Baguio complies with new IATF protocols, drops testing requirement

When it comes to riding destinations during summer, Baguio City is easily among the top spots because of its cold weather and scenic landscapes. After all, it's called the “Summer Capital” isn’t it?

During the pandemic, this favorite destination remained strict with visitors, requiring registration on their site and testing upon arrival. Now those requirements have been eased somewhat.

Baguio City has begun opening its doors to all tourists, including motorcycle riders, with certain minimum protocols.

This is after the city aligned itself with the recent IATF-EID Resolution 101-2021 which harmonizes national travel protocols. The said resolution also put in writing that a PNP Travel Authority, Medical Certificate, as well as swab tests are no longer mandatory when traveling.

What do we need to go to Baguio?

Baguio City is now open to riders, tourists imageThe Manor at Camp John Hay

For those who wish to, say, have a breakfast ride to Baguio or just chill in its cold weather, the city simply requires everyone to register online through and head to the assigned triage located at the city borders.

If you're simply passing through Baguio, head to Triage 1 (located at checkpoints). If you're heading to Baguio as a visitor, head to Triage 2 (Central Triage Unit at the Baguio Convention Center).

Remember, you must first secure a QR code from the Visita Baguio site. No QR code, no entry. Don’t forget to bring at least one valid government-issued ID to present at checkpoints.

Please be reminded though that the city will strictly implement the minimum health safety protocols such as wearing of a face mask and face shield at all times and maintain physical distancing.