Marcos admin to implement use of new ‘scan-and-go’ eArrival Card starting November 1 — OPS

Marcos admin to implement use of new ‘scan-and-go’ eArrival Card starting November 1 — OPS

By Liezelle Soriano

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MANILA — The Marcos administration will be implementing the use of a new Electronic Arrival Card (eArrival Card) scan-and-go system in the country’s airports to protect the public from Covid19, the Office of the Press Secretary said on Monday.

The Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) begin its implementation on November 1, which requires all inbound travelers to have an e-Arrival Card within 72 hours prior to their departure from their country of origin.

Before departing, arriving tourists should register for an e-Arrival Card at onehealthpass.com.ph or by scanning the QR code on the Department of Health’s recently released poster (DOH).

The DOH released the warning as the BOQ switched from using the One Health Pass (OHP) to the eArrival Card to simplify traveler arrival requirements.

OPS said that the adoption of the eArrival card will make entry to the Philippines more convenient for travelers as it removes unnecessary information fields present in the previous OHP system.

Earlier, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. vowed to support efforts to boost the tourism sector.

“Sa simula’t simula pa lang ay tinukoy na natin ang industriya ng turismo bilang isa sa mga magiging susi natin para pasiglahin muli ang ekonomiya lalo na sa kanayunan. Alam nating lahat kung gaano kalawak ang mabibigyan ng mga negosyo at trabahong malilikha kapag naging matagumpay ang kampanya natin sa turismo,” the President said. (ai/mtvn)

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