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March 2022 Under Alert Level 1: What’s Allowed and What Isn’t?

For starters, vaccination certificates are no longer required when entering shopping malls

Until March 31, 2022, the National Capital Region (NCR) and 47 other areas in the Philippines will be placed under Alert Level 1. The new alert level scheme, made official by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on March 15, continues the lift on a number of restrictions that make this the most lenient of guidelines. In the process, it establishes changes in the allowed movement for individuals and changes in logistics for various establishments.

The movement of persons, regardless of age, is now allowed. In addition, private establishments may now operate at full capacity; public transportation can now accommodate full seating capacity, too.

 Alert Level 1 Guidelines
Photo: ABS-CBN News

With that said, the IATF reminds that minimum health protocols should be followed at all times: Restrictions are still in place for crowds, enclosed spaces and close contact scenarios. Most importantly, a well-fitted mask remains a constant, as reported by the Philippine News Agency, whether “outdoors or indoors in private or public establishments, including in public transportation by land, air or sea, except when eating and drinking; participating in team and individual sports in venues where ventilation standards can be maintained; and practicing outdoor sports/exercise activities where physical distance can be maintained.”

Apart from Metro Manila, Alert Level 1 regulations apply in the following locations:


Cordillera Administrative Region

·   Abra

·   Apayao

·   Baguio City

·   Kalinga

Region 1

·   Dagupan City

·   Ilocos Norte

·   Ilocos Sur

·   La Union

·   Pangasinan

Region II

·   Batanes

·   Cagayan

·   City of Santiago

·   Isabela

·   Quirino

Region III

·   Angeles City

·   Aurora

·   Bataan

·   Bulacan

·   Nueva Ecija

·   Olongapo City

·   Pampanga

·   Tarlac

·   Zambales

Region IV-A

·   Batangas

·   Cavite

·   Laguna

·   Lucena City

Region IV-B

·   Marinduque

·   Puerto Princesa City

·   Romblon

·   Region V

·   Naga City

·   Catanduanes


Region VI

·   Aklan

·   Bacolod City

·   Capiz

·   Guimaras

·   Iloilo City

Region VII

·   Cebu City

·   Siquijor

Region VIII

·   Biliran

·   Ormoc City

·   Tacloban City


Region IX

·   Zamboanga City

Region X

·   Cagayan de Oro City

·   Camiguin

Region XI

·   Davao City


·   Butuan City

Also until March 31, areas not mentioned above fall under Alert Level 2. Restrictions may be easing up, but it’s no time to let your guard down. Whenever possible, abide by extra safety measures when heading out, get tested when COVID-19 symptoms arise, and make sure you turn only to credible sources for health-related information.

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