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2022 BAGUIO TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS for TOURISTS & VISITORS

BAGUIO TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS VACCINATED and UNVACCINATED TOURISTS

Are tourists allowed in Baguio City this 2022? What are the requirements to visit Baguio? Do you need a travel pass and swab test to enter Baguio? We will answer these questions on this blog post!


LATEST UPDATE as of March 1, 2022: In the latest IATF advisory, Baguio City is under Alert Level 1 from March 1 until March 15, 2022. Meanwhile, the whole province of Benguet is under Alert Level 2 from March 1 to 15, 2022. See latest Baguio Travel Requirements as of March 9, 2022 below.

Traveling to Baguio City anytime soon this "New Normal" 2022? 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 January 2022. This article also covers travel requirements for fully-vaccinated & non-vaccinated tourists and visitors.


Baguio City is definitely one of the best travel destinations north of Metro Manila! There's no better place to a vacation than the "Summer Capital of the Philippines!" But, 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. Are you allowed to enter Baguio? Is leisure travel to Baguio City allowed? We will answer these on this post!

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.

Updated Baguio Travel Requirements as of March 9, 2022


Under Alert Level 1, Baguio City now allows convenient and safe travel for more visitors. See the poster below for details and read below for additional notes:
  • Tourists from areas under Alert Level 4 and 5 are not allowed, if from Alert Level 3, negative test results will be an additional requirement aside from full vaccination. Click here to know where to get Affordable RT-PCR or Antigen Test from DOH-Accredited clinics.
  • All non-residents, including essential travelers and passing through, shall now register in visita.baguio.gov.ph.
  • If traveler (whether leisure or essential) is booked in an accommodation establishment, coordinate with the property/hotel for approval of travel, and issuance of QTP.
  • Returning residents, students, employees, workers are not anymore required to register as long as with valid Baguio ID.
  • For queries and assistance, send a direct message to Baguio Tourism Facebook page or call the following numbers:
    • 074 446 2009 (7am - 11pm)
    • 0956 572 9097 (7am - 3pm)
    • 0956 572 9093 (3pm -11pm)
    • 0956 572 9094 (11pm - 7am)

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Updated Baguio Travel Requirements as of February 21, 2022


See the poster for details and read below for additional notes:

Baguio Tourist Requirements for Travel


Negative test results will be an additional requirement if coming from Alert Level 3 areas; antigen test is available at the central triage upon arrival if needed or required.

Some private establishments have stricter requirements; verify with booked establishments/hotels.

APORs and essential/business/medical travelers are now required to register in Baguio VISITA if booked in an accommodation establishment, call CDRRMO for assistance (numbers below).

If traveler (whether leisure or essential) is booked in an accommodation establishment, coordinate with the property/hotel for approval of travel, and issuance of QTP.

Returning residents, students, employees, workers, or passing through travelers must still register in hdf.baguio.gov.ph.

For APORs/essential travel assistance, call CDRRMO at (074) 442 1900, (074) 442 1901, 0927 628 0498 or 0999 678 4335.

For leisure travel and VISITA inquiries and assistance, send a direct message on this page or call the following: 074 446 2009 (7am - 11pm), 0956 572 9097 (7am - 3pm), 0956 572 9093 (3pm -11pm), 0956 572 9094 (11pm - 7am).

Updated Baguio Travel Requirements as of January 18, 2022


  • New LIMITS & REQUIREMENTS for LEISURE TRAVELS are extended as long as Baguio is under Alert Level 3, as per EO 05, s. 2022.
  • Limits on the number of allowed leisure travel will be fluid and depend on active COVID-19 cases and health care capacity. But all approved travels with issued QTPs will be honored and allowed on the entry date declared.
  • Please check and read poster photo below for the requirements.

  • 2022 BAGUIO TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS for TOURISTS & VISITORS January 2022

Additional notes:

  • Negative test results will be an additional requirement if coming from Alert Level 3 areas; as an alternative, antigen test is available at the central triage upon arrival.
  • Red-shaded dates on Baguio VISITA have already reached the entry limit and therefore registration cannot proceed. Choose instead available dates, or book in hotels with standalone triage and with available rooms.
  • Baguio VISITA is for leisure travel only. APORs, essential/business travels, medical/professional appointments, students, workers/employees, returning residents, or passing through must register in hdf.baguio.gov.ph, just show documentary proof of your reason.
  • For HDF assistance, call CDRRMO at (074) 442 1900, (074) 442 1901, 0927 628 0498 or 0999 678 4335.
  • For tourism and VISITA inquiries and assistance, send a direct message to Baguio Tourist Facebook page or call 074 446 2009 (7am - 11pm), 0956 572 9097 (7am - 3pm), 0956 572 9093 (3pm -11pm) or 0956 572 9094 (11pm - 7am).

Baguio Travel Requirements as of January 6, 2022


According to Baguio City EO 01, s. 2022, "An order implementing heightened restrictions to the current Alert Level 2 Guidelines in Baguio City from January 6 to 18, 2022", here are the new Baguio Travel Requirements.

A. Acceptance of leisure and non-essential travels through visita.baguio.gov.ph shall be limited to a maximum of 4,000 per day and accommodation establishments shall limit guest capacity to 70% occupancy. Travel applications that were approved prior to January 6, 2022 shall still be honored, however, testing requirement stated in letter B of this order shall apply;

B. FULLY VACCINATED leisure and non-essential travelers arriving from areas under Alert Level 3 must comply with testing requirements as follows:

  1. Presentation of negative results of RT-PCR tests conducted within 72 hrs prior to arrival, or Rapid Antigen test conducted within 24 hrs prior to arrival; or
  2. The traveler may undergo Rapid Antigen testing upon arrival at duly authorized Triage Units operation under the supervision of the City Health Services Office;
  3. Regardless of vaccination status, travel companions aged 12 to 17 years old must present negative results of RT-PCR test conducted 72 hrs prior to arrival, or Rapid Antigen test conducted within 24 hrs prior to arrival, or may undergo testing procedures;

C. As stated in Executive Order No. 139, 2021, unvaccinated or partially vaccinated adult travelers for leisure or non-essential purposes shall not be allowed;

D. Essential travels for APORs shall continue to be permitted, upon presentation of complete documents as proof of authorized travel purposes. Register at hdf.baguio.gov.ph and see required documents in the pinned post.

E. Accommodation establishments: 70% maximum capacity only.

F. General curfew from 12:00 AM to 4:00 AM the following morning except those working in frontline services and permitted industries/businesses.

G. Temporary liquor ban on the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages and liquor products from 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

H. Public and private establishments, institutions and offices may implement Alternative Work Arrangements and/or Work from Home Arrangements, as far as practicable, for the following personnel: immunocompromised individuals, pregnant, unvaccinated but eligible employees.



Baguio Travel Advisory & Baguio VISITA Update as of January 2, 2022


"In view of the threat of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, and the expected surge in cases, we are temporarily not allowing new requests for leisure travel on Baguio VISITA. See the photo poster for details and keep posted for updates and further announcements."
- Baguio City Tourism Office Facebbok Page

Baguio Travel Requirements VISITA Advisory 2022


As of January 2, 2022, leisure travel request are currently suspended until further notice.

However, all pre-approved travels with issued QTP, will still be honored and allowed entry on declared travel date but subject to mandatory triage. Such allowed entry may change in the future but with prior announcement, so keep posted.

Meanwhile, all pending travel requests are considered rejected / no longer allowed entry.

APORs and essential/official travels shall register on hdf.baguio.gov.ph subject to documentary requirements and triange health screening.


Baguio Travel Requirements as of December 2021


In a Facebook post by Baguio Tourism, they annouced that fully-vaccinated tourists are now allowed to visit Baguio City! You just need to follow these 3 requirements.

1. VISITA REGISTRATION

  • Create an account on visita.baguio.gov.ph, with your valid ID.
  • On your account, schedule a visit at least a day before your travel.
  • Only 2,000 individual registrations will be allowed for now, following an ETA reservation system.
  • Travel requests are approved after verification of booking by accommodation establishment, contact your AE for updates.
  • Travel only once (QR-coded Tourist Pass) QTP is issued; registration upon arrival is not allowed, strictly no QTP no entry!

2. FULL VACCINATION

  • Only fully vaccinated adults are allowed, minors may present a negative test result if not vaccinated. Children 11 years old and below are exempted.
  • For adults, upload and bring your vaccination card/certificate, full vaccination will mean 2 weeks after 2nd/last dose.
  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated adults are not allowed.
  • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated minors aged 12 to 17 must present negative results of Antigen or RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours prior to arrival or during health screening at the City Triage. Click here to know where to get Affordable RT-PCR or Antigen Test from DOH-Accredited clinics.

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3. TRIAGE UPON ARRIVAL

  • After the checkpoint, tourists must proceed to the triage for health screening and verification of QTP and documents.
  • Symptomatic visitors, regardless of vaccination status or test result, will be immediately tested and isolated, and referred to health officials for further action and advice prior to visitor’s return to point of origin.

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OTHER IMPORTANT REMINDERS

  • Those from ECQ, MECQ, Alert Levels 4 and 5 areas, are not allowed.
  • Travel only when your schedule is approved. No QTP, no entry.
  • Always follow minimum health & safety protocols, wear mask and observe distancing at all times.
  • For yellow and purple QTP holders, proceed to Central Triage after checkpoint.
  • Observe existing city laws: no littering, no smoking, vehicle number coding within CBD, and others.
  • Stay only in accommodation establishments listed in Baguio VISITA, and enter business establishments with Safety Seal issued by the city government. Click here to see the list of Best Hotels and Resorts in Baguio City!
  • Business establishments observe strict protocols with limited capacity and therefore guests may be refused entry.
  • For APORs, returning residents, workers or students, register on hdf.baguio.gov.ph.

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.

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Baguio Travel Requirements starting October 1, 2021


As posted on Baguio Tourism's Facebook Page:

Since Baguio City is under GCQ with heightened restrictions, non-essential and leisure travel to the city remains to be suspended until October 31, 2021.

Baguio Travel Requirements October 2021 for Tourists and Visitors

Baguio Travel Requirements October 2021 for Tourists and Visitors


Baguio Travel Requirements starting September 15, 2021


As posted on Public Information Office - City of Baguio's Facebook Page:

Mayor Benjamin Magalong has ordered continued implementation of the following additional GCQ restrictions until 26 September 2021, as follows:

  1. Non-essential travels, regardless of quarantine/risk level classification in the place of origin, are not allowed;

  2. Home restrictions apply to all persons 17 and below;

  3. Total liquor ban;

  4. Capacity in dine-in establishments stays at 30%;

  5. Capacity for indoor gyms and sports venues, personal care establishments, venues for recreation, leisure, entertainment, and indoor tourist attractions shall be reduced to 30%.

Source: Public Information Office - City of Baguio


Baguio Travel Requirements starting August 16, 2021


As posted on Baguio Tourism's Facebook Page:

As per City Advisory No. 08-2021, non-essential or leisure travels are now allowed starting Aug. 16, 2021 but only for the following:

  • from GCQ and MGCQ areas.
  • fully vaccinated travelers with valid vaccination documents.
  • if not fully vaccinated, must have negative RTPCR test results, conducted within 72 hours prior to entry.
  • registered in visita.baguio.gov.ph, with QTP, prior to travel.

Notes:
  • all travelers entering Baguio must undergo triage upon entry
  • only APORs and essential travels are allowed from areas under ECQ, MECQ and GCQ with Heightened Restrictions. They must register in hdf.baguio.gov.ph.
  • observe minimum public health standards, safety protocols and local ordinances when in Baguio.

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

Baguio Travel Advisory as of August 1, 2021


As posted on Baguio Tourism's Facebook Page:

As part of our contingency measures against the threat of the COVID-19 Delta variant in the country, please be informed that non-essential and leisure travels to Baguio City from any point of origin, are suspended and will not be allowed starting July 31, 2021, for seven (7) days, but may be extended, changed or revoked.

All pre-issued QTPs for tourists scheduled on said dates are considered canceled.

For APORs and essential travels, register in hdf.baguio.gov.ph; test requirements (or full vaccination) and mandated triage still apply.

Baguio Travel Requirements August 2021


Baguio Travel Advisory as of July 5, 2021


As posted on Baguio Tourism's Facebook Page:

Baguio City now accepts FULLY VACCINATED* TOURISTS with VALID CARD OR CERTIFICATE, as an alternate to a Negative COVID-19 Test Result! But please still observe the following requirements and protocols:
  • Pre-register at visita.baguio.gov.ph
  • No QTP, no entry!
  • Triage is mandatory upon arrival
  • Allowed for all ages but only those from GCQ and MGCQ areas
  • Strictly observe health protocols while in the city
*Note that full vaccination is only after 2 weeks from last dose.

See poster below for more details. Click to enlarge.
Baguio Travel Requirements July 2021

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


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