December 8, 2022

Registration before arrival and at least a night of stay.
These are among the requirements tourists must comply for them to be allowed entry to Sagada, Mountain Province.
The municipal government has advised tourists to first register in the town’s online visitor registration portal and ensure they are staying for at least one night in an accredited accommodation establishment.
In Advisory71-2022 posted in the municipal government’s Facebook account on March 22, tourists were advised to register at https://umali-kayo.sagada.gov.ph prior to their arrival and make sure they have booked at least a one night stay in accommodation facilities that are authorized to operate.
The list of accredited accommodation facilities can be accessed at https://lodging.sagada.gov.ph.
All visitors are required to present a vaccination card or vaccination certificate indicating completion of a vaccine regimen, except children 11 years old and below who are accompanied by a parent or a guardian.
Unvaccinated tourists are required to present a negative rapid antigen test taken from any medico-government office or hospital and valid up to one day from the date of release.
Tourists can have their rapid antigen tests taken at the border control point at P660 per test. Those who have with them Food and Drug Administration-approved rapid antigen kits may opt to have their tests administered by triage personnel for P200 per test from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tourists arriving before 8 a.m. and after 5 p.m. may take their antigen test at the Saint Theodore of Tarsus Hospital at the town proper.
A negative RT-PCR test result valid for 48 hours from the date of release is also acknowledged.
The advisory stated public transport groups or companies must check if a tourist complied with all requirements imposed by the local government before allowing the visitor aboard.
Sagada is collecting P100 registration fee each from tourists who are required to undergo orientation at the Tourism Hub or Tourist Information Center.
The sites open for tours are listed in the registration portal and those arriving after 5 p.m. can arrange their tours with the Municipal Tourism Office from 8 a.m. the following day, unless they have accomplished advanced booking of tours at https://tours.sagada.gov.ph or through prior coordination with the Municipal Tourism Office.
Tourists with fake or falsified requirements will be referred to the Sagada Municipal Police station for the filing of appropriate charges.
Sagada is under alert level 1 from April 1 to 15. – Jane B. Cadalig

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