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New BAGUIO TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS and Updated ENTRY PROTOCOLS: What you Need to Travel this New Normal 2021?

Latest and New Baguio Travel Requirements for Tourists New Normal 2021 Updated

LATEST UPDATE: Leisure travel to Baguio City is currently not allowed until further notice. See details below.

Traveling to Baguio City this new normal 2021? Here's the list of Updated and New Baguio Travel Requirements and Entry Protocols you need to know before traveling to Baguio City as of April 12, 2021.


Baguio City is open to tourists! And since it's already summer, there's no better place to spend it but in the "Summer Capital of the Philippines!" The first thing you need to know when planning a trip to Baguio City is the list of travel requirements you need to get for you to enter Baguio. Please keep in mind that travel requirements and entry protocols depend on the type of traveler you are - tourist, APOR, Government or Private employees, Returning residents, etc. So, before traveling to Baguio, be sure to know the purpose of your travel and the list of requirements that you may need to enter Baguio City.

For tourists, before you go, be sure to have the following:

  • Baguio VISITA Account - register at www.visita.baguio.gov.ph
  • Confirmed Hotel Booking - book your accommodation at DOT-accredited hotels with a Certificate of Authority to Operate.
  • QR Code Tourist Pass - you will get this after you register at visita.baguio.gov.ph.
  • Confirmed Itinerary - this is needed if you will go on an organized tour with a DOT-accredited travel agency with a Certificate of Authority to Operate.
  • Please see additional requirements below.

Baguio Travel Advisory as of April 12, 2021


As posted on Baguio Tourism's Facebook Page:
As per EO 51, S,2021, prescribing guidelines for the City of Baguio while it is under GCQ, leisure travel to Baguio is NOT allowed until further notice.

Only local tourism or staycation for residents, and essential/business or work-related travels are allowed.

We advise that those with pre-approved travels and with issued QTPs re-book or cancel their travel for now. We apologize for the inconvenience, as we hurdle through these challenging times in ensuring the health and safety of everyone.


Baguio Travel Advisory as of March 22, 2021


In compliance with the IATF Resolution No.104, leisure travel to Baguio is not allowed if coming from NCR, Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite and Rizal, effective March 22 to April 4, 2021.

If already with approved travel and QTP, it is advised that you consider rescheduling. You may edit your current approved travel in your VISITA account. APORs and essential travelers from above areas may register at hdf.baguio.gov.ph.

Tourists from other areas/provinces, with approved travels and QTP can go ahead with their travel, or if none yet, can still register at visita.baguio.gov.ph



Travel Requirements and Entry Protocols to Enter Baguio City as of March 19, 2021


Below is the latest entry protocols and travel requirements for travelers to Baguio City, effective March 19, 2021. This was posted on Baguio City PIO's Facebook Page.

TESTING REQUIREMENT REIMPLEMENTED

  • The following are required to present negative RT-PCR, Antigen test or Saliva test result conducted within 72 hours prior to entry to Baguio or have themselves tested at the Central Triage – Baguio Convention Center (Antigen test: P350 for Baguio residents; P500 for non-residents and tourist; NOTE: We don't have Saliva test at the Central Triage)
    • Non-resident Private Sector Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APORs) on Official Travel;
    • Non-Resident Travelers on personal, leisure, or non-work related travel purposes;
    • Tourists; and
    • Returning Baguio Residents

Other travelers required to be tested or would need negative RT-PCR, Antigen test or Saliva test result, done within 30 days are:
  • Private sector APORs who currently reside, or work, in Baguio City, and travelling daily or weekly through city borders on a home-to-work and vice-versa route;
  • Baguio Resident Non APORs returning to the city from personal, leisure, or non work-related travels in other localities.

The following are EXEMPTED from testing:
  • Government Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APOR) on official travel;
  • Passing through;
  • Drop and Go (drivers only);
  • Emergency and Non-Emergency Medical Cases; and
  • Cargo, Utilities, and those on humanitarian causes.

UPDATED REVISED GUIDELINES for BAGUIO TOURISTS

Effective March 19, 2021, subject to revisions when necessary.

Follow 3 requirements:

  • Create an account (or use your existing account) and schedule a visit at https://visita.baguio.gov.ph. Secure QTP after registration.
  • Have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR or Antigen test within 72hours prior to arrival. Or as an option, have a test at the triage upon arrival.
  • Undergo triage upon arrival.

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Register and have your QTP at least 24 hours before travel. No QTP = No Entry!
  • Limit of tourists is up to 3,000 per day through a reservation system. If time slot or date is already blocked, limit is already reached.
  • If to be found symptomatic or will have a positive Ag test result at the triage, you may be refused entry or referred to nearest heath facility.
  • Strictly observe city health and safety standards and protocols and follow local ordinances.


Travel Requirements and Entry Protocols to Enter Baguio City as of March 2, 2021


In a Facebook post by Baguio City Public Information Office last March 2, 2021, they shared the new and updated entry protocols and travel requirements to enter Baguio City.

Pursuant to IATF-EID Resolution 101-2021, Mayor Benjamin Magalong issued Executive Order No. 29 series of 2021 updating travel protocols for those entering the city.

Highlights:

  • Testing and travel authority (COVID Shield) are NO longer required;
  • Requirement to undergo triage remains. Travelers who are symptomatic at triage shall undergo RT-PCR testing and will be quarantined pending results;
    • Triage 1 are located at the checkpoints
    • Triage 2 is at the Central Triage Unit at the Baguio Convention Center.
    • NOTE: Workers and persons found to exhibit respiratory illness at the Triage 1 Checkpoint will be referred to Triage 2 (Baguio Convention Center) to undergo X-ray procedure and pay P180 pesos.
  • Mandatory quarantine is NOT required except for symptomatic travelers;
  • Registration to the city's registration portals is still required (visita.baguio.gov.ph for tourism and personal/leisure travels and www.hdf.baguio.gov.ph for returning Baguio residents and other traveler classifications;
  • Strict compliance to minimum public health standards is required;
  • IMPORTANT!!! THESE GUIDELINES ONLY COVER ENTRY TO BAGUIO CITY. OTHER LGUS HAVE THEIR OWN PROTOCOLS. OUTBOUND TRAVELERS MUST TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO KNOW AND COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THEIR PLACES OF DESTINATION BEFORE PROCEEDING.

Traveler Classifications and Specific Requirements:


Tourists


  • Registration at www.visita.baguio.gov.ph is required.
  • This covers Non-residents going to the city for personal/leisure or non-work related purposes
  • Requirements: Valid government-issued ID; register at www.visita.baguio.gov.ph and proceed to Triage 2.


Non-Resident APORs on Official Travel


  1. Government Sector – Travel order from work/office; Employment ID; Registration at www.hdf.baguio.gov.ph; Triage 2.
  2. Private Sector – Travel order from work/office; Valid gov’t issued ID; Proof of employment or business/employment ID or work-related documents; Registration at www.hdf.baguio.gov.ph; Triage 2.
  3. Note: If health workers, proceed to Triage 1.


Government and Private APORs


  • This covers Government and Private APORs who currently reside or work in Baguio and traveling daily or weekly through city borders on home-to-work and vice versa route.
  • Requirements: Valid Government-issued ID. If no valid Gov’t ID present Certificate issued by the Barangay or residence as proof of employment and current address; Employment ID; Registration at www.hdf.baguio.gov.ph; Triage 1.


Non-APOR residents returning to Baguio


  • This covers Non-APOR residents returning to Baguio from personal, leisure, or non-work-related travels in other localities.
  • Requirements: Valid Gov’t ID or Barangay Certificate of Residence; Registration at www.hdf.baguio.gov.ph; Triage 1.


Non-APOR residents returning to Baguio


  • This covers Non-APOR residents returning to Baguio from personal, leisure, or non-work-related travels in other localities.
  • Requirements: Valid Gov’t ID or Barangay Certificate of Residence; Registration at www.hdf.baguio.gov.ph; Triage 1.


Returning Baguio Resident


  • Requirements: Valid Gov't ID or Barangay Certificate as proof of residence; Registration at www.hdf.baguio.gov.ph; Triage 2.


Returning OFWs and Returning Overseas Filipinos


  • Requirements: Valid Gov’t ID; Valid Passport, travel documents or ACR I-Card; Medical Clearance issued by Bureau of Quarantine at the airport, OWWA/POEA documents or Seaman’s Book, Proof of residence in Baguio; test conducted upon arrival in the Philippines; Registration at hdf.baguio.gov.ph.


Medical Purpose


  1. Non-emergency – Valid Gov’t ID; proof of confirmed medical appointment; Registration at hdf.baguio.gov.ph.
  2. Medical Emergency – no requirements, go directly to the medical facility.


Others:


  • Drop and Go travelers - Valid Gov't ID and registration at hdf.baguio.gov.ph; Triage 1.
  • Passing through - Valid Gov't ID and registration at hdf.baguio.gov.ph; Triage 1.
  • Cargo and logistics services for essential and non-essential goods, and utilities for water, electricity, IT, telecommunications, fuel products, and waste management shall be afforded unhampered passage, but may be subject to random inspections by the members of the Philippine National Police.
  • Government agencies and instrumentalities providing emergency services or humanitarian aid during times of typhoon or calamity shall be afforded unhampered passage.
  • Travellers who have COVID-19 symptoms at triage shall undergo RT-PCR testing, and will be quarantined until the RT-PCR test results are released.


For the summary of the updated travel requirements or entry protocols to Baguio City, please see photos below. Click to enlarge.

Baguio updated travel requirements or entry protocols to Baguio City
Baguio updated travel requirements or entry protocols to Baguio City
Baguio updated travel requirements or entry protocols to Baguio City

Travel requirements and entry protocols may change without prior notice. Always make sure to check the updated travel requirements from Baguio City Government's website and prepare the needed travel documents before you travel.


For more information, please visit, www.hdf.baguio.gov.ph or Public Information Office - City of Baguio on Facebook.

DOT-accredited hotels in Baguio with a Certificate of Authority to Operate


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