DOH, BOQ TRANSITION ONEHEALTHPASS TO E-ARRIVAL CARD FOR EASIER TRAVEL

Press Release | October 20, 2022

The Department of Health (DOH), pursuant to the recommendations of the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF), is developing a unified platform that will transition the One Health Pass to the electronic Arrival Card (eArrival Card) to streamline arrival requirements for our travelers. The initiative is done in cooperation with the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) and with the support of the Department of Information & Communications Technology (DICT), Department of Tourism (DOT), and Bureau of Immigration (BI).

“The DOH, through the close monitoring and coordination of the BOQ with other agencies, aims to alleviate our kababayans and inbound travelers from the stress and inconvenience of international travel. Through the eArrival Card, we want to make processing easier and faster while maintaining health regulation and monitoring,” said Health Regulation Team Officer-In-Charge Undersecretary Charade Mercado-Grande.

Inbound travelers to the Philippines can now fill out the eArrival Card within 72 hours prior to departure to avoid inconveniences upon arrival. Pre-registration to the eArrival platform will be mandatory starting November 1, 2022. Further, following discussions to rationalize the required data and information in the forms, only travel details, profile, and health declarations will be requested. After registration, a QR code is then generated as a “scan and go” mechanism to reduce processing time at points of entry.

The eArrival Card is free of charge for all travelers and may be temporarily accessed through the official website onehealthpass.com.ph pending the launch of the new platform and website and its shift to the official government domain.

“Through the eArrival Card, we hope to reduce delays and eliminate inconvenience for our travelers. We likewise aim to support the tourism sector in the country while ensuring the health and safety of both foreign and Filipino travelers.” said DOH Officer-in-Charge Undersecretary Maria Rosario Singh-Vergeire.

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