The OneHealthPass, launched by the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr), is now mandatory starting this month, as a means to make international travel to the country easier.
In a recent statement, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced the decision following a meeting with the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF).
The platform requires those coming from other countries, to the Philippines, fill out the OneHealthPass Declaration Form to generate their unique QR code for travel.
It aims to make the arrival of international passengers from their destination of origin into the country seamless and more convenient.
Required by the BQR, it has been in use since last month to trace all international arrivals entering Manila, Laoag and Davao, in particular.
Health declaration forms on the platform are individually filled out, even requiring travelling children to have their own QR code, to ensure complete documentation.
According to Philippine Airlines (PAL), all information collected through OneHealthPass is not processed by them, but by the BQR.
The platform will remain a requirement until the state of national public health emergency due to Covid19, has been lifted.