ALL INBOUND PASSENGERS to the Phillippines, including infants and minors, are required to get online departure cards via the eTravel portal 72 hours and no later than 3 hours before boarding their flight.
Philippines’ e-Travel platform, an online registration system that seeks to streamline health screening procedures and digitalize data collection processes was officially launched on December 5, 2022. This e-Travel platform has replaced the One Health Permit platform.
The Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration (BI) also announced that they have eliminated paper-based departure cards on May 1, 2023.
What are the Entry Requirements in the Philippines?
All travellers may only register within 3 days (or 72 hours) before entering the Philippines. They must register individually to the eTravel platform (https://etravel.gov.ph). Registration on the e-Travel is free.
What do I need to do after I register?
Take a screenshot or Download your personal QR Code before closing or exiting the eTravel website or application. You will be required to show this QR code to an airline representative before being allowed to board your flight.
Upon arrival in the Philippines, you must present this QR code to the BOQ Quarantine officers for verification.
If you received a QR Code upon registration with eTravel, you are pre-qualified for the express lane upon your arrival at the airport/seaport. This means that there’s no need to show the other documents to the Quarantine Officer.
However, the data are still reviewed and verified by the BOQ before your actual arrival at the airport in case you have submitted wrongful information and/or the supporting documents you have submitted or uploaded, such as the vaccination or COVID-19 test, are incomplete or incorrect, you will be flagged by the BOQ and may still be required to undergo manual verification upon arrival.
Therefore, ensure that you have properly filled out your information and submitted the correct document.
In which cases will I be required to undergo facility-based quarantine?
You will be required to undergo Quarantine if you are one of the following:
1. If you are exhibiting fever or other signs or symptoms related to COVID-19, Monkeypox or other infectious disease pending test confirmation.
2. If you tested POSITIVE on Antigen/RT-PCR Test.
3. If you are partially vaccinated against COVID-19; or
4. If you have signs or symptoms of COVID-19; or
5. If you are a minor but your accompanying parents or guardian is either of the above;
For complete guidance and information about entry requirements, please click here.
The information provided is for general use only and should NOT be taken as Migration Advice. For information about your circumstances, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Milestone Migration for immigration assistance.