Learn More: eArrival Card
Culture and history abound in the Philippines. No wonder the country is so high on everyone’s bucket list! However, before going, you should check the requirements to enter the Philippines. One of these requirements is obtaining the Philippines eArrival Card.
The Philippines government requests that all domestic and foreign nationals present this document before departure or upon arrival in the country. This document helps health authorities track and locate COVID-19 infection hotspots. In the past, this document was known as the Philippines Health Pass.
Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about obtaining the card, how to fill in the application form, and other Philippine government requirements.
What is the Philippines eArrival Card?
All travelers have to present a Philippines eArrival Card upon entry to the country. This document replaces the Philippines Health Pass and is mandatory to get before traveling to the country, regardless of nationality or health status.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines introduced the form to help the health and immigration authorities protect public health and control the spread of COVID-19 within the country. During the application process, you must declare if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you've recently been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Please note that the Philippines eArrival Card is NOT a substitute for a visa. You will still need to apply for a valid Philippine visa to enter the country, if applicable to your nationality. Please check all Philippines visa requirements at your local Philippine embassy or consulate.
Who must get the Philippines eArrival Card?
Each person wishing to enter the Philippines, whether you’re a Philippine citizen or foreign national, must fill out the form to get the Philippines eArrival Card within 72 hours before departure.
Validity of the Philippines eArrival Card
The Philippines Arrival Card is a Single Entry document and is valid for 30 days after arrival after being issued. The application is done 100% online and only takes a few minutes of your time.
Simply fill in the form with your information, such as a valid foreign passport number and health details, and then receive the document via email. If you leave the country and wish to re-enter later, you must apply for this document again.
A Philippine visa determines the length of your stay in the Philippines. The Philippines Arrival Card doesn’t replace the tourist visa. If you’re not sure what the validity of your visa is, check your information with a consular officer at the Philippine consulate or embassy.
Required information and documents for the Philippines eArrival Card
You must upload the following documents to process the Philippines eArrival Card:
Valid passport details: You must have a passport valid for at least six months after arrival in the Philippines.
Valid email address: As part of the online process, the Philippines Health Declaration Form is an electronic document that will be sent to your email address once approved.
Debit or credit card to pay the online fee: You can pay the processing fees with a debit or credit card.
Negative pre-departure PCR COVID-19 test result (if applicable): * Only needed when the traveler is not fully vaccinated (at least two doses).
Medical proof of COVID-19 vaccination (if applicable): At least two doses or proof of booster dose.
Do Philippine Immigration Authorities require the eArrival Card for transits?
No, transiting travelers who do not plan to enter the country are not required to present the Philippines Arrival Card. However, if you do have to leave the airport and enter the country for any reason, you can request the form at the airport and fill it out on the spot.
How do I apply for the Philippines Arrival Card online with iVisa?
Applying for the Philippines Arrival Card with iVisa is easy and takes just a few minutes of your time. Just follow the three simple steps below, and finish organizing your trip while we sort out your travel document.
Step 1: Fill out the information requested in the online form on iVisa. When finished, select the preferred processing time.
Step 2: Next, it is important to check that all your information is correctly filled out to proceed with the payment process.
Step 3: Finally, upload the necessary documents. When you finish, click the ‘Submit’ button.
After submitting, you'll receive an email confirmation with the estimated approval date. You will receive the approved eArrival Card via email. You must present it to immigration officials on arrival with a valid visa for the Philippines (if applicable).
It is recommended that you save the eArrival Card QR code to your mobile device, or print it out, in case you do not have internet access.
Visa processing time and visa fee for the Philippines eArrival Card
Like with visa applications, we offer different processing times, depending on your needs. You can select any of the following three processing times for the Philippines eArrival Card:
Standard Processing Time: This option takes a maximum of 24 hours, ideal for those who do not need their eArrival Card urgently.
Rush Processing Time: This express option takes just 4 hours and is perfect for travelers who are leaving for their trip the next day.
Super Rush Processing Time: This option takes 30 minutes, suitable for travelers who urgently need to obtain their Arrival Card.
Please note that the processing fees can change depending on your nationality, the best way to find out is to begin the application process to determine how much you will be charged.
Traveling with minors to the Philippines
The eArrival Card is mandatory for all travelers, like a visa application form. This means that children also have to apply for this document according to the Philippine Bureau of Immigration. Parents or legal guardians are responsible for filling out the form on their children’s behalf.
Who can I contact if I need help?
The iVisa team is available 24/7 to help you! Please get in touch with our customer service team or email us at [email protected] if you have any questions about the eArrival Card or any other visa application process.
Required Documents to Apply
The Philippines One Health Pass is a mandatory health declaration form for any traveler wishing to enter the country.
This travel document does not replace a visa.
You can transit through the Philippines without this pass.
Children need to apply for The Philippine One Health Pass.
You can apply for this travel document upon arrival or prior to departure.
It takes around 10 minutes to apply for this document with iVisa. Is super easy!
Any traveler is eligible for this pass.
iVisa is a legitimate company and is accredited and recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). For more information see the FAQs below.
My application for the Philippines eArrival Card couldn’t be completed due to an error. What now?
What can I do if my Philippines application for the eArrival Card has been canceled or rejected?
iVisa has a rigorous review process for all applications. Our expert team will check your application carefully and the attached documentation before it’s submitted to the Philippines authorities. Still, if government officials find any errors, and cancel or reject your application, iVisa has got you covered. You will receive a full refund of the iVisa processing fee for rejected applications, however, government fees won’t be included.
Try again and apply for the Philippines eArrival Card with iVisa.
Can I use the same QR code/barcode for my next trip to the Philippines?
According to the Philippines authorities, you must get a new QR code for every future trip to the country. The Republic Act 10173, or the Data Privacy Act, demands that all sensitive information be deleted from the eArrival Card database after completing the process.
In other words, once you use the QR code to enter the Philippines, it will be erased, and you need to apply again for the next trip.
I didn't have time to complete the eArrival Card before arriving in the Philippines. What should I do?
I have not received my confirmation email for the Philippines eArrival Card. What now?
How do processing times work?
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