Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) border personnel reported a total of 1,445 tourists who have been denied entry for the whole month of September due to the lack of travel requirements.
In a report, local officials also flagged two colorum vehicles that were apprehended by the police during the same period. According to the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Chief, this is part of their intensified implementation of lockdown protocol in the city to curb the spread of COVID-19.
In a presentation to Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong, majority of those who were refused entry were caught at the Marcos Highway border with 670 cases followed by Tiptop (241), Tuba Viewdeck (146), Longlong Tacay (121), Magsaysay (114), Irisan (103), Ambiong (35), Tuding (9) and Asin Tadiangan (6).
However, no travelers presenting fake documents were apprehended.