Traveling to Baguio City this 2021: Requirements and Entry Protocols

Updated Baguio City Travel Requirements and Entry Protocols

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Traveling to Baguio Soon? Here’s What You Need to Prepare

Traveling to anywhere in the Philippines, this pandemic has gotten stricter. More tourist destinations have come up with their own guidelines and restrictions, which are needed to ensure the health and safety of the locals and the visitors. Baguio City is no exception. As one of the most favorite tourist destinations in the Philippines, Baguio City is slowly opening up to tourists again, but with enforced safety measures just like the rest of the provinces.

Baguio City Travel Requirements Gian Paul Guinto Unsplash
Baguio City Travel Requirements Gian Paul Guinto Unsplash

Updated Baguio Entry Protocols: As of September 15, 2021

  • Mayor Benjamin B. Magalong has ordered the SUSPENSION OF NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVELS to Baguio City from ALL AREAS regardless of quarantine classification until September 26, 2021. This is part of the control measures to address the current surge in COVID-19 cases in the city. (Link to a pdf copy of EO 106, Series of 2021 https://we.tl/t-TaeyRpjvHB)
  • ESSENTIAL TRAVELS coming from outside of Baguio, regardless of quarantine classification are required to present negative results of the RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours before entry. Fully vaccinated individuals may present vaccination documents in lieu of test results.
  • On the testing requirements for Non-Resident. Antigen will no longer be accepted as a testing method for unvaccinated non-resident travelers.

Types of Travelers and Required Documents:

Requirements for Returning Baguio Residents 2021

Baguio residents fully vaccinated in Baguio shall present the following:

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/;
  • Vaccination QR Passport Of Vaccination Certificate downloaded from https://bakuna.baguio.gov.ph/; and
  • Valid Government Issued ID, or Certificate issued by their Barangay, as proof of residence.

Baguio residents who have been fully vaccinated in a legitimate facility outside of Baguio City:

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/
  • COVID-19 domestic Vaccination Card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment, or Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status as issued by the Bureau of Quarantine; and
  • Valid Government Issued ID, or Certificate issued by their Barangay, as proof of residence.

Baguio residents who are not fully vaccinated shall present the following:

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/;
  • Valid Government Issued ID, Of Certificate issued by their Barangay, as proof of residence; and
  • Negative results of Antigen Of RT-PCR test conducted within the last thirty (30) days prior to travel, however, government sector workers who are returning from work-related travels are exempt from testing requirements.

BAGUIO WORKERS:

Baguio workers who have been fully vaccinated in Baguio shall present the following:

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/;
  • Vaccination QR Passport or Vaccination Certificate downloaded through https://bakuna.baguio.gov.ph/; and
  • Any of the following documents as proof of employment or industry in Baguio City: (1) Employee ID, (2) Certificate of Employment, (3) Professional ID, or (4) any other similar document.

Baguio workers who have been fully vaccinated in a legitimate facility outside of Baguio City:

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/
  • COVID-19 domestic Vaccination Card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment, or Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status as ISSUED BY THE Bureau of Quarantine; and
  • Any of the following documents as proof of employment or industry in Baguio City: (1) Employee ID, (2) Certificate of Employment, (3) Professional ID, or (4) any other similar document.

Baguio workers who have not been fully vaccinated shall present the following:

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/ ;
  • Any of the following documents as proof of employment or industry in Baguio City: (1) Employee ID, (2) Certificate of Employment, (3) Professional ID, or (4) any other similar document; and
  • Negative results of Antigen or RT-PCR test conducted within the last thirty (30) days prior to travel, however, government sector workers on work-related travel are exempt from testing requirements.

NON-RESIDENT GOVERNMENT APORS ON OFFICIAL TRAVEL:

If fully vaccinated in a legitimate facility outside of Baguio City:

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/;
  • COVID-19 domestic Vaccination Card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment, or Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status as issued by the Bureau of Quarantine; and
  • Original or Certified True Copy of Travel Order issued by their Head of Agency or his/her authorized representative.

If not fully vaccinated:

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/; and
  • Original or Certified True Copy of Travel Order issued by their Head of Agency or his/her authorized representative.

NON-RESIDENT PRIVATE APORS ON OFFICIAL TRAVEL:

If fully vaccinated in a legitimate facility outside of Baguio:

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/;
  • COVID-19 domestic Vaccination Card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment or Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status as issued by the Bureau of Quarantine;
  • Any documents as proof of: (I) employment, business or work related function in a permitted industry operating in Baguio City, (2) indispensable transaction, or (3) enrollment in an educational, instructional, or training institution with permitted face-to-face classes in the City;
  • Original or Certified True Copy of a Travel Order issued by Head of Office or his/her authorized designate, if applicable.

If not fully vaccinated:

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/;
  • Any documents as proof of: (l) employment, business or work-related function in a permitted Industry operating in Baguio City, (2) indispensable transaction, or (A) enrollment in an educational, instructional, or training, institution with permitted face-to-face classes in the City;
  • Original or Certified True Copy of a Travel Order issued by the I lead of Office or his/her authorized designate, if applicable; and
  • Negative results of Antigen or RT-PCR test conducted within seventy-two (72) hours poor to entry into Baguio. In the absence of negative test results, the traveler shall submit himself/herself for testing at the Baguio City Central Triage Unit.

NON-RESIDENT NON-APORS:

LEISURE travel is SUSPENDED until Sept. 26, 2021, due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Baguio.

RETURNING OFWS AND RETURNING OVERSEAS FILIPINOS:

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/;
  • Valid Philippine Passport, Travel Document issued by Philippine Missions, or ACR I-Card issued by the Bureau of Immigration, whichever is applicable;
  • Valid Government Issued ID, Of Certificate issued by their Barangay, as proof of residence;
  • Certificate of Quarantine Completion issued by the Bureau of Quarantine, if applicable;
  • Negative results of most recent RT-PCR test conducted upon arrival in the Philippines, if applicable;
  • For OFWs, the following documents, whichever is applicable, may also be presented: i. OWWA documents; ii. POEA documents; iii. Seaman’s Book.

TRAVELERS FOR NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL PURPOSES:

If fully vaccinated in Baguio City:

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/;
  • Vaccination QR Passport or Vaccination Certificate downloaded through https://bakuna.baguio.gov.ph/; and
  • Proof of confirmed medical appointment.

If fully vaccinated in a legitimate facility outside of Baguio City;

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/;
  • COVID-19 domestic Vaccination Card issued by a legitimate vaccinating establishment, or Certificate of Quarantine Completion showing the holder’s vaccination status as issued by the Bureau of Quarantine; and
  • Proof of confirmed medical appointment.

If not fully vaccinated:

  • QR Code issued through a duly registered Health Declaration Form at https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph/;
  • Valid Government Issued ID as proof of residence; and
  • Proof of confirmed medical appointment.

TRAVELERS WITH MEDICAL EMERGENCIES:

Patients and their indispensable companions, seeking emergency medical aid in Baguio City shall be afforded unhampered passage.

PASS THROUGH TRAVELERS:

APORs may present any documentary proof of travel purpose such as Valid Government ID or Barangay Certificate as proof of residence, employment ID, Professional ID, Of Travel Order issued by their employer; while Non-APORs shall present a Travel Pass QTP issued through registration at https://visita.baguio.gov.ph/.

Baguio City Handicrafts photo via Pixabay
Baguio City Handicrafts photo via Pixabay

DEFINITION OF TERMS:

  • Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APOR) — APORs shall comprise those: (1) officials, workers, personnel, and agents from both the government and private sectors who are allowed inter-zonal (travel between provinces, highly urbanized cities, and independent component cities under different quarantine classifications) and intra-zonal (travel between provinces, highly urbanized cities and independent component cities under the same quarantine classification) trave1 for purposes of work, industry, or official function; (2) persons traveling for indispensable transactions that require their physical presence (3) and students who are currently enrolled in educational, instructional, and training, institutions that have been permitted to hold limited face-to-face classes.
  • Baguio Resident — Persons who are residents of Baguio City, and returning from inter-zonal or intra-zonal travel, regardless of purpose. For purposes of this Order, these travelers must be actual residents of Baguio City for at least six (6) months.
  • Baguio Worker — Persons who are not residents of Baguio but are physically reporting for the conduct of work, employment, or industry in Baguio City at daily or weekly periods.
  • Fully vaccinated individual — An individual shall be considered as fully vaccinated from COVID-19 after a period at least two (2) weeks from having received the second dose of a 2-dose series, or after a period at least two (2) weeks from having received a single dose type of vaccine, and the vaccine administered must have been the recipient of an Emergency Use Authorization or Compassionate Special Permit from the Philippine Food and Drug Authority, or included in the Emergency Use Listing of the World Health Organization;
  • Non-Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (Non-APORS) — Persons on inter-zonal and intra-zonal travel for (1) leisure, (2) permitted private social functions, (3) or transactions where physical presence is dispensable or optional.
  • Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) — Filipino citizens who are workers abroad, and members of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
  • Pass-Through Travelers — Travelers whose sole purpose of entering the City is to pass through toward their intended place of destination outside of Baguio.
  • Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROF) — Filipino citizens who are returning from international places of origin who are not necessarily OFWs or members of the (OWWA). For purposes of this Order, foreigners with Permanent Resident Visas or Special Resident Retirees Visas shall be treated the same as ROFs.

Are you excited to travel to Baguio again? What are your favorite tourist spots in Baguio City? Let us know in the comment section below!

Source: Public Information Office Baguio City

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