Baguio City officially reopened for tourism last October 2020. To make the most out of your visit in the City of Pines, these are what you need to follow:
1. Tourists of all ages coming from the entire Luzon are allowed to enter, as long as they have a Baguio VISITA Account from visita.baguio.gov.ph and are issued with a QR-coded Tourist Pass or QTPby the VISITA team .
2. Tourists must proceed straight to the triage area upon arrival. The following are the triage centers:
• CAP Convention Center John Hay Triage (open from 8:00AM to 5:00PM)
• Baguio Convention Center Triage (open 24 hours)
3. As for testing options, tourists may choose to get tested prior their travel or upon arrival at the place.
Test prior to travel requirements:
• RT-PCR or Rapid Antigen tests taken within 72 hours prior to arrival
• Must upload negative test results when scheduling a visit using the Baguio VISITA account
• A hard copy must be brought to the triage for validation
Test upon arrival requirements:
• Download test form and re-upload after filling it out
• A hard copy must be presented at the triage center
• Rapid antigen tests are available at PhP1,300
Note that testing is not mandatory for tourists below 18 years old at the triage centers unless symptomatic. Parents and guardians of asymptomatic minors can choose if the child will undergo a COVID-19 test or not.
4. Tourists may enter Baguio via Naguilian Road or Palispis (Marcos) Highway.
5. DIY and day tours are not allowed in the city. Only guided tours are permitted and these tours must be arranged with DOT-accredited tour operators.
6. Minimum health safety guidelines including wearing face masks and face shields, social distancing, and regular hand sanitation must always be observed.
7. For public transport, both drivers and passengers must adhere to the “no face mask and shield, no ride” policy.
8. For dining protocols, restaurants and food establishments that offer dine-in services must comply with health requirements such as wearing face masks and shields, social distancing, and regular hand sanitizing.