Miss the perpetually cold weather of Baguio? We do too. Now that restrictions are easing up and travel requirements for entering the City of Pines are easier to secure, a trip is imminent.
If you’re planning to head north soon like us, here are the Baguio travel requirements for tourists for 2022.
Is Baguio open for tourists?
Baguio reopened its doors to tourists in October 2021, but the city government implemented a limit of 2,000 entrants. There were also more requirements then.
Now that the city has been placed under Alert Level 1, the limit has been lifted and the requirements are fewer than before.
The city is open to most tourists (except those from areas under Alert Levels 4 and 5, sorry).
Do I need a travel pass going to Baguio?
Despite being open to most tourists — yes, whether you’re from an area that’s under Alert Level 1, 2, or 3 — Baguio still requires visitors to obtain a travel pass.
Do you need a swab test to go to Baguio?
It depends on your vaccination status and where you’re coming from. More details below!
Baguio travel requirements 2022
Find out which Baguio travel requirements apply to you.
Fully vaccinated tourists (from areas under Alert Levels 1 and 2)
Got two shots? Here’s what you need to prepare before driving up to Baguio.
- proof of vaccination (a vaccination certificate or vaccination card given by your local government)
- an approved QR-coded travel pass (QTP), which you can get through Visita Baguio (more on this in a bit)
- a government-issued ID
Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated tourists (from areas under Alert Levels 1 and 2)
- an RT-PCR test with a negative result taken within 72 hours prior from arrival in the city
- an approved QR-coded travel pass, which you can get through Visita Baguio
- a government-issued ID
For travelers from areas under Alert Level 3
Whether or not you’re fully vaccinated, you’ll need to show a negative result for an RT-PCR test taken 72 hours prior to your arrival. A government-issued ID is needed too, of course.
Minors (17 and under) don’t need to show vaccination certificates or negative test results so long as they are accompanied by fully vaccinated or tested adults.
Those who are ineligible to get vaccinated should present a medical certificate stating so.
How to get a QR-coded travel pass
Travelers should register first at Visita Baguio. Two types of QTPs are given to tourists. You’ll get a yellow QTP if you wish to have your documents verified by the local government or if you’re just passing through the city. Those who have booked accommodations in the city and would like to have their documents verified by the property they booked will get a blue QTP.
You need to present the QTP, along with your other requirements at the designated verification locations.
For yellow QTP: Head to the Central Triage (you can look the location up on Google Maps or Waze; just key in Baguio Central Triage) or Camp John Hay.
For blue QTP: Head directly to your accommodation for verification.
In our case, we had our QTP given and approved by our accommodation. We drove straight to Baguio and headed to the inn, registered, and were all set.
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