December 5, 2023

Baguio City is expecting 5,748 tourists to arrive in the city in from Dec. 18 to 31.

Supervising Tourism Operations Officer Aloysius Mapalo said the number is based on the approved travels and potential arrivals in, the city’s registration platform for tourists.

“The highest arrival can happen on Dec. 23 with 843 and on Dec. 24 with 836 while the highest accumulated number of tourists inside the city is expected on Dec. 26 at 3,236,” he added.

The city has increased its daily limit of tourist arrivals to 1,000 this month.  All of them had to satisfy the requirements for health and safety protocols which include undergoing tests for Covid-19. 

Other requirements are the online filling out of registration forms and submission of documents, such as ID, negative swab or antigen test results, and itinerary.

Mapalo said the expected number of tourist arrivals is still way below the city’s pre-pandemic levels. – Aileen P. Refuerzo