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.
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.
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 visita.baguio.gov.ph, 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.
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.
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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