How to Register for e-Travel Philippines System

The Philippine government has fully launched the e-Travel System, a comprehensive digital platform required for both incoming and outgoing travelers. 

This is aimed at streamlining health monitoring, enhancing border control, and improving the management of travel-related data. 

All travelers must register on the e-Travel portal within 72 hours of their flight, fulfilling requirements that include health declarations and personal details, which culminate in the generation of a QR code essential for travel clearance

Primarily targeting international passengers, this system simplifies airport procedures, boosts safety measures, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and aids in the collection of economic and customs data. 

As travelers adapt to this system, they can expect a more efficient and secure journey, provided they comply with the specific registration and currency declaration protocols detailed within the system.

e-travel system
Credits: PNA, BOC / Facebook

Introduction to e-Travel

The Philippine government has fully implemented the e-Travel System, which is now a requisite for travelers entering and exiting the country. 

This move aims to streamline the process of health monitoring, border control, and data management related to travel. 

The system applies to all arriving and departing passengers who must register on the e-Travel portal ( within 72 hours of their flight schedule.

e-Travel System
Credits: BOC / Facebook

Steps to Register for the e-Travel System

  1. Visit the e-Travel Portal: Start by accessing the official website.
  2. Select Passport Type: Choose whether you are a Philippine passport holder or a foreign passport holder.
  3. Input Travel Details: Enter specific details about your travel and your contact information.
  4. Health Declaration and Personal Details: Fill out the required health declaration form and other personal details.
  5. QR Code Generation: Once the form is completed, the system will generate a QR code. Ensure to download and save this digital confirmation.
  6. Presentation of QR Code: Present your QR code upon check-in and to the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) upon arrival or before departure.


Benefits of the e-Travel System

  • Streamlined Processes: The system centralizes travel documentation, making airport procedures faster and reducing paperwork.
  • Enhanced Safety: It helps in health surveillance and ensures that travel guidelines are followed, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Economic Data Collection: Useful for gathering data that can impact economic analyses and tourism strategies.

Important Notes for Travelers Using e-Travel

  • All information must be provided accurately to avoid delays or legal issues.
  • Travelers must adhere to the currency regulations as stated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). For Philippine currency, the limit is P50,000 unless prior authorization is obtained for higher amounts.
  • For international currency, the declaration is mandatory if the amount exceeds US$10,000 or its equivalent.

Navigating the E-Travel System

Customs Baggage Declaration Form (e-CBDF)

Purpose: The e-CBDF is designed to digitally collect information regarding the contents of a traveler’s luggage.

This form aids customs officials in ensuring that all goods brought into or out of the country comply with Philippine laws and regulations.

How to Use:

  1. Accessing the Form: Upon completing the initial e-Travel registration, travelers will be prompted to fill out the e-CBDF. This can be accessed directly through the e-Travel portal.
  2. Filling Out Details: Travelers must list all items they are carrying that need to be declared according to the customs regulations. This includes items that are taxable or need special clearance, such as high-value electronics, large amounts of cash, or commercial goods.
  3. Submission: Once all the necessary information is provided, submit the form electronically through the portal. Ensure that all details are accurate to avoid delays or penalties at customs checks.
  4. QR Code Integration: The information from the e-CBDF will be integrated into your unique e-Travel QR code, which customs officials will scan upon your arrival or departure.

Currencies Declaration Form (e-CDF)

Purpose: The e-CDF facilitates the declaration of both local and foreign currencies.

It is essential for complying with currency regulations set by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), especially for amounts exceeding the allowed limits.

How to Use:

  1. Accessing the Form: Similar to the e-CBDF, the e-CDF is accessible via the e-Travel portal after initial registration steps are completed.
  2. Declaration of Amounts: Enter the total amount of Philippine pesos and foreign currency being carried. This includes cash and other monetary instruments. If carrying more than P50,000 in Philippine currency or US$10,000 in foreign currency, detailed information and justification are required.
  3. Prior Authorization: For amounts exceeding the limits, prior written authorization from the BSP must be obtained and details of this authorization should be entered in the form.
  4. Final Submission: After filling out the e-CDF, review all entries for accuracy and submit the form. As with the e-CBDF, the details from the e-CDF will be linked to your QR code.

Important Tips for Using e-CBDF and e-CDF

  • Accuracy is Key: Ensure all declarations are accurate to avoid potential fines, confiscations, or delays during your travel.
  • Keep Documentation Handy: It’s advisable to have supporting documents for any declared items or currencies, especially if they are unusual or of high value.
  • Preparation: Since declarations need to be completed within 72 hours before travel, prepare your list of items and amounts in advance to ensure a smooth and hassle-free entry to the form filling process.
e-CBCD System
Credits: BOC

Recent Updates

New Travel Clearance Process with e-Travel Customs System in the Philippines

The Philippines has implemented a new travel clearance process through the e-Travel Customs System.

Travelers are now required to complete the electronic Customs Baggage Declaration Form (e-CBDF) and electronic Currencies Declaration Form (e-CDF) via the e-Travel website or the eGovPH application.

Starting May 10, 2024, a QR code will be used for travel clearance, which passengers must present along with their passports to the Customs Officer.


Video: eTravel – Philippine One-Stop Electronic Travel Declaration System

The eTravel Customs System is an innovative digital platform designed to streamline border control processes and enhance data analysis in the Philippines. 

With its Bureau of Customs’ Electronic Customs Baggage and Currency Declaration interface, the system aims to improve health surveillance, facilitate economic data analysis, and ensure a seamless travel experience for both travelers and crew members. 

Its pilot implementation at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Clark International Airport marks a significant step towards a more efficient and secure travel system in the country.



The e-Travel system is part of the government’s effort to utilize technology for better governance and public service. 

By adhering to these guidelines, travelers can ensure a smoother and more efficient travel experience, contributing to the safety and security of both the individual and the broader community. 

Remember, non-compliance with these rules can lead to penalties, including the confiscation of undeclared amounts. 

As we adapt to this new system, cooperation and timely compliance with all requirements will pave the way for a hassle-free journey.

error: Content is protected !!