WITH the National Inter-Agency Task Force to End Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) relaxing travel guidelines across the country, Baguio City has declared that it will similarly relax requirements for residents of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay (LISTT) crossing borders into the city.
From Friday onwards, the city will no longer be requiring health certificates or clearances to be presented at the checkpoints along the borders.
Instead, via an executive order issued by Baguio Mayor Benjamin Magalong, the requirements have been lessened to simply presenting a health declaration form at the border.
Health declaration forms for individuals seeking to enter the city for any purpose are available either in physical form or through a recently-made addition to the Baguio City health declaration form portal (https://hdf.baguio.gov.ph) specifically intended for LISTT residents.
Online health declaration provides the registered user with a quick response (QR) code that can be presented at the checkpoint and is valid for fifteen days upon issuance, and can be renewed post-expiration.
Cargo for essential and non-essential goods, logistics and delivery services and utilities for water, electricity, IT, telecommunications, fuel, and water management are exempt from any requirements at the borders, as are travelers with confirmed medical appointments or medical emergencies.