MCIA implements use of Traze contact tracing app

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GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) joins the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) in the implementation and usage of the contact tracing app, Traze, at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA). The pilot testing for Traze began on October 28, 2020, at the MCIA, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Clark International Airport, Davao International Airport.

The use of the Traze app follows the direction of DOTr Secretary Arthur P. Tugade to strengthen the government’s efforts against COVID-19 through intensive contact tracing especially in public transportation hubs.

“We fully support this great initiative by the government that ensures the safety of the passengers and the entire airport community through automated contact tracing. This also enhances the efficiency of contact tracing at the airport as it reduces the previous manual process,” said Andrew Harrison, GMCAC Chief Executive Advisor.

By downloading and registering for an account on the Traze App, passengers scan the QR codes located at designated points in the terminals before being allowed to enter the airport. Passengers without smartphones to download the app can approach the Malasakit Helpdesks located at Terminal 1 Departure Grand Lobby and Terminal 2 Arrivals.

“We welcome this unified contact tracing system to further reassure our passengers that we are doing everything possible to help contain COVID-19. By using a QR code, Traze speeds up to an instant the tedious, time-consuming and inaccurate manual contact tracing process among all departing and arriving passengers,” said Atty. Steve Dicdican, MCIAA General Manager and CEO.

Starting November 28, 2020, all passengers will be required to download and register on the Traze app in order to be permitted entry into the terminal.

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