The Philippines seeks to expedite arrival procedures with the new eTravel System. This exciting new development comes from the Bureau of Immigration’s initiative to minimise requirements when entering and exiting the country. Most airlines will require information from the system before flights, so read on before travelling!
eTravel System streamlines immigration requirements
The new system is an improved COVID-19 precaution for Philippine international airports. Essentially, it is a paperless version of the One Health Pass and condenses requirements for visitors to the Philippines. Bear in mind that registration to its website must be done 72 hours before arrival to the Philippines.
While the system has been active since last year, its full implementation starts on 15 April 2023. Meanwhile, printed cards for departure and arrival cards from One Health Pass will remain active until 1 May 2023.
Airlines implement the improvement
Some airlines will implement the eTravel System much sooner than others. So far, Philippine Airlines and AirAsia Philippines announced that they will implement the system right away. The QR code produced after registration should be presented before departure or during the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) inspection upon arrival.
The eTravel System aims to improve procedure times inside Philippine airports drastically. It will just take a few minutes on the smartphone or laptop. Expect a smooth flight from here on and out!
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