July 19, 2024

The Baguio City Police Office has issued the updated requirements on travel authority for Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs) returning to their home provinces/cities and those going for indispensable or essential travels outside of Baguio.

The LSIs are required to secure  barangay  endorsement from the Office of the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) at  the city hall; health certificate from any of the district health centers or at the Health Services Desk at the Athletic Bowl, and travel authority from BCPO, also stationed at the Athletic Bowl.

People going for essential travel out of Baguio should get barangay endorsement from the office ABC at city hall; health certificate from any of the district health centers or at the Health Services Desk at City Hall, and Travel Authority from BCPO stationed at the city hall lobby.

Essential travels are for family emergency, medical emergency, and for humanitarian reasons.

Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APOR) and workers leaving Baguio are not required to get travel authority. They just have to present certificate of employment/employment ID or business permit at checkpoints.

Meanwhile, the city reiterates its guidelines for returning Baguio residents (RBR), students, worker, or employee from other areas, and anyone entering the city regardless of who they are.

Prior to entry to Baguio City, registration at hdf.baguio.gov.ph must be complied with for easy monitoring and contact tracing purposes.

One has to secure medical certificate from health officer and travel authority from the police regional director in the place an RBR or visitor is currently in and identification card or barangay certificate showing proof that he or she is a Baguio resident.

Fill up the health declaration form that can be accessed at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/. Upload the documents and wait for a call from the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office on the schedule of travel to Baguio.

Upon arrival in Baguio, one has to undergo initial health check at the Triage Unit set up at the various points in the city.

The central triage located at the St. Vincent Gym along Naguilian Road caters to those who arrive from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Baguio Teacher’s Camp Triage is for those arriving from 3 to 5 p.m. and the triage at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center is for those arriving from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m.

The complete process can be seen at the Baguio City Public Information office facebook [email protected].

BCPO Director P. Col. Allen Rae F. Co said the rules apply to all VIPs and PNP members whether they are entering Baguio on their own or serving as an escort or security to somebody.

“Baguio’s ace against the Covid-19 is its discipline. Its people take the rules to heart. So please do as the Baguioans do. Follow our rules even before you get to our place,” he said. – PIA release