BAGUIO CITY (October 26, 2021) -Baguio City will now be welcoming tourists so long as they are fully vaccinated.
Visitors though are still required to create an account on visita.baguio.gov.ph and with valid ID. On their account, they must specify their schedule of visit at least a day before their travel.
The city government stressed that only 2,000 individual registrations will be allowed for now, in accordance to an Expected Time of Arrival (ETA) system.
Travel requests will be approved after verification of booking by accommodation establishment (AE). So tourists have to be in constant coordination with their AE for updates.
“Travel only once (QR-coded Tourist Pass) QTP is issued; registration upon arrival is not allowed, strictly no QTP no entry!” the advisory stated.
The City Government advised that adults who are fully vaccinated must upload and bring their vaccination cards or certificates. They are reminded that full vaccination means two weeks after their second or last dose.
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated adults will not be allowed.
Meanwhile, 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.
Minors aged 11 and below will be tested at the option of their accompanying parents or adult guardian.
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.
Artemio A. Dumlao