Non-essential travelers banned in Baguio City

September 4, 2021 Jane Eleda 209 views

NON-essential travelers will not be allowed in Baguio City starting September 3.

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong said travelers who have no compelling reason to be in the city will be turned away regardless of the quarantine status of their places of origin.

Magalong signed Executive Order 106, suspending non-essential travels in the “summer capital.”

Non-essential travelers are those persons not authorized outside of residence or non-APORS.

The mayor said the move was part of the local government unit’s control measures to address the spike of COVID-19 in the city.

“Non-residents travelling for leisure or other non-essential purposes, regardless of community quarantine classification in their place of origin, shall not be allowed to enter Baguio,” the order said in part.

The ban will last until September 19.

Authorized persons outside of residence or APORS will be allowed to enter the city subject to health and safety protocols set by the local government, including the submission of a negative RT-PCR test result.

Those fully vaccinated may present vaccination documents instead of test results.

As of Wednesday, Baguio’s active cases had climbed to 904, from 870 infections last Tuesday.

The city has 17,618 COVID-19 cases, with 16,368 recoveries, and 346 deaths.