Local chief executives of the BLISTT (Baguio, La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, Tublay) areas have released a joint advisory prohibiting non-essential travels to manage mobility and control the rising number of cases in the Cordillera.
According to the Joint Advisory released on Wednesday, the BLISTT mayors held an emergency meeting to discuss collective efforts in protecting constituents against the COVID-19 Variants of Concern (VOC) after detecting surges in the past days. As per the assessment of the Department of Health-CDH-CAR, Baguio and Benguet are on Alert Level 4.
UPDATE AS OF October 12, 2021:
Border restrictions have been extended until October 30, 2021.
Read more: BLISTT Border Restrictions Extended Until October 13
Non-essential travel by non-residents into the BLISTT areas is suspended.
BLISTT residents travelling within and between the BLISTT LGUs shall be guided by the following guidelines:
APORs and workers in permitted industries shall be allowed to pass through City/Provincial Checkpoints upon presentation of any of the following documents:
- Municipal/Provincial/City Task Force ID;
- Municipal/Provincial/City Contact Tracer ID;
- Employment ID;
- Certificate of Employment;
- Proof of confirmed appointment for transactions in any government or private agency, instrumentality, or office;
- Confirmed medical appointment in any government or private health care facility or provider;
- Barangay Certificate as proof of employment in non-formal industries (starting on September 27, 2021 only)
Residents Accessing Essential Goods in other BLISTT localities
Residents who wish to travel between BLISTT localities to access essential goods or services may do so on designated schedules that shall be provided by the respective Local Government Units in subsequent advisories.
Cargo, delivery and logistics services
Unhampered passage shall be allowed for cargo, delivery, and logistic services for the following:
- essential and non-essential goods
- food products
- utilities for water, electricity, telecommunications, IT, fuel products, and waste disposal
- those travelling for emergency medical purposes
- Persons aged 17 and below, or 65 and over, and immunocompromised persons are strongly encouraged to avoid unnecessary travels outside of their homes, except for indispensable purposes such as medical reasons or for extremely important appointments.
- Asin-Nangalisan-San Pascual Highway is intended for ESSENTIAL CARGO only for the meantime. As such, travelers coming into the BLISTT areas shall be redirected to Marcos Highway.