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Here's Where You Can Check For An LGU's Travel Restrictions And Requirements
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  • Are you planning to go on a trip but unsure about local travel restrictions in your destination?

    You can can now find the information you need through the travel management system S-PaSS, or Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage system.

    The system facilitates business and leisure travel across local government boundaries. The traveler will need to create an account using a mobile phone number to log on at https://s-pass.ph.

    On the website, the traveler can apply for a Travel Coordination Permit (TCP) for restricted areas and a Travel Pass-Through Permit (TPP) for restricted areas they are passing through en route to the final destination.

    TCP and TPP replace the travel authority that was required under the previous domestic guidelines.

    Without logging in, you can search your destination's policy. If the policy is restricted, then see above.

    A thumbtack icon will indicate if the province has Component Cities/Municipalities with a different travel policy.
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    If unrestricted there is no need for TCP, but make sure to check the date of the last update the table provides. Since guidelines change, it is best to check on the social platforms of the LGU.

    “They have to check the documents required by the LGU they are going to, apply for the (Travel Coordination Permit), and submit it through the website,” said a statement issued by the Department of Science and Technology, which developed the S-PaSS system.

    The site already contains the contact numbers for “most LGUs… for easy coordination and verification of the status of approval of their TCP.”

    Note though that “the length of time for the approval of the TCP may vary depending on the LGU where the traveler is going to.”

    The S-PaSS was institutionalized “as a one-stop communication and coordination platform for travelers” and local governments.

    The formal launch of the S-PaSS will be on March 26, 3:30 p.m. via the DOST-Philippines Facebook page.

    The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has adopted S-PaSS as the official portal for travelers in light of a February 26 resolution. 

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