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One Health Pass (OHP): Travelers’ guide to Philippines’ travel pass

As the pandemic ebbs and flows, countries around the world have taken a variety of precautions to ensure safe travel. While most travel restrictions in the Philippines have been eased, passengers must still submit necessary documents, including details of their stay and medical conditions.

The One Health Pass is currently a “must” travel requirement in the Philippines. Here’s all you need to know about the Philippines’ One Health Pass.

What is One Health Pass?

One Health Pass (OHP) is an online platform aimed at making international travel to and from the Philippines more convenient and seamless for those arriving at Philippine airports, including Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) and Clark International Airport. The website for the OHP is https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph

After electronically submitting the OHP or the electronic Health Declaration Card (eHDC), you will be given an OHP personal QR code.

Before boarding your flight and traveling to the Philippines, you will require this QR code. You must show this QR code when you arrive in the Philippines to have your submission and data verified.

The One Health Pass is currently only accessible online. It is a mobile-responsive information system and a web-based online platform. All you need to utilize the OHP is a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or personal computer. The OHP can be accessed through a mobile or computer browser.

Who is required to sign up for One Health Pass?

The One Health Pass registration system is required for all international visitors to the Philippines. This applies to the following:

  • Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
  • Non-OFWs
  • Foreign nationals

All international passengers, regardless of nationality or profession, must register for the One Health Pass and submit a QR code to authorities.

Screenshot of the website profile registration.

What documents are needed?

The online system is primarily used for data collection. You must supply correct and vital information about your health and personal background, as your information will be transmitted to the local government, from which you will return.

You must go online to https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/ to complete this activity. Your passport, plane ticket, and immunization card must all be presented at the airport. So bring these items with you on your trip and when you arrive at the airport.

You can fill out the health pass information the day before or on the day of your journey, then print it out to present at the airport and when you arrive in the Philippines. The procedure is outlined in detail below.

OHP Registration Process:

Here is the link on how to register.

Prior arrival time

Step 1:
Visit https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/ to register for the One Health Pass (OHP) and keep track of your transaction number.

Non-OFWs and foreign nationals must plan a 10-day stay at an authorized Quarantine Hotel in advance. This is in accordance with IATF Resolution No. 159.

International arriving travelers may be exempt from mandatory facility-based quarantine as of 2022 if they:

  • are able to provide a negative Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test done within 48 hours of leaving their home country.
  • are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have the following proofs of immunization approved by the IATF:
  • Certificates of vaccination and prophylaxis issued by the World Health Organization;
    or
    Unless otherwise approved by the IATF,
  • a foreign government’s national/state digital certificate that has accepted
  • VaxCertPH under a reciprocal agreement.

The obligatory RT-PCR Test on arrival can be scheduled and paid for ahead of time through the Philippine Airport Diagnostic Laboratory (PADLAB), or it can be done on the spot.

Step 2:
On the day of departure, access the website mentioned above and enter your transaction number to get your One Health Pass (OHP) QR Code, which you must produce at the airport while checking in.

Please keep in mind that only QR codes created on the day of the flight will be accepted.

Receive QR code for One Health Pass

Only after successfully submitting your eHDC will you receive your OHP personal QR code. When your eHDC is successfully submitted, you will see a notification. To be sure you have a copy of this QR code, snap a screenshot or print it.

Your Arrival 
Step 3:
At the arrival gate, show your QR code from your One Health Pass (OHP).

Step 4:
Present your OHP QR Code at the appropriate briefing location listed below:

  • DOT Help Desk for Foreigners and Non-OFWs
  • OWWA Help Desk for Land-based OFWs
  • Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) Help Desk for OFWs who work at sea

Step 5:
Prior to baggage claim and customs inspection, visit the Bureau of Immigration for clearance.

Step 6:
Follow the steps below to get to your transportation service:

  • Non-OFWs and foreigners: take a taxi from the airport
  • OWWA Bus for land-based OFWs
  • Local Manning Agency (LMA) Transportation for OFWs stationed at sea

Step 7:

On the OHP portal, you will receive your COVID-19 test result as well as your quarantine certificate after you have completed your quarantine period. The One Health Pass System will then notify your local government unit that your quarantine period has ended and that you are now free to travel.

Validity of One Health Pass

Only three days prior to your departure date can you register. If your registration date is not within three days of your actual arrival date, your information will be considered invalid.

Verification of One Health Pass swab test results

You will be able to schedule your swab test after successfully registering with the One Health Pass system. By going to the ‘My Profile’ section of the OHP website, you may see your swab schedule.

You can check if your swab test result has been validated once you’ve been swabbed. To do so, visit the ‘Track Swab Test’ portal and enter your QR code number as well as your last name.

Is it possible to make changes to my One Health Pass account?

You can still modify your data if you made a mistake during your eHDC submission or want to change your arrival date, address, or other personal information if it hasn’t been confirmed by OSS-TGMROF. This can be done by going to ‘My Profile’.

You will not be able to alter your data after it has been verified by BOQ. If this is the case, your request should be directed to the OSS Monitoring and Action Center (OSS MAC). You can reach them at [email protected], Globe: 0906-236-9425, Smart or Viber: 0968-681-2217

Your modifications may take some time to take effect because proper validation of your request is required.

One BOQ certificate (Health Pass)

Your Unified BOQ Quarantine Certificate has generated automatically via the One Health Pass site once your RT-PCR test is deemed negative. By simply inputting your QR code number and last name on the OHP website, you will be able to download and print your certificate.

Benefits and features

Travelers would no longer need to complete a lot of paperwork if the One Health Pass system was implemented, reducing their stay and waiting time at the airport’s holding area. This reduces their exposure to others in the area, preventing them from catching the virus, which is especially important for individuals who will be returning home to their families. KMB/Expat Media


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