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How to Get an International Certificate of Vaccination or “YELLOW CARD” Online (A Step-by-Step Guide for Filipino Travelers)

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Application for an international vaccination can now be done online, Filipinos may secure one should it be required. It can be used as a medical document for essential or emergency travel.

This Vaccine Passport is an official vaccination report that is approved by the World health Organization (WHO) and recognized globally. As many countries have an even stricter restrictions when it comes to welcoming travelers due to the rapidly increasing number of Covid-19 cases and in order to curb the spread of the virus, travelers are advised to present a proof that they have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before before they could enter another country.

Prior to COVID-19, the “Yellow Card” is already being issued to record inoculations for infectious diseases like polio and cholera.

Who Are Eligible To Get The ICV?

The Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) will only grant ICVs to individuals who are fully-vaccinated with the following COVID-19 jabs recognized by WHO:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Johnsson & Johnsson’s Janssen
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac

At the present, issuance of ICVs will be given priority to international travelers (OFWs, seafarers, and tourists) who have overseas contact or flight booking confirmations. The certificates cost 300 PHP and 70 PHP as a convenience fee (depending on the chosen mode of payment). It is NOT a requirement for all destinations. Be sure to check with the country you are visiting.

How to Get An International Certificate of Vaccination or Yellow Card from the BOQ Online?

NOTE: Have a scanned copy of your PASSPORT and COVID-19 VACCINATION RECORD CARD (issued by your LGU or special vaccination centers like hospitals, and other institutions) as you will be asked to upload it to the system during the application.

1. Head to the Bureau of Quarantine Online Booking System (OBS)

To book an application, head to the Bureau of Quarantine Online Booking System.

2. Select a Location Where You Wish to Claim Your Certification

There are three locations in the National Capital Region

  • Main Bureau of Quarantine in Port Area, manila
  • Satellite Office in SM Mall of Asia
  • Satellite Office in SM North EDSA

3. Choose BOOK AN APPOINTMENT, a prompt will appear containing the TERMS & PRIVACY, read it, then click ‘Agree to the Terms & Privacy Policy if this Website’

4. Enter Your Email Address

Be sure to enter a valid email address that you have access to.

5. Choose Which BOQ SERVICE You Would Like to Avail

  • Below the SERVICE CATEGORY there’s a drop-down menu that you can click, choose CERTIFICATION.
  • Click NEXT

6. Set Your Appointment Schedule

You will be shown the earliest date available.

🟥 RED – Closed/Fully-booked
🟩 GREEN – Dates with available slots

7. Fill Out All Necessary Fields in the PERSONAL INFORMATION and CONTACT INFORMATION Sections.

Information such as application status and payment notification will be sent to the mobile number you provided. Once finished, click NEXT.

8. Submit Needed Documents/Requirements

NOTE: For customers who will set an appointment starting August 20, 21, the OBS will now require you to input your Passport numbers upon uploading the document. – BOQ OBS

Upload a scanned copy/picture of any of the following valid identification cards and a copy of your vaccination record card (front and back), then click NEXT.

  • Valid Passport
  • Driver’s License
  • Voter’s ID
  • PRC ID

9. Choose Payment Method and Pay Fees

You can pay your fees in different ways depending on the fee type and where you are paying from. You may choose one of the following payment options:

  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Cash (or Over-The-Counter) via selected payment partners
  • E-Money
  • Online Banking

10. Save the QR Code/Reference Number Generated

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Once my appointment is booked, can I reschedule?
Once you have paid the fees and booked an appointment at the BOQ-OBS website, you wont be able to have it rescheduled. Failure to show up will forfeit your payment and may ask for another if you wish to rebook.

2. Do I need to get an ICV when I plan to travel within the country?
No, it is not necessary to get an ICV for domestic travels but you may need to get tested for RT PCR and present the result when entering another province/region.

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