Baguio is keen on slowly welcoming tourists back by September but will ensure controlled entry and monitor their movements, the city government said.

In a press release, the city government said it would require tourists to log-in through an online registration system called VIS.I.T.A. (Visitor Information & Travel Assistance) prior to the visit, and present pre-booked accommodation arrangements, ideally from accredited tour operators.


Upon arrival, tourists will have to undergo mandatory triage and pay for PCR testing, and then await test results in the hotel before starting their itinerary. The city said all visitors must submit their itineraries to the local government.

Only tour operators and hotels with Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) from the Department of Tourism can transact with guests, and hotels are expected to impose health and safety protocols to avoid revocation of their CAO, the city government said.

Baguio City said the illegal entry of tourists would not be tolerated. Jojo Mangahis