The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has finally gotten around to using digital tools to simplify arrival requirements for Filipinos traveling from abroad.
BI recently announced that Filipinos returning to the Philippines will only need to fill in details in the eTravel online pass, which merges the information required in immigration and health declaration forms that travelers used to fill out by hand.
The eTravel website went online beginning December 2, 2022 while the old One Health Pass website—which contained health declaration forms—will be deactivated.
“The eTravel platform will host the electronic version of the paper Arrival Card that travelers must submit upon arrival in the Philippines for immigration clearance. Starting 05 December 2022, the Bureau of Immigration will discontinue using the paper Arrival Card,” the bureau said. “All travelers will be required to provide their arrival information and health declaration through the eTravel portal.”