The Philippine government has expanded its eTravel System, requiring more travelers to register when entering or leaving the country.

Key Points:

  • As of April 15, all air and sea travelers including crew members must register through this website.
  • Inbound travelers must register within 72 hours of their scheduled arrival time.
  • Outbound travelers must register within 72 hours but no later than three hours before their scheduled departure time.
  • Beginning May 1, Philippine authorities will no longer accept paper-based arrival and departure cards.

Additional Information: More information regarding the expansion of the eTravel System is available here.

BAL Analysis: Philippine authorities expanded the eTravel System to streamline entry and exit procedures and decrease immigration processing times.

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