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What To Expect Once Baguio Reopens To Tourists On September 22

You'll need to book a trip with an accredited tour coordinator.
by Ysa Singson
Sep 19, 2020
Photo/s: Neil Clark Ongchangco/Public Information Office - City of Baguio

Beginning September 22, Baguio will open its doors to visitors from Region 1 (Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Norte, and Ilocos Sur). According to Mayor Benjamin Magalong , the City of Pines will welcome an initial batch of 200 visitors who booked trips with accredited tour coordinators. Unfortunately, "do-it-yourself" or DIY trips are still not allowed. 

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Guided by the Department of Tourism, Baguio City's Public Information Office Facebook page posted a set of guidelines to check out should you decide to make the trip. 

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Apart from setting up a tour with an accredited tour guide, you'll also need to get tested "not more than 48 hours" prior to your trip; the test results are only valid for a five-day itinerary. You'll also need to create an account and register at, where you are expected to upload a copy of a government-issued ID (preferably your passport), school ID, or parent's ID (for minors) as well as a current photo. 

Once you have a VISITA account, fill out the Health Declaration Questionnaire. Be prepared to upload copies of your confirmed itinerary with a travel agent, a receipt of your accommodation booking, and the negative COVID-19 test result conducted by an accredited laboratory. Wait for the confirmation email then save and print your QR-coded tourist pass (QTP); you'll need to present this at the border and at other tourist establisments in Baguio. 

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A reminder that you'll only be allowed to enter Baguio via Naguilian Road or Palispis (Marcos) Highway. Upon arrival, you'll be asked to proceed to the Central Triage.

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If you are unable to get tested before your trip, it can be done at the Central Triage. Afterwards, you'll be asked to wait at your pre-booked accommodation. Below are all the accredited tour coordinators for your perusal:

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