The implementation of the One Health Pass rule for travelers and returning overseas Filipinos starts on September 1.
Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) Director Roberto Salvador Jr. said the rule implementation kick off “will be a big help to our fellowmen going home to the Philippines since it will reduce the inconvenience they encounter going home.”
At the Laging Handa public briefing Monday, Salvador said the One Health Pass automates all the processes as travelers can register at OneHealthPass via https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC.
The program, he said, aims for a paperless set of procedures where travelers and returning overseas Filipinos (ROFs) would need to register from their point of origin on the electronic health declaration checklist only once.
Under its system, all information would be passed on to concerned government agencies such as Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Department of Tourism, Maritime Industry Authority, Philippine Coast Guard, and Overseas Shipping Service. The information will be passed on continuously and be used until they get home to their LGU), he explained.
Salvador said the two-week trial of the One Hospital Pass has resulted in 80% registration compliance from travelers at their point of origin, even as one of the challenges encountered during the trial was the unstable internet connection at the local airports in the country.
He assured that the One Health Pass program is user-friendly, requiring only personal and other information like flight details.