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Traveling in the New Normal

Manila, Philippines – The relaxed quarantine restrictions have given us more room to navigate through the new normal. Travel bans are slowly being lifted, but there is still a great need to stay careful, take precautions, and follow protocols. Here are some tips for traveling in the new normal.

Traveling in the New Normal
Traveling in the New Normal

Travel by land

Ready for a road trip? Here are some things you’ll need to know:

1. Consider the size of your car

The IATF ruling on passengers states that a privately-owned car can seat one passenger in the front and two passengers per row of front-facing seats. This means that if you and your barkada want to travel together, you may need a car with a bigger capacity.

2. Always wear your face mask and face shield

Yes, that means while riding the vehicle too! If you are carrying other passengers in the car, you still need to wear your face mask. However, if this is a solo trip, wearing a face mask is only mandatory when you open your windows. Plenty of establishments require you to wear a face shield, too, since this is considered to be part of basic protocols.

3. Find out destination protocols

Some cities and barangays may have requirements for visitors. Make sure you know what to bring. Check for swab test or quarantine requirements that they may ask for.

4. Have a well-planned itinerary

Some locations may have strict operating hours or curfew. It is best to plan your trips so that you can maximize your vacations!

5. Use your CEB GetGo Debit Card for expenses

Whether you’re buying some road trip snacks, gas, or paying for your restaurant bills, use your CEB GetGo Debit Card for cashless payments and earn points! Earn a GetGo point for every Php 100 spend and redeem for a flight to your dream destination. #FlyForFreeFaster

Travel by plane

As airports slowly open, we can now experience safe traveling in the new normal. This is coupled with guidelines and procedures to ensure safety for all passengers and employees involved.

Traveling safely and wisely with UnionBank CEB GetGo Debit Card
Traveling safely and wisely with UnionBank CEB GetGo Debit Card

1. Check which airports are open

Visit your airline’s website to see where you can fly.

2. Find exclusive deals via the GetGo Mobile App

Have you been using your CEB GetGo Debit Card? You may have accumulated GetGo points that you can use to score travel deals from flights.

Choose from our various selections of merchants for hotels, retail, food, wellness, etc. Earn more points and #FlyForFreeFaster! Check your account and visit GoPlaces.

3. Earn GetGo Points through Cebu Pacific flights

Earn 1 GetGo point for every Php 10 spend when you use your CEB GetGo Debit Card on your Cebu Pacific flights. Book your flights wisely!

4. Fill up the necessary travel documents

Each city has different document requirements to ensure safety. Visit and find out what you’ll need to prepare when you go to the destination of your choice.

5. Be prepared to take a swab test

Depending on the barangay and city you are coming to, and from, you may need to take a swab test. Each location is different, so it is important to research these beforehand.

6. Check for quarantine requirements

Certain destinations may require a quarantine period. To schedule your trip, find out if you need to set aside some days for quarantine and make sure to book your hotel accommodation in advance if needed.

7. Read departure protocols

Wearing a face mask and a face shield is necessary from your departure from the airport until you arrive at your destination. You need to brush up on other safety measures, such as checking in early and the various contactless procedures before and after you fly.

Travel restrictions have eased but being a responsible traveler is a must. Take note of these safety precautions so that you can wander wisely.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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