Philippine officials reiterated that registration on the eTravel system is mandatory and must be completed within 72 hours of intended travel.

Key Points:
• As BAL previously reported, the Philippine government is expanding its eTravel system, requiring more travelers to register when entering or leaving the country.
• Inbound travelers must register on the website 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.

BAL Analysis: Philippine authorities are expanding the eTravel system to streamline entry and exit procedures and decrease processing times. Foreign nationals planning to travel to the Philippines this holiday season should register in a timely manner.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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