Philippines to roll out unified e-Travel QR Code for seamless travel

Starting May 10

Passengers arriving in or departing from the Philippines will soon experience a seamless customs process with the upcoming implementation of a unified QR Code in the e-Travel System.

Starting on May 10, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) will roll out a single QR Code across all international airports in the country.

The BOC said that passengers can now fill out electronic forms online before their trip using either the e-Travel website or the eGovPH app, up to three days prior to their arrival or departure.

Each passenger will receive a QR code for travel clearance. When they arrive or depart, they need to show their passport to the Immigration Officer for registration and the QR code to the Customs Officer for clearance.

Arriving passengers must complete the electronic Customs Baggage Declaration Form, while passengers carrying more currency than allowed must fill out the electronic Currencies Declaration Form, whether arriving or departing.