More scam in the Philippines: Website charges fee for travelers’ One Health Pass

A website with ads appearing on top of Google searches for “One Health Pass” has been charging fees for arriving airline passengers to access One Health Pass, a health declaration form that’s available for free.

Netizens have been advised to avoid clicking on the ad page, which appears on top of the government-run website for One Health Pass.

“Traveling to/returning to the Philippines? BEWARE: Registration with One Health Pass is required before entering the Philippines but it doesn’t require payment,” ABS-CBN reporter Mike Navallo said as he exposed the scam.

He tried to fill up the paid form and it was persistently asking for his payment for the service, even if it is a free service from the national government.

A Twitter user got scammed by as much as $70 from this scheme.

Another made a different call: “Remove the stupid requirement. It’s useless. May passport ka na. Your address is on that. And you enter your details sa immigration.”