By Martin Sadongdong, December 2, 2022; Manila Bulletin

The national government said that it has launched the eTravel portal where travelers to the Philippines and returning residents can provide all their arrival information and health declaration requirements using a single platform.

Aiming to streamline the government’s entry procedures and data collection processes for inbound passengers, the government said that the eTravel portal was made accessible to the public on Friday, Dec. 2, effectively replacing the former

The portal can be accessed through and it contains the “Health Declaration Checklist” of the Department of Health-Bureau of Quarantine (DOH-BoQ), the government said.

According to the government, the eTravel platform will host the electronic version of the paper “Arrival Card” that travelers must submit upon arrival in the Philippines for immigration clearance.

The government said that the Bureau of Immigration will discontinue the use of paper Arrival Card beginning Monday, Dec. 5, as all travelers will be required to provide their arrival information and health declaration through the eTravel portal.

“Registration on the eTravel platform is free. The public is warned against transacting with any entities or websites soliciting payments and fees of any kind as these are in no way related to the official eTravel platform of the Philippine Government,” the government said.