Baguio Could Be Reopening This September—Here’s What You Should Know

Miss the City of Pines? You might be able to visit it real soon!

In an advisory posted on the Baguio City Information Office’s Facebook page, the local government expressed its plans to “gradually reopen tourism with regulated, controlled entry and monitored movement by September.”

The process won’t be simple, though. 

If the reopening pushes through next month, tourists will be required to pre-register through a mobile application called Baguio Visitor Information & Travel Assistance (VIS.I.T.A.), which will be launched this August. The app will be available to both iOS and Android users. 


via Public Information Office – City of Baguio


It is also a must for tourists to declare their itinerary and have pre-booked accommodation, preferably through accredited tour operators. This will make contact tracing easier and more efficient should the need for it arises.

Upon arrival, visitors will have to undergo a mandatory triage and PCR testing—the cost of which will be covered by the tourists themselves. After the tests, the tourists are to stay in their hotel for quarantine until the results come out. This will take 9 hours at most, according to the Public Information Office of the city. 

For more information, you may read the entire post here.

While waiting for September, browse through Baguio tours and experiences including side trips to the nearby Banaue Rice Terraces on KKday now!



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