After transitioning to General Community Quarantine (GCQ) with heightened restrictions last October 16, Baguio is finally opening itself to the idea of travelers, specifically those who’ve received full doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

On Wednesday (October 26), the Philippines’ ‘Summer Capital’ announced that it’s once again welcoming leisure travelers. However, eligibility is only being given to those who are fully inoculated against the coronavirus. 

According to Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong, the decision to open the city’s borders comes from the expected influx of visitors for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. 

“We are again reopening the economy. It’s been two months since we applied restrictions on nonessential travel,” Magalong said in a statement. 

Though restrictions are set to ease, travelers are still required to undergo negative COVID-19 test results before going through medical triage.

On top of this, they’re also obligated to follow routine entry protocols, which include an online screening process via travel registration platform Visita (Visitor Information and Travel Assistance application).

Magalong noted that children who are permitted by their parents to go through rapid antigen tests would also be allowed entry into the city. Likewise with minors aged 12 to 17 years old. 

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