Baguio City lifts limit on daily tourists

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Baguio has lifted its daily limit on tourists coming into the city as the local government determines their threshold of tourist arrivals.

The Baguio City tourism page announced that more fully vaccinated travelers may now enter the city on March 9, except for those whose places of origin are placed under Alert Levels 4 and 5.

Tourists coming from provinces or cities designated under Alert Level 3 will be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test result even if they have received at least two doses of their COVID-19 vaccine.

Travelers may submit either a negative RT-PCR result taken 72 hours before arriving in Baguio, or a negative rapid antigen test result within 24 hours of arrival.

All leisure and essential travelers will now be required to register in the same Baguio VISITA portal, where they will be issued a QR Travel Pass (QTP) before they are allowed entry.

Meanwhile, returning Baguio residents, students, employees, and workers will no longer be required to register as long as they have a valid Baguio City identification card.

Baguio City first opened to fully vaccinated tourists in October with a daily cap of 2,000 arrivals. The number was increased to 3,000 in November and then 5,000 in December, before the government brought the limit down to 4,000 in January.

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