Do You Need a Travel Pass to Enter or Exit Quezon City?

Here's a rundown of the LGU's guidelines during MECQ.

Residents, employees, and business owners from Quezon City, take note: The local government unit has just released their complete travel pass guidelines through a Facebook post on May 21. These guidelines will be observed for the duration of the modified enhanced community quarantine.

You can check out the full post below:

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For those who need to travel into, out of, or around the city for work or other purposes, here's a handy rundown of everything you need to know:

A travel pass isn't always required within QC.

Those going to work need only bring a company ID when traveling—if this is unavailable, a barangay quarantine pass will suffice. All delivery, courier, and cargo services also do not need require a travel pass to navigate the city. The same goes for those who will reopen essential businesses—you only need to present your Quezon City business permit if and when asked for proper documents. Finally, COVID-19 responders and authorized persons outside residence, or APORs, will only need their health worker or medical ID, or any government-issued pass. You can check out this list of persons authorized to be outside of residence in case you're not sure if you're qualified to leave your home.

So when is a travel pass needed and how do you get one?

A travel pass is needed when a person wishes to travel from Quezon City to a different LGU "for indispensable or emergency purposes," according to the LGU's guidelines. Any person who wants to enter the city for reasons other than those listed above must also secure a travel pass.

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If you need to apply for a travel pass, the Quezon City LGU has strongly advised that you do so via e-mail. You can contact travelpass@quezoncity.gov.ph for applications. Otherwise, you must submit your request letter to the Office of the City Administrator. Here are the necessary details you must provide:

  • Contact number
  • Destination
  • Place of origin
  • Date of travel
  • Reason for travel
  • Vehicle model and license plate details
  • Driver's name
  • Names of passengers

In addition, you must also submit a copy of a photo-bearing government-issued ID as well as a health clearance from a medical doctor. Those applying via e-mail may simply attach scanned copies to their requests.

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