The Philippines will start implementing the use of the electronic arrival card (e-Arrival card) scan-and-go system in the country’s airports on Nov. 1, the Palace announced on Monday.

In a news release, the Palace said the Bureau of Quarantine would require all inbound travelers to have an e-Arrival card within 72 hours prior to their departure from their country of origin.

Arriving travelers should use to register for an e-Arrival Card prior to their departure.

The DOH issued the advisory as the Bureau of Quarantine transitions from the One Health Pass (OHP) to the e-Arrival Card to streamline arrival requirements for travelers.

“The adoption of the e-Arrival Card will make entry to the Philippines more convenient for travelers as it removes unnecessary information fields present in the previous OHP system,” the Palace said.

The Philippines opened its borders to fully vaccinated tourists, including foreigners, earlier this year.

Airline passengers are no longer required to present negative Covid-19 tests since May. John Ezekiel J. Hirro