June 23, 2022

One Health Pass Experience

Update: In response to the IATF directive, the One Health Pass is officially replaced with the electronic Travel (eTravel).  

This is what we used when we came back from Vietnam this December. Just go to https://etravel.gov.ph/ website and fill-out the form. Save the QR code because the airline staff will asked for this before check-in. 

Traveling is already costly and now it is even more expensive to travel because of COVID19 and war. Visas, travel insurance, and flight tickets increased their prices. Ramdam na ramdam ko yung gastos when I started planning for our Norway trip so I was happy when Norway already removed the RT-PCR test, a week before we left the Philippines. 

But going back to the Philippines is a different story because our country is requiring a negative test result. Wahh! I know it is for safety but I just felt na safe lang siya if the passenger will only take one flight since alam mo lahat ng sakay has negative swab test results. But in our case, we need to take 3 airplanes and mga nakasabay namin sa 2 airplanes (domestic and international), wala naman required negative swab test results because we have different destinations. 

“1. Passenger is able to present a negative Reverse Transcription - Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test taken within 48 hours or a negative laboratory-based Antigen test taken within 24 hours, prior to departure from the country of origin.  

2. Fully vaccinated and must have the following proofs of vaccination against COVID-19 recognized under existing IATF regulations; 

A. World Health Organization International Certificates of Vaccination and Prophylaxis  
B. VaxcertPH  
C. National/state digital certificate of the foreign government which has accepted VaxCertPH under a reciprocal arrangement unless otherwise permitted by the IATF”  

Also, the swab test in Norway is not cheap and it is not available everywhere. So we have to book a hotel and schedule an appointment at Kry.no just to get a medical certificate that I need to upload for One Health Pass. 

995NOK - Antigen Rapid Test 
2490NOK - Express Rapid RT-PCR Test 

Nakakapanghina ng tuhod ang presyo ng swab test, mas mahal pa sa Schengen Visa and Schengen Travel Insurance namin. Ang mahal umuwi ng Pilipinas. Waah! 

Several days before our flight, I was glad when I read that we no longer need a negative swab test since we are fully vaccinated. Yey, God is so good because it happened before our flight to the Philippines. Nagastusan man ako sa hotel (dahil nabook ko na agad) at least nakatipid ako sa swab tests. 

“FULLY Vaccinated* International travelers bound to the Philippines are NO LONGER REQUIRED to undergo facility-based quarantine and EXEMPTED from PRESENTING Pre-departure COVID-19 Negative Test Result (RT-PCR/Antigen Test) as per IATF Resolution No. 168 (Effective May 30, 2022), ONLY if below conditions are met:  

1. Fully vaccinated* Foreign/Filipino nationals with Booster shot** for 18 years old and above.  
2. Foreign/Filipino minors aged 12-17 years old who are Fully vaccinated* AND accompanied by Fully vaccinated* with Boostered** parent(s) or guardian(s).  
3. Foreign/Filipino minors aged BELOW 12 years old, regardless of their vaccination status, who are accompanied by Fully vaccinated* with Boostered** parent(s) or guardian(s).” 

And because of this, I have enough time to fill out the One Heath Pass online form in the comfort of our home. Since I don’t need a swab test result, I just uploaded our Vaccine Certificates. No need to wait for 48 hours prior to departure. 

Since we are going to ride 3 airlines, medyo confusing lang sa part ng travel details. 

Country of Port of Exit: Norway 
Airline Name: Airline to Manila, Philippines 
Flight Number: Airline to Manila, Philippines 
Date of Departure: Date of our first flight from Norway 
Seat Number: Seat No. of airline to Manila, Philippines 

For Testing Protocol, namili na lang ako ng option. 

After my submission, I immediately received an email for the Bar Code which I saved on my phone. A few hours before our first flight, I already received the QR Code for the express lane, though for manual verification yung sa anak ko. 

One Health Pass Procedure 

1. Beginning 48 hours prior to departure, you may register to One Health Pass portal. https://onehealthpass.com.ph/Registration/Step-1/ 

2. Upload the following necessary documents during registration if available: 

RT-PCR Test Result/Antigen Test Result 
Vaccine Certificate 

A bar code will appear once your record has been accepted. 

3. On the day of your flight, check your email to answer the health declaration list. 
If you have a connecting flight, answer the health question in the HDC at the last layover prior to arrival in the Philippines, if possible. 

4. Upon check-in, airline personnel will ask for your OneHealthPass registration. 

5. Present any of the OHP proof of registration to the airline check-in counter and boarding gate. Only those who have QR codes will be qualified for the express lane. If you want to avail the express lane, you must complete your registration. 

Just reading these steps, nastress na ko agad kasi parang ang dami ifill-out, tapos I have to do this pa at the airport. Imagine, proproblemahin ko pa internet connection ko so I was happy na hindi na ko nastress sa OneHealthPass since sa bahay ko na siya ginawa bago kami umalis.

Note: Sa check-in counter ng first flight namin, hindi hinanap yung One Health Pass ko nung nagcheck-in ako, ang hinanap niya swab test result pero Vaccine Certificate inabot ko and I told him na we don't need it na. 
Second flight namin, hinanap ang One Health Pass and Vaccine Certificate bago kami makapasok sa boarding gate. 
Last flight, going to Manila, wala na hinanap.
Sa NAIA 3, diretso kami sa Express Lane kahit for manual verification yung sa anak ko. After scan yung QR Code ko, scan lang nila bar code ng anak ko and enter ng mga information. That's it!

Update: August 2022

My husband went back to Indonesia last month, it was his first international trip after more than two years of not traveling because of COVID-19. I told him about my One Health Pass experience so he was waiting for the email pa pero wala na pala email ngayon. He just registered and filled out the form on his mobile phone, then after submitting the form, meron na agad QR CODE and nakalagay, VALID FOR BOARDING and EXPRESS LANE. So don't forget to screenshot the QR CODE. 

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