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OFW’s and Residents of Baguio may come home following these Guidelines

[UPDATE No. 2 ❗️❗️❗️] The City Government of Baguio and OWWA-CARP has finalized the Guidelines for the Repatriation and Mandatory Quarantine of Returning OFWs to Baguio City. Click here for the new guidelines

[UPDATE ❗️❗️❗️] The Repatriation and Mandatory Quarantine of returning OFW’s and Residents has been WITHDRAWN pending further review and study of concerned offices…this is according to the announcement of the City Government of Baguio. For your concerns please contact the Baguio COVID-19 Hotlines here.



When the entire island of Luzon was placed under enhanced community quarantine last March 17, 2020, the city  of Baguio has implemented the ECQ strictly. This move has caused some OFW and residents of Baguio City to be stranded in Metro Manila and other parts of the country.

With the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine up to April 30, 2020, Mayor Benjamin Magalong has taken into consideration the plight of stranded OFW’s and residents of Baguio City. This is why the Mayor has allowed the “repatriation” of stranded residents to the City of Pines. However, this will only be allowed if those who wishes to go back to Baguio will subject themselves to the repatriation guidelines set by the City Government of Baguio.

Repatriation Guidelines and Mandatory Quarantine:

  1. Upon arrival, all travelers must submit Health Declaration Forms, and present proof that they are residents of Baguio City. OFW, in addition to proof of residence, must present their OWWA documents;
  2. Returning residents shall then proceed to the BGHMC Triage for assessment and COVID-19 testing.
  3. OFW’s shall await their results at the OWWA designated Quarantine Facility;
  4. Non-OFW returning residents shall register at their Barangays and observe self-quarantine while waiting for their results.
  5. For positive test results, the patient will be admitted for isolation;
  6. For negative test results, returning residents shall proceed home and undergo self-quarantine for a period of 14-days.

With this, those who are returning to residents of Baguio coming from provinces especially from places with most COVID-19 cases to strictly follow the guidelines.

For Further Inquiries please call the COVID-19 Hotline for Baguio


Source: PIO Baguio


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  1. Panu po ba umpisahan po un guideliness po pra makauwi po jan sa bguio po na stranded din po kami dito sa capas tarlac at wala din po kami pwedeng sakyan pauwi pnu po un ?

  2. Paanu po kami ng pamilya ko . Nagboboard lang po kami jan sa baguio at jan po sa T.I ung trabaho ko . Paanu po kami ng pamilya ko?

  3. Pwede bang gawin ng ibang province iyan, like for example, na stranded ako dito sa Marikina since March 17, dahil sa ECQ. I am from Pampanga. Thanks!

  4. Panu po ang sskyan po na ggamitin po sna po meron po bus na pede po ung mga uuwi po resdents lng po ng baguio na stranded po

  5. I would like to inform you that we have 2 relatives from Nueva ecija staying for the meantime with us at purok 5, bakakeng Central, baguio city. They were reached by lockdowns since from the first day until now, they are very much worried about their families in a far flang area of the province since they can hardly contact due to weak of signal in the area and I know there are some not residence in our place who wants to go home in their respected places can you allow vehicles hrom here to bring these people home? If yes, what could be the process for travels to go out baguio? Thank very much for your response.

  6. I am an OFW here in Dubai and booked a flight going back to Baguio for a vacation to be with my family on January 2021. I have come to know that the government of Baguio opened the city for tourist just this October. My question is, if I was already tested negative at the airport upon arrival why do I still need to be tested again when I arrive in Baguio and be quarantined instead of being with my family since my vacation is only limited for a number of days? And why do you do this to OFWs who are residents of Baguio and have been tested negative already at the airport and not to tourists entering the city?

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