Baguio imposes heightened restrictions on travel leisure

Published January 5, 2022, 5:52 PM

by Comanda Rizaldy C.

BAGUIO CITY — Mayor Benjamin Magalong issued Executive Order No.1-2022, ordering the implementation of heightened restrictions to the current Alert Level 2 guidelines in the Summer Capital from January 6 to 18.

Magalong said, previously approved travels with issued quick response travel permit (QTP) will still be honored and allowed on the entry date declared, but starting January 6 test results will be an additional requirement if coming from Alert Level 3 areas.

Under the EO, leisure and non-essential travelers arriving from areas under Alert Level 3 must comply with testing requirements by presenting negative results of RT-PCR tests conducted within 72 hrs prior to arrival, or Rapid Antigen test conducted within 24 hrs prior to arrival; or the traveler may undergo Rapid Antigen testing upon arrival at duly authorized Triage Units operation under the supervision of the City Health Services Office.

Regardless of vaccination status, travel companions aged 12 to 17 must present negative results of RT-PCR test conducted 72 hours prior to arrival, or Rapid Antigen test conducted within 24 hrs prior to arrival, or may undergo testing procedures.

Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated adult travelers for leisure or non-essential purposes shall not be allowed.

Travelers shall be limited to a maximum of 4,000 a day and accommodation establishments shall limit guest capacity to 70% occupancy.

It was learned that the Baguio VISITA have already reached the entry limit for the month of January and therefore registration cannot proceed.

Essential travels for APORs shall continue to be permitted, upon presentation of complete documents as proof of authorized travel purposes.

General curfew was also implemented from 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning except those working in frontline services and permitted industries/businesses and a temporary liquor ban on the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages and liquor products from 12 a.m. to 12p.m.