a travel authority from the Philippine National Police (PNP) are duly filled-out form or request letter, certification from the Barangay Chairman and Medical Clearance Certificate from the City Health Office (CHO) or DOH accredited hospitals.