The influx of port passengers continues the day after “Undas”


MANILA – Ports across the country remain on heightened alert as they continue to welcome thousands of passengers one day after “Undas” or All Saints’ Day.

In a situation report released on Tuesday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said a total of 12,931 outgoing passengers and 10,063 inbound passengers had been monitored at all ports nationwide by noon.

Earlier at 6 a.m., there were 3,309 outgoing passengers and 2,832 inbound passengers at all ports nationwide, compared with 5,607 outbound passengers and 4,151 inbound passengers monitored at the same time on Monday.

He said 308 ships and 348 motorbancas have also been inspected so far by the 15 PCG districts which have deployed frontline personnel.

All PCG districts, stations and substations, he said, have been on heightened alert since October 29 and November 4, to help manage the influx of port passengers during the holiday period.

“Fully vaccinated local tourists are also expected to flock to tourist destinations which are now slowly reopening, following the drop in reported cases of Covid-19 infection in the country,” the PCG said.

He reminded those planning to travel or already traveling to check their destination’s existing Local Government Unit (LGU) orders, as many have different documentation and testing requirements.

“In addition to securing their QR code or S-PASS, they also need to prepare their vaccination cards, antigen test or RT-PCR test,” the PCG said.

For those who have questions or need assistance with sea travel protocols or regulations, the PCG can be reached through its official Facebook page or through its PCG Public Affairs office on 0927 560 7729. (ANP)


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