July 21, 2024

Baguio City has started accepting registration for non-essential travels to this mountain resort starting Oct. 25.

Those who intend to travel to the city for leisure purposes, however, must ensure they are fully vaccinated.

Under Executive Order 139 s. 2021, adults travelling for leisure must have an approved QR coded travel pass, which is issued when they register with visita.baguio.gov.ph.

They must be ready with their vaccination certificates and a government-issued ID.

Children 12 to 17 years who are travelling with fully vaccinated adult companions must be ready with negative antigen or RT-PCR test results issued 72 hours or three days before their trip to the city.

Minors 11 and below will be tested at the option of their adult companions. 

Mayor Benjamin Magalong earlier said the city government will allow non-essential or leisure travels to help establishments in the city gradually get back on their feet.

He said a lot of establishments have been sustaining their operations, despite their dismal income just so they can help their employees who also depend on them.

All travelers, regardless of their classifications, are required to register to the city’s online registration platforms – hdf.baguio.gov.ph for residents and essential travels and visita.baguio.gov.ph for tourists before proceeding to the city.

Meanwhile, travelers who are exempted from undergoing health assessment or vaccination verification at the city triage units are persons who are fully vaccinated in Baguio City and those with medical emergencies with confirmed non-emergency medical appointments, unless the same is a requirement of their destination health facility or accommodation establishment.

Clinic and hospital-based health workers who are residents of Baguio and returning home from duty or reporting for duty from their respective residences in other localities and pass through travelers who are asymptomatic when passing through city checkpoints need not undergo the triage centers. – Jane B. Cadalig with reports from PIO