‘No vax, No ride’ policy implementations begins Monday

‘No vax, No ride’ policy implementations begins Monday

A “No vaccination, No ride” signage is now on display among Edsa Carousel platforms and buses like this one at the Nepa Q-Mart Station, Quezon City, on Sunday, January 16, 2022.

This is stepping ahead of the government’s “No vaccination, no ride policy” in public transport starting Monday, 17 January 2022. Implementation of which is led by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and its attached agencies from, and within Metro Manila amid rising cases of Covid.

Aside from buses and jeepneys, the railway, road, maritime, and aviation sectors have also issued guidelines for the implementation of Department Order No. 2022–001 which prohibits unvaccinated individuals from using public transportation in the National Capital Region (NCR).

Passengers are advised to bring with them their vax cards as they might be required to present their vaccine certificates, or any Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF)-prescribed document with a valid government-issued ID with picture and address.

Exempted from the “no vaccination, no ride” policy are persons with medical conditions that prevent their full COVID-19 vaccination as shown by a duly-signed medical certificate with the name and contact details of their doctor; and persons who will buy essential goods and services supported by a barangay health pass or other proof to justify the travel.

(Ieshua-Jairen Asuncion/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/ai/mtvn)

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