MANILA, Philippines — Filipino and foreign travelers arriving in the Philippines are encouraged to use the One Health Pass system which automates all processes such as medical declaration and quarantine procedures prior to arrival.
On Monday (August 30), Bureau of Quarantine (BOC) Director Roberto Salvador Jr. said the system has yielded some positive feedback from registrants in its two-week trial run specifically because the processing time for arrival passengers has been shortened.
“Maganda po ang turnout ng pilot natin [sa One Health Pass]. More than 2 weeks po tayong nagta-trial, ngayon po ay umakyat na po tayo sa more than 80% ang nagko-comply na mag-register,” Salvador said adding that since the portal is user-friendly, traveling to the Philippines has been made even more convenient.
Arriving travelers may log in to the OneHealthPass portal three days before arrival to the Philippines.
A transaction number and a QR code will be provided which the traveler may present upon arrival in the Philippines.
“Within 3 days po before mag-travel sa Pilipinas, mag-log in na po sa onehealthpass.com.ph natin para makakuha kayo ng transaction number,” the official said.
“Then 24 hours po or kapag nasa airport na kayo, bago mag-board, dapat po i-fill up naman ang health declaration checklist,” he added.
Upon arrival, travelers would need to attend an orientation and get an immigration clearance, before heading to their quarantine hotel.
Once they finish quarantine, they will receive their COVID-19 test result and quarantine certificate.
The OneHealthPass system, then, will notify their local government of destination as proof that the travelers have been cleared.
“Marami na po tayong magagandang nakukuhang feedback galing po sa mga umuwi nating mga OFW,” Director Salvador said.
“Nakikiusap kami sa mga gustong kumuha ng yellow card na kung maaari po, ang kukuha lang muna ay ang mga paalis na, may mga OEC na, o ‘yung mga may ticket na po,” he said.