Why choose between safety and travel when you can have both? Encouraging tourism growth and resident wellness, Baguio City is now offering COVID-19 booster shots for tourists who plan to visit.
On 29 Jan 2022, the Baguio Tourism Office posted this update on its official Facebook page. It read, “Free booster shots for tourists and all non-resident visitors, except for senior citizens (A2) and persons with comorbidities (A3).”
How to avail Baguio’s COVID-19 booster shots
You may get boostered in any of the vaccination centres in Baguio City. Make sure to follow the steps below:
- Pre-register for vaccination via the official Baguio City website. Save the QR code.
- Bring your QR code, valid ID with a photo, and proof of initial vaccination doses (e.g., vaccination card or certificate).
- Your last dose must be at least three months before your scheduled booster shot.
- Take note of the existing Baguio travel protocols here.
Schedule of booster shots for Baguio tourists
As of 31 Jan, here are the available schedules for Baguio travellers:
Vaccination centre: SM City B1 Parking
- 31 Jan, 8am to 2pm
- 2 Feb, 8am to 2pm
- 5 Feb, 8am to 2pm
Vaccination centre: Baguio Country Club Cordillera Hall
- 1 Feb, 8am to 2pm
Vaccination centre: University of Baguio Gymnasium
- 3 Feb, 8am to 2pm
- 4 Feb, 8am to 2pm
As of writing, Baguio City is under Alert Level 3 until 15 Feb. Leisure travel is therefore limited to visitors with approved QTPs.
Ensuring safety protocols, Baguio City now requires negative COVID-19 test results from all travellers coming from Alert Level 3 areas. For more information, read this. You may also inquire through the official Facebook page of Baguio V.I.S.I.T.A. (Visitor Information and Travel Assistant) here.
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