Baguio looks to open borders for tourists in September
AAfter six months of strict incarceration, the Philippine Summer Capital is finally ready to welcome local tourists to La Union, Pangasinan, Elokos Sur and Alcos Nort starting again on September 21.
The reopening of the city is part of an ongoing “travel corridor” initiative in which residents of the first region can see tourist destinations in their neighboring province.
“This is just the beginning, but we can cover and allow visitors from other areas as we move towards the full opening of tourism as usual,” said Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Megalong.
With this, of course, a set of new rules and guidelines is the place that eligible tourists need to follow.
- Tourists must register in advance using the VIS.I.T.A app, or the Visitors Information and Tourist Assistance app, before arriving in the city.
- Travelers must book a hotel that has obtained a Certificate of Procedure (CAO) from the Department of Tourism and Local Government, as they are not allowed to stay with relatives or friends as a health precaution. Will be.
- Tourists need the help of an approved tour agency to arrange their itinerary.
- Passengers will have to pass through and will have to undergo PCR testing upon arrival. The fee will be through them.
- After the test, tourists will have to quarantine the hotel for nine hours while waiting for the results. Those with a negative result can proceed with their itinerary, while those with a positive test will be handled by LGU and the hotel.
Meanwhile, hotels and tour operators receiving CAOs will have to closely monitor the movement of recognized passengers.
For more information on Baguio City’s reopening, follow its Public Information Office’s Facebook page or email email@example.com.
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