Non-essential travel to Baguio City and the Benguet towns of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba and Tublay (BLISTT) has been suspended from today (September 23) to October 3 to curb the rising cases of Covid-19 in those areas.
Mayors of these areas jointly issued an advisory limiting the movement of people and the entry of non-residents for non-essential travel as this city and Benguet province are placed under Alert Level 4.
Residents traveling within and between the BLISTT are required to present documents showing that they are authorized persons outside residence (APORs) or are moving around for essential reasons.
“Residents who wish to travel to access essential goods and services may do so on designated schedules that shall be provided by their respective local government units (LGUs),” the advisory read.
Cargo, delivery and logistics services for essential or non-essential goods will continue.
Meantime, persons 17 years old and below, senior citizens aged 65 and above, and immuno-compromised persons are encouraged to avoid unnecessary travels outside their homes, except for other purposes such as medical reasons.
Travelers going in and out of Baguio City are also advised to pass Marcos Highway and avoid the Asin-Nangalisan-San Pascual highway which is intended only for essential cargo.
The advisory was agreed upon by the mayors in a meeting on September 21 in an effort to protect residents and curb the spread of the disease.