DOTr bars unvaccinated from public transport in Metro Manila

The Department of Transportation says the 'no vaccination, no ride' policy is not unconstitutional

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1/16/2022 7:01:00 PM

NO VAXX, NO RIDE! ❌ Despite backlash, today marks the first day of implementation for the 'no vaccination, no ride' policy in Metro Manila. Proof of vaccination and a government-issued ID is needed to ride public transport. READ:

The Department of Transportation says the 'no vaccination, no ride' policy is not unconstitutional

restricting their movements.In Department Order (DO) No. 2022-001 issued Tuesday, January 11, but was only released to the media on Wednesday, January 12, the DOTr said that the ban covers all modes of public transportation – land, rail, sea, and air – to and from Metro Manila.

The “no vaccination, no ride” policy is supposed to be effective immediately after publication. However, in a briefing on Wednesday, DOTr Undersecretary Artemio Tuazon Jr. said Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade ordered its full implementation on Monday, January 17, instead, but encouraged drivers and operators to start implementing it already.

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The Department of Transportation has officially barred unvaccinated people from public transportation in Metro Manila, following President Rodrigo Duterte’s pronouncements on restricting their movements . In Department Order (DO) No. 2022-001 issued Tuesday, January 11, but was only released to the media on Wednesday, January 12, the DOTr said that the ban covers all modes of public transportation – land, rail, sea, and air – to and from Metro Manila. The “no vaccination, no ride” policy is supposed to be effective immediately after publication. However, in a briefing on Wednesday, DOTr Undersecretary Artemio Tuazon Jr. said Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade ordered its full implementation on Monday, January 17, instead, but encouraged drivers and operators to start implementing it already. Only fully vaccinated people are allowed to use public transportation or be issued tickets by operators. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after getting a shot for a one-dose vaccine or a second dose for a two-dose vaccine. Fully vaccinated individuals need to show proof of their vaccination, along with a government-issued ID with a photo and their address. Is it unconstitutional? For the DOTr, it is not. Tuazon said that the department order is not limiting commuters’ right to travel. “We are not limiting the right to travel of commuters. We are limiting the use of public transport. They can still travel using their own vehicles, but not public transport,” Tuazon said in a mix of English and Filipino. Must Read Unvaccinated people in Metro Manila now prohibited from going outside Those who have medical conditions that prevent full COVID-19 vaccination and people who need to get essential goods and services are exempted from the ban. In both cases, certification is needed to justify the travel. A medical certificate will be required for those who have medical conditions. The DOTr later clarified that antigen testing is not required and only medical certificates are needed. Tuazon also said that those going to vaccination sites are also exempted from the ban. Meanwhile, an unvaccinated person who needs to buy essential goods will need a barangay health pass or “other appropriate proof.” Tuazon on Wednesday also noted that the burden of implementing the DO lies on transport operators and drivers. Transport operators who violate the DO will face violations on their concession or service agreements or their authority or permit to operate. According to the DOTr, it asked the help of the police, aside from the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic, in ensuring that only fully vaccinated passengers are allowed inside public transportation. Tuazon added that traffic enforcers will be on shifts to check compliance around the clock. Before 2021 ended, Malacañang announced that Metro Manila would be placed under