Workers, essential travel, exempted from ‘no vax, no ride’ policy

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A day after the implementation of the ‘no vaccination, no ride‘ policy, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) have clarified that workers and others taking essential travel are now exempted from the said policy.

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In a report by Inquirer.net, the DOTr said that partially vaccinated and unvaccinated people can take public transportation after presenting their ID or documents that prove that they’re taking essential travels such as going to work, going to a medical check-up, purchasing essential goods, and applying for a license or passport.

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“You need to present proof na ikaw eh talagang doon papunta, gaya ng ID na magpapatunay na ikaw ay empleyado doon, o kaya naman (that you are going there like ID to show that you are an employee, or) medical appointment, certificate/appointment from the company na may interview or exam ka (where you have an interview or exam), or health pass from the barangay that you will obtain essential goods, among others,” the DOTr said in a statement.

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The DOTr also reiterated that the ‘no vaccine, no ride’ policy is temporary and is only in effect while Metro Manila is under Alert Level 3 or higher.

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