The Land Transportation Office (LTO) will resume its operations in areas under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) starting Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
Assistant Secretary, Edgar Galvante, issued a memo dated May 9, 2020, ordering offices in areas classified as low to medium risk for COVID-19 to resume operations. Of course, new health and sanitary protocols will be enforced by the agency when transacting.
These new protocols require everyone to wear a face mask, and maintain physical distancing at the office. Persons under 21 years old, 60 years old and above (senior citizens), and pregnant women will not be allowed to transact with the office, pursuant to Executive Order No. 112, series of 2020. Only those aged 21 and older, but younger than 60 may conduct transactions with the LTO.
Any locality outside of the following areas are considered low to medium risk and therefore under GCQ: Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Albay, Catanduanes, and both Oriental and Occidental Mindoro. Other high-risk areas are Benguet, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Zambales, Antique, Iloilo, Aklan, Capiz, Cebu, Cebu City, Davao del Norte, and Davao City.