3 Forms to enter the Philippines – Immigration, Customs and Quarantine
3 Forms to enter the Philippines are now needed to get inside the Philippines. Useful! We hope they master the paperwork.
3 Forms to enter the Philippines
Tourist are used to the paperwork they encounter when entering many countries. Up to now you only had to fill in 2 forms: The immigration’s arrival card and the customs declaration.
And really sorry, we do not know which of the below forms will be distributed on your flights. Although the Philippines do have a big, very big, administration, regulations are very often very foggy.
You have to choose:
We do not know which form is currently distributed
Some information in this form is really useful. Flight number and seat number can be used to find your neighborhood in the plane. Also the local phone number can be useful for contacting you. The residence address is rather hopeful, because PHLpost is awfully slow.
Your nationality, your sex and your birth date aren’t needed. But you find them on any form here.
But there is a second form!
This seems to be an old form. The countries rather refer to SARS and MERS viruses. But one never knows here in the Philippines. There might be an old stock of forms. Administration is heavily working, but communication is rather slow.
3 Forms to enter the Philippines – fill them in!
We strongly recommend to fill the forms in correctly. If the DOH (Department of Health) really works and if your data is really put in a working data-base, then you might be informed about your exposure to the Corona virus.
Unfortunately Philippines’ offices are known to stock papers during years. PHLpost stored my letters for more than 2 years and termites had their fun to eat official letters of my home country. This had also been my pleasure. They were tax forms …
Local politicians also are aware of this danger. A sample from Camiguin island:
We wish all travelers good luck. This virus is strange. The Flue virus seems to be much more dangerous in Europe and the USA. . But the 2019 novel corona virus tricks medical staff and researchers. Some researcher say that it cannot survive 5 hours out of a living body, others say that it can be virulent during 9 days on a door handle.
Be careful but stay reasonable.