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Locally Stranded Individuals Guidelines and Requirements

Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) are Filipino citizens or Foreign nationals in a specific locality within the Philippines who have expressed intention to return to their place of residence/ home origin

  • Workers
  • Students
  • Local or foreign tourists
  • Individuals stranded in various localities while in transit
  • Other stranded individuals

Locally Stranded Individuals Requirements

In order to return to your home, you need the following requirements

  • Medical Clearance Certification
  • Travel Authority

Who is authorized to issue a Travel Authority?

The Joint Task Force CV Shield headed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) is authorized to issue Travel Authority

  • Commander of JTF CV Shield – interregional movement
  • Commander, Regional JTF CV Shield – intraregional movement
  • Commander, Provincial JTF CV Shield – movement between component municipalities/ cities of the same province

You will also need a medical clearance certificate from the city or municipal health office.

What are the basis for securing a Medical Clearance Certification?

  • LSI is neither a contact, suspect, probable nor a confirmed COVID-19 case; and
  • LSI completed a mandatory 14-day quarantine based on the standards set by the DOH;
  • or LSI confirmed as a COVID-19 case was tested negative through RT-PCR twice;

Can an LGU deny entry of LSIs?

All receiving LGUS shall not deny the entry of LSIS with complete requirements, provided that prior coordination was made through the NTF and/or the Regional Task Forces (RTFS), and other concerned agencies as deemed necessary.

The receiving LGUS, however, may subject the LSls to its local health protocols and procedures, such as 14-day quarantine and rapid anti-body testing for COVID-19 disease, that are consistent with IATF policies.

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Is the Certificate of Acceptance required to be issued by the receiving LGU?

The Certificate of Acceptance is not required from the receiving LGU.

Source: National Task force Against Covid 19

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