Here’s one way to get to Baguio without a car during the pandemic

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by Drei Laurel | Oct 22, 2020
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Planning a trip to Baguio City already? If so, there’s a convenient new way to get to the country’s summer capital without bringing your own car you may want to check out.

Booktouristvan.com is a new online platform powered by Biyaheroes that lets travelers pre-book van trips to destinations like Clark, Cabanatuan, Pangasinan, and yes, Baguio City. Below are the routes currently available for booking:

  1. SM Mall of Asia to Cabanatuan – P550 per person
  2. Cabanatuan to SM Mall of Asia – P550 per person
  3. SM Mall of Asia to SM Rosales – P770 per person
  4. SM Rosales to SM Mall of Asia – P770 per person
  5. SM Mall of Asia to Clark or Dau – P450 per person
  6. Clark or Dau to SM Mall of Asia – P450 per person
  7. Baguio City to Dau – P660 per person
  8. Dau to Baguio City – P660 per person
  9. Baguio City to Clark – P660 per person
  10. Clark to Baguio City – P660 per person
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Basically, a trip to Baguio City from Metro Manila will have you riding a van from SM Mall of Asia to Clark (or Dau), and all the way to the City of Pines from there. Total cost: P1,100.

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There are a few things to keep in mind, though. Obviously, the use of face shields and masks is required, and individuals with a recorded temperature above 37.3 degrees will not be permitted to travel. Social distancing is also required during trips.

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What’s more, you can’t just head to Baguio on a whim. Guests have to register at the city’s Visita online portal and must have reservations at a local hotel with an accredited travel agency. Residents returning to Baguio City are also required to register at a separate website. Booktouristvan.com also says there may be other requirements depending on your destination and on the local government’s protocols.

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So, do you think its safe to travel around the country already?

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