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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

Baguio denies entry of 465 travelers due to incomplete documents

Baguio City, Philippines – Around 465 Baguio travelers have been sent home due to lacking papers or incomplete documents from September 1 – 12, reports the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

The Public Information Office – City of Baguio in a press release stated that CDRRMC Chief Antonette Anaban revealed, during the online management committee meeting last September 14, that of the 465 visitors who tried to pass through the quarantine control point at the Marcos Highway 209 were sent back home.

Additionally, 51 were not allowed to enter at the Tuba Viewdeck border; 34 in Irisan; 10 in Magsaysay; 61 in Longlong Tacay; 90 in Tiptop; 3 in Asin Tadiangan; and 7 travelers who attempted to pass through the Ambiong border were denied entry.

Meantime, there was no documented apprehension for travelers using fake documents and colorum vehicles within the 12-day period.

Non-essential travels to Baguio City from all areas, regardless of quarantine classification, remain suspended until September 26, 2021. Mayor Benjamin Magalong made this order as part of the control measures to address the surge of Covid-19 cases in the city.

For essential travels to the city regardless of quarantine classification, people are required to present negative results of RT-PCR test conducted within 72 hours before entry to Baguio, but for fully vaccinated individuals, they may present their vaccination documents.


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