UPDATE: Please note that this One Health Pass procedure is no longer working and all travellers to the Philippines must register for an eTravel card. Please follow this guide for reference – eTravel Card Registration for Travellers to Philippines
As more Filipinos from various parts of the world, including Canada, go back to their home country due to the ease of their travel restrictions, authorities in the Philippines are working on ways to accommodate them in a way that’s convenient for them. The easiest way to get in touch with the BQ is through their website, which is called One Health Pass. This system is a part of their official website.
From September 1, 2021, the One Health Pass will be accepted at airports and entry points across the country. This app will be used by groups of people who are already registered with it.
- Guide in One Health Pass Registration for Filipinos
- What is the One Health Pass?
- What are the Requirements?
- Features and Benefits
- Step by Step Guide One Health Pass Registration for Filipinos (5 Steps)
- Video: Step-by-Step Guide For One Health Pass Registration
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding the One Health Pass (OHP)
- Final Thoughts
- Contact Information
Guide in One Health Pass Registration for Filipinos
The Philippines has developed a streamlined travel system that will make it easier for its nationals to enter and exit the country. If you’re traveling to or from Canada, you’ll need to be familiar with this system to guarantee that your journey is safe and well-monitored. This technique will help protect the Filipino workers’ safety.
What is the One Health Pass?
One Health Pass is an online system that makes traveling to and from the Philippines more secure and much easier, especially during these times. It has been launched in September 2021.
What are the Requirements?
You must enter all the necessary details to ensure that your data is secure and accurate.
Go to the One Health Pass website (https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/) and fill out all of the required forms. Once done, submit your travel documents, such as your passport, plane ticket, and immunization card, at the airport (a screenshot will do at the airport.
According to the Bureau of Quarantine, travelers and returning Filipinos would be subject to this new system beginning September 1, 2021. (BOQ). To provide a pleasant travel experience, all Filipinos leaving or returning to the country, whether for work or travel, marine or land-based, must register on this system.
Features and Benefits
One Health Pass reduces the need for travelers to bring a lot of paperwork. It also helps reduce their contact exposure by limiting their stay within the airport.
The airport also has access to this digital platform. It saves you time and helps you save money on connection fees.
The system includes a number of features that enable you to track and record all of your information in a secure cloud. This reduces the requirement for manually enconding or filling out forms to acquire and verify all the needed info. It also permits you to concentrate on getting ready to return to work if you’re an OFW travelling abroad.
Step by Step Guide One Health Pass Registration for Filipinos (5 Steps)
Step 1: Travelers arriving in the country should visit the One Health Pass website (https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/) at least five (5) days in advance to get a transaction number.
Important: Non-OFWs and foreign nationals must make a ten-day reservation at a Quarantine Hotel. Go to www.onehealthpass.com.ph/quarantinehotels/ and search for the list of approved hotels to find out which ones you can book at. OFWs will be sponsored by the OWWA.
Step 2: Once your record has been accepted by the system, take a screenshot of it. You must show this at the airport when you arrive in the Philippines. As a result, it is recommended that you register before entering the country to ensure a seamless transaction.
Step 3: A health declaration checklist must be completed within 24 hours of your flight or before boarding.
Arrival at the Airport
Step 4: When you arrive, show your OHP personal QR code for arrival and hotel assignment. You will then be directed to an immigration official-led orientation before being awarded an immigration clearance and directed to the quarantine hotel.
Step 5: Proceed to the Immigration Bureau to clear your arrival, then to baggage claims and customs inspection.
- The One Health Pass System will then notify your local government unit that your quarantine period is finished and you are now free to travel internationally.
Step 6: You will need to get on a pre-arranged or accredited transportation service.
Step 7: Following the completion of your quarantine period, you will be given your COVID-19 test result as well as a quarantine certificate.
- Airport Taxi: Non-OFW and foreigners
- OWWA Bus: OFW Land-based
- LMA: OFW sea-based (Seafarers)
The Bureau of Quarantine, in cooperation with the One-Stop Shop for the management of Returning Overseas Filipinos, is implementing the One Health Pass to further ease the processes related to international travel. pic.twitter.com/gtGZqczInD
— Philippine Embassy in the USA (@philippinesusa) August 30, 2021
Video: Step-by-Step Guide For One Health Pass Registration
In this video, the vlogger talks about the various requirements and steps in registering for the One Health Pass, an important requirement for returning and exiting Filipinos. This new system requires all OFWs and overseas Filipinos to register using either their official website or via the app.
Aside from the One Health Pass, you also need to comply with other requirements before you can enter the Philippines. The goal of the system is not to put more burden on travellers during this time, but to make the entry and exit in the Philippines more organized, safe, and seamless.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding the One Health Pass (OHP)
Because this is still a relatively new system, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions concerning the OHP.
- Is there a cost to sign up for the system?
No, there are no fees associated with registering on the system. You will only need to provide information online and submit your data for national and local record-keeping, tracking, and monitoring reasons during your return to or exit from the country. As a result, you must provide up-to-date and accurate information about your job, health, and status as an OFW/Filipino citizen.
- When should I sign up for the system?
This should ideally be done before boarding your aircraft. You can, however, sign up in the system three days before your scheduled departure. You can do this as late as when you get at the airport. The health declaration form must be completed at least 24 hours before your flight. Bring a copy of your immunization certificate from the nation you are visiting. A screenshot of the actual or digital copy of the certificate would sufficient.
- Is there anything else I need to bring with me when I get at the airport?
Yes, typical documentation like passports, airline tickets, and now your immunization certificate must be presented at the airport upon arrival. It is vital that you fill out the registration and health declaration forms on the One Health Pass website to save time at the airport, but you may still complete these papers upon arrival – better do it early and in the comfort of your own home (up to three days before your arrival in the Philippines).
- Is it necessary for me to download the app in order to register?
The One Health Pass is an online system that allows you to enter all of your personal, travel, and health information, as well as your immunization status. All of this information will be logged in a system that airport officials and anyone who will receive you in your hometown or local government unit can access.
- I’m not classified as an OFW, but a vacationing Filipino citizen. Do I also need to register?
Yes, all travellers entering or leaving the Philippines, whether for work or leisure, must complete the system’s form. OFWs must be careful to indicate this in the form because the OWWA will assign them to a quarantine facility/hotel. All other travellers must note in their form that they are travelling to the Philippines of their own initiative and will bear any expenses that may arise as a result, in accordance with local government rules.
There’s no doubt about it: it’s a wonderful thing that borders are beginning to ease up, including here in Canada. This implies that people who have not yet left their homes, particularly OFWs, can now book flights back home to spend time with their relatives. However, certain requirements and conditions must be followed in order for this to occur. One of these is signing up for the One Health Pass. We hope that by following the instructions laid out in this guide, our kababayans in Canada will be able to travel to and from the Philippines with ease, especially now that the holiday season is upon us all.
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One Stop Shop Hotline Numbers
Mobile: 0917-876-8573 | 0917-802-2224 | 0906-592-1157
Telephone: (+63 2) 8877-1109 loc. 3079 | (+63 2) 8823-0669
Coast Guard Public Affairs Office
Address: 139 25th Street, Port Area, Manila 108, Philippines
Bureau of Quarantine
Address: 25th and A.C, Delgado St, Port Area, Manila, 1018 Metro Manila
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
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