BOQ To Open More Satellite Stations In PH For “Yellow Card” Appointments

The BOQ will be opening more satellite stations in the Philippines for “yellow card” appointments.

On Saturday, the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) said that it will be opening more satellite stations in order to meet the increasing demand of those seeking to secure a “yellow card” for international travel.

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Photo source: GMA News Online

BOQ director Dr. Roberto Salvador Jr. said during state-run PTV’s Laging Handa briefing that the agency will open satellite stations next week at the SM North Edsa and Eastwood in Quezon City as well as in Mckinley, Taguig City.

Also, the Bureau of Quarantine will open satellite stations in Bacolod, General Santos City, Palawan, Kalibo, and Legazpi City in order to serve those who needed a “yellow card”

The “yellow card” — also known as the International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis (ICVP) — was a document issued by the Bureau of Quarantine indicating the vaccines taken by a person which he/she can present to his/her country of destination.

According to Salvador, the “yellow card” was established in 1935 and was recognized by all the 196 signatory-countries of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Salvador also said that travelers who wanted to secure a “yellow card” can apply through the agency’s online booking system, adding that travelers can proceed to the BOQ office at their chosen date for them to be issued a “yellow card” once the online booking was completed.

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Currently, applicants can proceed to the BOQ’s main office at the Port Area in Manila and other satellite stations such as in SM Mall of Asia, Subic, La Union, Batangas, Laoag, Davao, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro in order to get their “yellow cards”.

Applicants needed to present their passport and COVID-19 vaccination certificate from their respective local government units (LGUs). GMA News Online reported that the “yellow card” was priced at PHP 300.

Salvador noted that a “yellow card” wasn’t mandatory for all international travelers as he encouraged travelers to check the requirements in their respective countries of destination from their airlines or pertinent authorities.

Also, he encouraged the public to refrain from booking for “yellow cards” if not for international travel purposes in order to ensure that the slots were only for those going out of the country.

Ang kukuha muna sana ng yellow card ay ‘yung may malalapit nang flight na kailangan ng yellow card,” Salvador said.

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