Individuals who are planning to get a yellow card or International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis (ICVP) will face penalties if they submit fake documents, the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) warned.
“Mahigpit tayo. Meron tayong mga pinapatupad na ways para masigurado na hindi talagang makapag submit ng peke na dokumento yung mga gustong kumuha ng yellow card (We are strict. We have implemented ways to ensure that those who want to get a yellow card cannot submit fake documents),” said BOQ Director Dr. Roberto Salvador in an interview over radio DZBB on Sunday, August 15.
“Pinapaalala natin kapag nag forge kayo, nag submit ng peke, pwede po kayong mademanda at ma-revoke po ang passport niyo o matanggal sa trabaho (We are reminding the public that if they forge or submit a fake document, they can be sued, their passport could be revoked, or they could be fired from their jobs),” he added.
The yellow card provides details of the vaccination history of an individual. This can be presented by individuals—who need to travel abroad—to their country of destination.
On Saturday, the BOQ appealed to the public to refrain from applying for a “yellow card” if they do not have a scheduled trip abroad—to ensure that those individuals who have an immediate schedule to travel overseas will have a slot in getting the said document.