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PPA ports operating under IATF protocols

THE Lucena Port is now implementing the aforementioned protocols and guidelines, to ensure the proper contact tracing

The Department of Transportation (DoTr) has released is a list of ports administered by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) that are authorized to operate, as well as accept locally stranded individuals (LSI), returning overseas Filipinos (ROF) and overseas Filipino workers (OFW) as of 05 September 2020.

At present, on top of the moratorium imposed on LSI, ROF and OFW in the base port of Masbate, prior coordination and acceptance from their respective LGUs have been enforced, before they will be allowed to pass through the ports in the province.

Likewise, the Lucena Port is now implementing the aforementioned protocols and guidelines, to ensure the proper contact tracing. At present, there are no reported changes in the protocols being enforced in Visayas and Mindanao.

Meanwhile, the ports of Capinin in Bataan, South Harbor in Manila and the Subic Bay Freeport Zone serve as international crew change hubs in the country.

The DoTr said the list is subject to change, depending on the policies released by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and concerned Local Government Units (LGUs), as well as the availability of vessel services calling at the ports.

As various health and safety protocols are strictly being enforced in the ports, LSI, ROF and OFW are reminded to ensure that all necessary travel documents are accomplished to avoid inconveniences.

Credit belongs to : www.tribune.net.ph

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