After the COVID-19 pandemic brought the world to a standstill, Baguio City has reopened its doors to tourists. But hold your horses! While the city is slowly reviving its tourism industry, there are still regulations in place.

As of March 2021, the City of Pines is accepting only 750 visitors per day. Hence, prior to their trip, travelers entering city must schedule their visit online beforehand. In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll share with you how to do just that!

What You Need to Create a Baguio VISITA Account

The first step in scheduling a visit to Baguio City is to register for an account with Baguio VISITA, a new tourism assistance project by the city government, in partnership with the Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board. VISITA stands for VISitor Information and Travel Assistance.

But before you sign up for an account, have a digital copy of the following documents ready:

  1. A valid ID. Most government IDs like passport, SSS/UMID, driver’s license, and voters ID are accepted.
  2. A recent photo. This will be used on your QR Tourist Pass (QTP). I’ll explain what QTP is later.


  1. Hotel details.


You need to provide the following information:

  1. Your contact person’s name
  2. Your contact’s complete address in Baguio
  3. Your contact’s mobile number

How to Register for a Baguio VISITA Account

1. Visit the BAGUIO VISITA website.

The official website of BAGUIO VISITA is at

Scroll down and you’ll find a CREATE AN ACCOUNT button. Click on it.

2. Fill out the registration form.

To get started, you need to enter the following details:

3. Complete your account details.

Enter the following personal information:

  • Name
  • Nationality / citizenship
  • Birth date
  • Current address
  • Contact details

4. Upload a valid ID and current photo.

Most government IDs like passport, SSS/UMID, driver’s license, senior citizen ID, and voter’s ID are accepted.

The photo has to be recently taken. It will be used for the travel pass. More on that later.

Once done, click on PROCEED.

5. Accept the Terms and review information.

On the next page, you will be presented with the Data Privacy and Consent Agreement. Read it carefully. If everything looks good, click CONFIRM to accept the terms.

Then, review all the information you have previously entered. Nothing wrong? Click CONFIRM.

6. Check your email.

A verification link will be sent to your email address. Click on that and you’ll be redirected back to the VISITA website.

Login again to finalize verification process.

That’s it! You now have a BAGUIO VISITA account.

How to Schedule a Trip

1. Log in to your Baguio VISITA account.

Visit and click on the SCHEDULE A VISIT button or link.

You will be asked to log in.

2. Click on ‘SCHEDULE A VISIT’.

Once through, you will be greeted with an illustrated menu that looks like this:


3. Complete the scheduling form.


On the next page, enter your point of origin and mode of transportation.

If you’re entering Baguio on a PRIVATE VEHICLE, prepare the following information:

  • Vehicle model
  • Vehicle color
  • Plate number

If you’re taking PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, enter the name of the bus company (Victory Liner, Genesis Transport, etc.)

Click PROCEED. Then, choose the purpose of travel that applies to your trip.

4. Submit the details of your accommodation.

If you’re staying at a hotel

Find the hotel that you booked using the SEARCH BAR. If you can’t find your hotel, check if you have misspelled it. If not, then your hotel is probably not DOT-authorized, which means they are not allowed to operate and you can’t stay there.

For a list of Baguio hotels that have certificate of authorization to operate, check out this post: LIST OF DOT-ACCREDITED HOTELS IN BAGUIO!

If staying with a friend or relative in Baguio

You need to provide the following information:

  1. Your contact person’s name
  2. Your contact’s complete address in Baguio
  3. Your contact’s mobile number

However, staying in a stranger’s residence for a fee is NOT ALLOWED and is punishable by law. If you’re paying for lodging, make sure you book an authorized hotel or inn.

If you’re on a day trip

Choose NOT STAYING OVERNIGHT on the list of options and follow the next steps.


You will be asked questions about your current health (whether you’re experiencing symptoms), exposure history, and other clinical information.

Once done, click SUBMIT.

6. Upload hotel booking confirmation and itinerary.

  1. Hotel reservation (booking confirmation). The hotel must be registered with and authorized by the Department of Tourism and the local government.
  2. Itinerary of your trip.

Once you have uploaded the documents, click CONFIRM.

7. Check your email.

Your application will be reviewed, which can take up to 24 hours.

Once done, you should receive an email confirmation with a link to a QR Coded Tourist Pass (QTP).

Download your QTP. You must either print it or save on your device.

The QTP looks like this:

The QTP is extremely important! Its code is unique to you and it contains your name, photo, and travel dates. When in Baguio, make sure you have it with you all the time. You will need to scan it at certain checkpoints including the triage area, hotel reception, and key attractions around the city.

That’s it! Once you have a QTP, you’re already registered and permitted to visit the city on the designated dates.


Are children / senior citizens allowed to visit?

Yes, as long as they have no health conditions, not pregnant, and no symptoms of COVID-19.

Are there available public transportation options to Baguio?

Yes, visit this page for your options: BAGUIO BUS SCHEDULE!

Within the city, taxis and jeepneys are operational.

Where can we stay in Baguio?

It is highly recommended to book an accommodation with a Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) from the Department of Tourism. Here are just a few of many options:

For more options, check out this post: LIST OF DOT-ACCREDITED HOTELS IN BAGUIO!

If you know a local, you may also stay with a relative or a friend as long as the area is not on hard lockdown. However, staying in a stranger’s residence for a fee is NOT ALLOWED and is punishable by law. If you’re paying for lodging, make sure you book an authorized hotel or inn.

What’s the protocol upon arrival in Baguio?

All tourists must undergo triage upon arrival in Baguio City.

  • YELLOW & PURPLE QTP: Camp John Hay Triage or Central Triage near Baguio Convention Center
  • BLUE QTP: Your booked hotel, which has its own triage
  • GREEN QTP: For passing-through travelers


Present a NEGATIVE COVID-19 test result. This applies to visitors age 18 and above. The test must have been done 72 hours prior to your arrival schedule. If you haven’t taken a COVID-19 test yet, you may opt to take it upon arrival.

You must bring either:

  • a hard copy of your COVID-19 test result taken 72 hours prior to arrival, OR
  • a testing form if you opted to get a COVID-19 test upon arrival.

If you already have a RT-PCR / Rapid Antigen / Saliva test result, this will be verified at the triage along with your health declaration.

If you opted to get a COVID-19 test upon arrival, you would need to provide a copy of your testing form. Antigen test costs P500 for non-residents or tourists. Saliva test is NOT available at the Central Triage. The test can take up to 10 minutes and results will be available after 15 to 30 minutes.


Present Vaccination Card or Certificate. This must show the vaccinating establishment. This is for travelers age 18 and above.

You are considered FULLY VACCINATED only after 14 days from receiving your second dose of a 2-dose vaccine (only one for 1-dose vaccines).


A Certificate of Quarantine Completion issued by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) is also accepted. The certificate must show the vaccination status of the holder.


2020 November 19 – Originally published
2021 March 2 – Removed swab test as requirement. Added passenger bus options. Expanded scope to all tourists from PH.
2021 March 19 – Mandatory negative RT-PCR/Antigen/Saliva test result is reimplemented.
2021 July 5 – Vaccination cards/certificates are now accepted for fully-vaccinated travelers.

Additional words by: Mariah Cruz

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Hi, how about the way going to baguio? What are the requirements sa checkpoint?

Mohamed Hanifa, Mohamed Arif

If I plan to go Baguio with my family, Do I have to get registered each member at VISTA separately

Art Betanio

same question. Hope someone will answer. thanks

anida yuayan

hi….i submitted requirements last march 9.until now they did not reply for us with QR….date travel will be march 15.


What if the visitor wants to stay in baguio for more than 3 days is it allowed?


Where to upload the documents (Hotel booking, itinerary, test results) in the baguio visita account? I cant find it pls help thanks