While the City remains under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) status until April 30, 2021, the City Tourism Office of Baguio City has released an announcement stating that the city will reopen its doors for tourists who are looking to visit for leisure. However, there are certain guidelines that shall be followed prior to the intended visit.
The guidelines will take effect starting tomorrow, April 17, 2021. Guidelines are subject to revisions when necessary.
Who will be Accepted?
According to Baguio Tourism, only those who are coming from areas that are under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Community Quarantine (MGCQ) status will be accepted.
The following are the requirements needed for tourists prior to the intended visit to Baguio City:
Visita Registration with QTP
- Go to visita.baguio.gov.ph and create an account and schedule a visit. Prepare to upload ID and current photo.
- Must be completed and be issued with QTP at least 24 hours before traveling.
- Limited to 3,000 tourists per day, with an ETA reservation system, on a first-come first-serve basis.
- Strictly NO QTP, NO ENTRY at the border.
Negative COVID-19 Test Result
- RT-PCR or Antigen Tests are allowed as long as taken within 72 hours prior to arrival. Upload in VISITA or bring a copy of the test result.
- As an option, if unavailable or with invalid test result, an Antigen test can be conducted upon arrival. Antigen test costs Php 500.00.
- Test is not mandatory for 17 years old below, unless symptomatic.
Mandatory Triage Upon Arrival
- Present QTP at the border for verification
- Yellow QTPs shall be escorted to Central Triage or CAP John Hay Triage
- Blue QTPs may go straight to hotels/terminals with triage
- Present QTP to the triage staff for health and documents verification. Symptomatic travelers or whose antigen tests will have a positive result will be refused entry or be referred to the nearest health facility.
- Business establishments are imposing limits in venue capacity, which must be complied with by all.
- Children below 15 years old must always be accompanied by adults. They may not be allowed in some private establishments.
For other guidelines, read here:
City of Baguio released revised GCQ Guidelines affecting liquor ban, curfew among others
For more concerns/inquiries, contact VISITA through the following:
- Landline: (074) 446-2009
- Email: [email protected]
SOURCE: Baguio Tourism Office