Facebook facebook
Facebook twitter

Heads Up! Baguio Enforces P2P Checkpoints In Its Borders This July

Expect strict point-to-point border protocols on screening.

By: Denisse Shawntel Tan | July 14, 2021

Share this article Facebook facebook Facebook twitter


Baguio, COVID-19, COVID-19 Testing, testing, travelers, tourist, checkpoints, travel protocol, point-to-point protocol, point to point border protocols

The measure was implemented after the city detected a pass-through gap—which means some travelers use fake excuses to enter the city without undergoing proper testing.


This July, the national Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) retracted its early decision to disregard COVID-19 testing when intrazonal traveling. However, Baguio City continues to accept tourists from NCR Plus Bubble that can present valid vaccine cards according to the city government's latest travel guidelines. In addition to this measure, the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) enforces strict point-to-point border protocols to screen entry of untested travelers who are not willing to undergo testing.

Last July 11, BCPO Operations Officer Lt. Col. Domingo Gambican said that they will be conducting a card or form system. At any entry checkpoint, forms will be given to travelers—which must also be left at the exit checkpoint to make sure that they are just passing through the city. Gambican adds that the identity of the traveler will be communicated via radio at the exit checkpoint.



Since implementing the point-to-point protocol last July 4, reports from the BCPO recorded that 60% of vehicles are just passing through the city. Previously, 41% of vehicles claimed to be just passing through to skip antigen or RT-PCR swab tests, which led to more unchecked travelers staying in the city. In addition, bogus documents and IDs with fake home addresses were also used by travelers to enter Baguio City.

Gambican adds that traffic build-up will be more evident at checkpoints due to the strict enforcement of the protocols.


Visit Yoorekka Consumer Magazine for more travel and COVID-19 updates and guidelines in Baguio City!


All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. However, while we are making our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable, and the situation develops rapidly. Hence, some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.


Check out this video:



Baguio, COVID-19, COVID-19 Testing, testing, travelers, tourist, checkpoints, travel protocol, point-to-point protocol, point to point border protocols

The measure was implemented after the city detected a pass-through gap—which means some travelers use fake excuses to enter the city without undergoing proper testing.


This July, the national Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) retracted its early decision to disregard COVID-19 testing when intrazonal traveling. However, Baguio City continues to accept tourists from NCR Plus Bubble that can present valid vaccine cards according to the city government's latest travel guidelines. In addition to this measure, the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) enforces strict point-to-point border protocols to screen entry of untested travelers who are not willing to undergo testing.

Last July 11, BCPO Operations Officer Lt. Col. Domingo Gambican said that they will be conducting a card or form system. At any entry checkpoint, forms will be given to travelers—which must also be left at the exit checkpoint to make sure that they are just passing through the city. Gambican adds that the identity of the traveler will be communicated via radio at the exit checkpoint.



Since implementing the point-to-point protocol last July 4, reports from the BCPO recorded that 60% of vehicles are just passing through the city. Previously, 41% of vehicles claimed to be just passing through to skip antigen or RT-PCR swab tests, which led to more unchecked travelers staying in the city. In addition, bogus documents and IDs with fake home addresses were also used by travelers to enter Baguio City.

Gambican adds that traffic build-up will be more evident at checkpoints due to the strict enforcement of the protocols.


Visit Yoorekka Consumer Magazine for more travel and COVID-19 updates and guidelines in Baguio City!


All details and information in this article are true and accurate as of the publication date. However, while we are making our utmost effort to keep our content as up-to-date as possible, the condition surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be unpredictable, and the situation develops rapidly. Hence, some information and recommendations may have changed since this article was published. For the latest advice, visit DOH and your LGU's official websites.


Check out this video:



author

Denisse Shawntel Tan is a twenty-something who is still searching for her place in the adult world. To keep her sane from the city’s traffic, she makes art and paints with words. A self-confessed DIY addict and audiophile, you can find her making random stuff from Pinterest while listening to her 90s playlist. To get her attention, tell her that you can make sushi.

Baguio COVID 19 COVID 19 Testing testing travelers tourist checkpoints travel protocol point to point protocol point to point border protocols Baguio City

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of Yoorekka are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, Yoorekka does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

Copyright 2013 - 2021 ShoppersGuide Marketing Inc. All Rights Reserved