Peace and Order

Tourism in Baguio

LGUs can slowly open their places for tourism, provided that they set strict guidelines for the tourists and citizens.

Baguio City plans to gradually re-open tourism, with regulated, controlled entry and monitored movement. The following systems are being put in place for the safety of visitors and locals:

For the tourists:
- tourists will be required to pre-register through the Baguio VIS.I.T.A. (online registration system)
- tourists will be required to have pre-booked accommodation preferably through accredited tour operators, and declare itinerary
- upon entry, tourists will undergo mandatory triage and PCR testing to be paid by them
- tourists stay in the hotel until results come out (at most 9 hours), and before going around city
- tourists’ movement shall be closely monitored by tour operator and/or hotel management

For tour operators and (TOs) hotels:
- only those with DOT-issued Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) can accommodate guests
- TOs and hotels must require guests to register prior to travel through Baguio VIS.I.T.A.
- hotels must ensure observance of health and safety protocols, lest CAO will be revoked

For city tourism managers:
- ensure regulated and controlled entry and real-time monitoring of tourists’ itinerary through the Baguio VIS.I.T.A.
- ensure efficiency of triage and testing process, with supporting health care systems and centers in place
- ensure protection of personal data and information of tourists
- ensure updated advisories and timely information dissemination relevant and important to locals and tourists
- explore and implement tourism corridors with partner LGUs and partner TOs.

- Baguio VIS.I.T.A. (Visitor Information & Travel Assistance) will be launched within the month
- controlled number of tourists per day will be enforced
- illegal entry of tourists will be dealt with accordingly

Comments, questions and suggestions are welcome:

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This project is supported by The Asia Foundation in cooperation with the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
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