CEBU Pacific Air (CEB) said that several local governments are accepting vaccination cards as a travel requirement for travelers.

The CEB, citing government health protocols, said that a passenger is considered fully-vaccinated at least 14 days after having received the second of two doses or at least 14 days after having received a single-dose vaccine.

However, a fully-vaccinated passenger has to submit a negative RT-PCR test result should it be required by the local government of his or her destination.

The budget airline said that Cauayan City of Isabela province, Cotabato, Dumaguete, Negros Occidental province (except Bacolod City), and Virac were among its destinations that require vaccination cards.

It added that Dumaguete requires fully-vaccinated travelers to present their vaccination cards, along with negative antigen tests taken within 48 hours prior to entry. Apart from this, an approved S-paSS from the LGU of final destination will also need to be presented.

S-paSS, a mobile application called Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage and launched in March 26 this year, is an online system primarily intended to efficiently manage travels of local tourists, Filipino local workers, returning overseas Filipino workers, and others who need to go on business from one province to another.

Virac requires fully-vaccinated individuals to upload their Covid-19 vaccination card on their S-paSS account three days before their scheduled trip to secure Approved Travel Coordination Permit.

The approved permit and vaccination card will be presented upon check-in.

CEB management strongly urges passengers to always check with the LGU of their destination for updates.

In another development, CEB on Wednesday has transported another one million Sinovac vaccines from Beijing via flight 5J671, hitting its 10-million mark on the number of doses flown from China to the Philippines since April 2021.

All transported vaccines were subject to the most stringent standards and kept in temperature-specific refrigerated containers to maintain product integrity. Most of the vaccine doses delivered in the country were transported to the PharmaServ Express cold storage facility in Marikina City.

“We are happy to keep contributing to the safe and timely delivery of vaccines to the country,” said Alex Reyes, Chief Strategy Officer at Cebu Pacific, adding, “We remain committed to playing our role to fly Covid-19 vaccines in collaboration with the national and local government units.”

On July 8, CEB achieved and exceeded the landmark number of 2.5 million doses transported domestically to 20 provinces. The airline expects to fly more shipments this month.

On Thursday, 250,000 US-made Moderna Covid-19 vaccines will arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on board Singapore Airlines.