Updated 29 September 2022
As the pandemic wanes and rises time and again, countries worldwide have adopted several measures to enable safe travelling. While the Philippines has eased most of its travel restrictions, travelling to the country requires passengers to submit essential documents, providing details of stay and health conditions.
One such important travel requisite in the Philippines right now is the One Health Pass. Here is everything you should know about One Health Pass in the Philippines.
What is the One Health Pass?
One Health Pass (OHP) is an online platform that aims to promote the convenient and seamless movement of international travellers arriving from their departure country into the Philippines. All international arrivals to the Philippines are required to register 48 hours prior to undertaking their journey to the Philippines regardless of age, vaccination status, and ports of entry. The OHP is thus one of the key requirements of travelling to the Philippines.
One Health Pass is currently available only via the web portal and there is no app available. However, the OHP is an information system that is mobile responsive and is accessible on smartphones, tablets, laptops or personal computers. In short, you can open the OHP using a mobile or computer internet browser.
Who needs to register for the One Health Pass?
As mentioned, all incoming travellers to the Philippines are mandated to use the One Health Pass registration system. This applies to:
- Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
- Non-OFWs, and
- Foreign Nationals
In short, all passengers bound for the Philippines from abroad regardless of their nationality or profession must apply for the One Health Pass registration to get a QR code and present it to authorities. The Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) will separate all the travelers who can not be verified in OHP registration.
One Health Pass registration tutorial
Registering on the OHP platform means taking into account the allowed period for registration which directly corresponds to your departure date.
When to register
To know when the best time to register, the first thing you need to determine is whether or not you are exempted from the pre-departure testing requirement. Those who are exempted include:
- travellers over the age of 18 who have been fully vaccinated and have had their booster dose
- travellers between the ages of 12 – 17 who are fully vaccinated
- travellers 11 and below
Those meeting the criteria above may register themselves within 48 hours of your departure. For those not exempted from the pre-departure test requirement, they would need to register immediately after receiving their negative result.
How to register
Visit the One Health Pass (OHP) platform at the following link: https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC/
Proceed to provide all the required details as follows:
- full name
- date of birth
- marital status
- next of kin details
- passport number
You will also need to provide your vaccination details, flight plans, and travel history. Upon successful registration, you will be issued a QR code and a transaction number.
Non-OFWs and foreign nationals are required to have secured a pre-booked accredited Quarantine Hotel stay for 10 days.
Note: As per IATF Resolution No. 159 s. 2022, International arriving passengers may no longer be required to observe mandatory facility-based quarantine provided they:
- are able to present a negative Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test taken within forty-eight hours (48hrs) prior to departure from the country of origin.
- are fully vaccinated and have the following proofs of vaccination against COVID-19 recognized under existing IATF regulations:
- World Health Organization International Certificates of Vaccination and Prophylaxis;
- VaxCertPH; or
- National/state digital certificate of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement unless otherwise permitted by the IATF
The mandatory RT-PCR Test on arrival may be booked and paid in advance through Philippine Airport Diagnostic Laboratory (PADLAB) or can be arranged upon arrival.
One Health Pass Declaration Form
The One Health Pass eHDC stands for ‘electronic Health Declaration Card.’ The eHDC must be filled out and submitted electronically by all arriving travellers to the Philippines. Upon successful submission, travellers will be issued an OHP personal QR code which will allow them to board their flight. Upon arrival in the Philippines, travellers must present this QR code for verification.
One Health Pass QR code
The OHP QR code is a code issued after successfully submitting the eHDC electronically. Travellers may take a screenshot or print this to ensure they have a copy of the QR code.
In case travellers weren’t able to promptly take a screenshot, the QR code is also sent to the provided email address during the registration. Travellers may simply open or print this email for presentation at the airport and upon arrival in the Philippines.
One Health Pass transaction number
Along with the QR code, successful registrants will also receive a transaction number via the provided email. The transaction number is required for the registration/submission of eHDC.
One Health Pass swab test result
Once you have received the transaction number, you can easily track the status of your swab test by
- Visiting the official tracking feature on onehealthpass.com
- Enter your last name and transaction number
- Login to view results
One Health Pass validity
Registration is only allowed within three days of your departure date. This means your registered data will be considered invalid if your registration date is not within three days of your actual arrival date.
One Health Pass fee
Registration of OHP is free of charge as it is a feature of the quarantine and border controls for all travellers entering the Philippines that are intended to stop or lessen the local spread of developing infectious illnesses.
One Health Pass for minors
Minors are required to also register for the OHP and must have their own separate document. Parents or guardians are allowed to apply for the OHP on behalf of accompanying minors if they cannot complete it themselves.
One Health Pass edit my profile feature
If you’ve made a mistake during your eHDC submission or would like to make changes to your arrival date, address, or other personal info, you can still edit your data provided your data have yet to be verified by OSS-TGMROF. You can do this through your ‘My Profile’ option.
However, once your data has been verified by BOQ, you will no longer be able to edit your data. If this is the case, you may contact the OSS Monitoring and Action Center (OSS MAC) for your request. You can contact them through the following:
Globe: 0906-236-9425, Smart or Viber: 0968-681-2217, and email at [email protected]
Note that it may take some time for your changes to take effect as proper validation of your request must be satisfied.
One Health Pass BOQ certificate
Once your RT-PCR test result is marked negative, your Unified BOQ Quarantine Certificate is autogenerated in the One Health Pass portal. You will be able to download and print this certificate through the OHP website, by just entering your QR code number and last name.