Travel protocols against Covid for Filipinos heading back home
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Filipinos arriving in the Philippines from the Kingdom of Bahrain are required to undergo a 10-day quarantine at a government-approved hotel or facility. Travellers shall also undergo an RT-PCR COVID-19 test on the seventh day of their quarantine stay in compliance with Philippine government regulations.
Day 1 starts on arrival date. Bahrain is not included in the list of 10 countries where travellers coming from them are banned from entering the Philippines. And to reduce inconvenience they encounter going home, particularly easing the process of mandatory COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements, Filipinos are advised to register with One Health Pass online portal.
Those arriving via international flights should log in at https://www.onehealthpass. com.ph/ and fill out the corresponding form three days before travelling to the Philippines to generate a transaction number. The One Health Pass portal is user-friendly requesting only for personal details and other information like flight details.
Aiming for a paperless set of procedures, incoming travellers to the Philippines would need to register from their point of origin on the electronic health declaration checklist only once. All information would be passed on to concerned government agencies such as Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Department of Tourism, Maritime Industry Authority, Philippine Coast Guard, and Overseas Shipping Service.
A day prior to boarding the flight to the Philippines, the passenger will be required to fill out an electronic health declaration checklist and will be given a QR code. When they arrive in the country, the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) will check the QR code. The system in getting clearance from the bureau will be paperless.