BUDGET carrier Cebu Pacific announced on Thursday that 19 domestic destinations in its network are now open for leisure travelers and no longer require a swab test for fully vaccinated passengers.

“Destinations include Bohol, Boracay, Butuan, Camiguin, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu (Cebu City and Mandaue City), Clark, Maguindanao Province, Davao, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Legazpi, Manila, Naga, Ozamiz, San Jose, Tacloban, and Tuguegarao,” Cebu Pacific said in an e-mailed statement.

“Other requirements may include vaccination certificate, vaccination card, government-issued ID, travel permits from S-Pass, confirmed accommodations, and registration to specific contact tracing applications,” it added.

Passengers going to Butuan and Cagayan de Oro are required to upload their vaccination status via S-Pass, a travel management system developed by the Department of Science and Technology.

Fully vaccinated individuals flying to the Legazpi airport are required to report to their local government units for symptoms screening and profiling. They should download the Traze app.

Meanwhile, in Clark, travelers will need to present a valid ID and any travel document required by the local government.

“Cebu Province, Lapu-Lapu City, and Davao do not require arriving fully vaccinated guests to present any travel documents for entry,” the budget carrier noted.

Xander Lao, chief commercial officer at Cebu Pacific, said this development will jump-start the return of tourists and help the local tourism industry recover.

“We are also ready to support with a ramp-up in flight frequencies as needed,” he added. — Arjay L. Balinbin