Here are answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) by tourists looking to book a trip to Sagada. (AS OF JANUARY 26, 2022)

COVID-19 ALERT LEVEL RESTRICTIONS

With the elevation of the province of Mountain Province to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 status, only tourists 18-65 years old who have completed all necessary requirements shall be allowed to enter Sagada.

This shall take effect for as long as Mountain Province is under Alert Level 4 status (Jan 21-31, 2022 unless extended).

What are the requirements for tourists entering Sagada?
  • Vaccination card indicating full vaccination
    • Children aged 11 and below are exempted from this requirement.
  • Negative Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result valid up to 1 day after date of release
    • If you are taking your RAT outside of Sagada, it must be with an Official Receipt (OR) from any of the following:
      • Any medical government office (RHU, City Health Office, MHO, PHO)
      • Any Philippine hospital
    • You may also opt to take your RAT at the border of Sagada at Php 960 per test. Testing will only be open from 8AM to 5PM daily.
    • As an alternative to RAT, guests may also present a negative RT-PCR test result valid 48 hours since date of release
  • Registration at the Umali Kayo Registration Portal
    • All tourists (including minors) entering Sagada must be registered in Umali Kayo prior to arrival.
    • Please be reminded that a pre-requisite to online registration is at least a 1-night booking in a DOT-accredited and LGU-certified accommodation establishment
      • You may see a list of accredited accommodation establishments here.

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I am fully vaccinated, do I still need to present a negative COVID-19 test result?

Yes.

How do I register in the Umali Kayo Registration Portal?
  • First, you must book at least a 1 night stay in a DOT-accredited and LGU-certified accommodation establishment.
    • If you do not yet have an accommodation, you may choose from the list here.
  • After securing your booking, your accommodation will give you an access code which you will use to be able to register in the Umali Kayo Registration Portal.
    • Your code should contain the letters CN followed by six numbers (e.g. CN123456)
    • Each code will accommodate up to 2 persons (i.e. 2 different people may use the same code for registration).
      • Make sure to ask for the right number of codes for your group. If you are 10 in your group, then you need 5 codes, if you are 5, then you need 3 codes — and so forth.
      • ALL individuals in your group, including minors must be registered online prior to your arrival.
    • Double check your details and make sure you have a stable internet connection to avoid problems in registration.
    • Please be reminded that online registration must be accomplished at least 2 days prior to arrival so be sure to plan your trip ahead of time.
  • After completing your registration, print your Registration Summary and generate your QR code to be presented at the border of Sagada.
    • Each guest or tourist must have his or her own individual Registration Summary or QR Code.

What are the tours currently allowed in Sagada?
  • You may check a list of available tours here.

How do I book a tour?

  • You may book a tour online here.
  • You may also book your tours at the Tourist Information Office in Sagada which will be open from 8AM to 4PM.

Are the prices for the tours charged per group or per individual?

  • The tours are charged per group of five (5). If your group is more than five, then you would have to book an additional tour to accommodate all individuals in your group.

Are the caves and waterfalls open?

  • The caves, waterfalls, Kiltepan Viewpoint and Lake Danum are currently closed as of the moment.

Is there a registration fee for tourists?

Yes, the current registration fee for tourists is Php 100 each. You may pay this fee at the Tourism Hub in Sagada or at the Tourist Information Office.

After paying your registration fee, you will be provided with a tourist ID and a tourist kit.

Are tourists onboard public transportaion allowed?

As of January 07, 2022, all public transportation groups and corporations bound to Sagada are temporarily suspended from ferrying and servicing tourists entering the municipality, until further notice.

I will be driving to Sagada; what route options do I have?
  • Option 1: Passing through the Baguio-Halsema Highway-Sagada route.
    • If you will only be passing through Baguio City, please register here.
    • If you will be staying in Baguio City before coming to Sagada, please register here.
    • Check Google maps directions here.
  • Option 2: Take the Tagudin-Cervantes-Sabangan-Dantay-Sagada route.
    • Check Google Maps directions here.
  • Option 3: Take the Nueva Ecija-Nueva Vizcaya-Ifugao-Mountain Province route.
    • Check Google Maps directions here.
  • Option 4: (For those coming from the Northern Regions) Take the Tabuk-Mountain Province route.
    • Check Google Maps directions here.

To avoid any delays in your entry, please make sure to:

  • Take the Dantay-Sagada road when entering the Municipality of Sagada and the South Road when exiting.
  • Plan accordingly so your time of arrival in Sagada (ETA) will be between 8AM to 5PM.

Are day stays allowed?

Currently, day tours are not yet allowed. Tourists intending to only pass through are also not allowed.

All tourists are required to stay at least 1 night in Sagada.

I am an APOR on official business, do I still need to register in the Umali Kayo Registration Portal?

Yes, if you will be staying overnight. Please select APOR as your purpose of visit when you register.

Please do not forget to present your travel order upon arrival at the border. You are also reminded that since your purpose is for official business, you will not be allowed to do any of the tours. If you intend to tour during your travel, you will have to register as a tourist and comply with tourist requirements instead.