Protocols, Requirements and Rules on Board the Provincial Buses from NCR during GCQ

By Lyza Paloma October 2nd, 2020 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Philippines Travel Blog, Travel Blog 2 Comments

This September 30, 12 Public Utility Bus Routes has been opened by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board – LTFRB. These routes are to and from NCR to towns in Region 3 and 4A. To know what you need to have to travel during GCQ on the Provincial Bus to and from NCR, read this article.

P2P Guide from Manila to Clark, Pampanga and Back
Annie Spratt

Currently, some Local Government Units agreed with traveling on buses subject to protocols. You will need to wear facemasks and face shields, have your temperature taken, stop at selected stopovers, and write on the contact forms. It’s also better to buy your ticket ahead as advised. Read more below.

Other articles you can read:

Provincial Bus Routes Open from September 30

Pampanga

1. San Fernando – at Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City

Provincial Buses to and from NCR What you need to have during GCQ

Batangas

2. Batangas City – Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITx)

3. Lemery – PITx

Provincial Buses to and from NCR What you need to have during GCQ 03

4. Lipa City – PITx

5. Nasugbu – PITx

Provincial Buses to and from NCR What you need to have during GCQ 02Cavite

6. Indang – PITx

7. Mendez – PITx

Provincial Buses to and from NCR What you need to have during GCQ 05

8. Tagaytay City – PITx

9. Ternate – PITx

Provincial Buses to and from NCR What you need to have during GCQ 04

Laguna

10. Calamba City – PITx

11. Siniloan – PITx

12. Sta. Cruz – PITx

Provincial Buses to and from NCR What you need to have during GCQ 06

Documents Needed to Travel with the Provincial Buses during GCQ

These will be checked before you board the bus and at the place, you will stop.

1. Travel Authority or Pass – you can get this from the PNP desks at designated terminals. It should be issued 48 hours before departure

2. Valid ID – as proof of:

  • Residency or Place of Origin
  • Age
  • Workplace or School

3. Written Consent – a consent that allows the passenger to take a COVID-19 test or be quarantined on the terminal you are from or your last destination depending on the LGU

4. Documents needed by IATF of the Local Government Unit – it’s better to contact the LGU of your town or province as it is not indicated in the LTFRB’s memorandum

Fare Rates and Bookings for PUBs

As per the Memorandum Circular, existing fare rates are observed. There are no fare increases without approval from LTFRB. Here is the matrix:

Provincial Buses to and from NCR What you need to have during GCQ 07

  • Tickets must be bought at least 48 hours before the schedule.
  • You can purchase online or at the terminal
  • No on-the-day or walk-in tickets sold unless for emergency purposes, however, you will still need to present travel documents

Rules on Board the Provincial Buses during GCQ

  • Wear face mask and face shield
  • The buses should have alcohol and sanitizers, but passengers are also recommended to have their own
  • One-meter physical distancing
  • No Eating or Drinking inside the bus
  • No talking with other passengers or through the phone
  • You can’t enter or exit the bus anytime, there are stopovers
  • Take note of the Plate number of the PUB you rode as well as the date and time, this is in case there’s someone who positive, at least you will know
P2P Guide from Manila to Clark, Pampanga and Back
Photo by Mind Blown V2 CC BY 2.0

Now you know what you need to have to be able to ride provincial buses to or from NCR. Capacities are half of the normal, so buses might be sold out early. Buy tickets online and get your documents ready at least 2 days before your trip. Good luck and Keep safe!

Line seperator

About the Writer

Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I’m aiming to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, photography, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.

 

Line seperator

Are you on Pinterest? Pin these!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

2 thoughts on “Protocols, Requirements and Rules on Board the Provincial Buses from NCR during GCQ

  1. Hi. My family and I decided to go to Cavite before new year. However, I have to bring my cat because he’s alone. Could I bring my cat? Is it allowed to bring pets in PITX?

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER:Many of the articles on Two Monkeys Travel Group are guest posts by a number of Approved Contributors and are hosted by Two Monkeys Travel Group. Approved Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. This includes all text and images that they use within their own work. All contributors are instructed to follow internationally recognised copyright and intellectual property guidelines. Two Monkeys Travel Group takes its own responsibilities very seriously, so if you feel that any part of this work is abusive in any way, please send us an email so that we can investigate - [email protected]


DISCLOSURE: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links. So when you make a purchase we sometimes make a small commission, at no extra cost to you. The cost to you remains the same, sometimes even cheaper if we have negotiated a special deal for our readers.We use all of the companies we have listed here and that’s why they are in this list, but of course we need to keep Two Monkeys Travel Group running as well as it can, which is exactly what you’re helping with if you do decide to buy or book something through an affiliate link! If you have any more questions about the companies we use or any other companies you’re looking at, just email us and we’ll be happy to help.Please see our full disclaimer page for more information.

Written by Lyza Paloma

Lyza is a native of Leyte who spent 10 years studying and working in Cebu before working for Two Monkeys Travel. She decided to stop daydreaming and started to pursue her dreams of traveling to the Philippines and the world. She has already been to 4 countries in Asia and 18 provinces in the Philippines. She’s flexible and can travel solo, with friends, or family. Besides traveling, she loves organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends.