The Bureau of Quarantine recently said that Filipinos traveling outside the Philippines are now aiming to get the ‘yellow card’ before their departure from the country.
“Nilalawakan natin yung serbisyo natin. Nag-o-open tayo sa iba’t ibang satellite station natin at tinataas natin yung capacity natin every day para maserbiyuhan yung mga kailangan ng yellow card,” says BOQ deputy Director Roberto Salvador Jr.
It can be recalled that some countries are already acknowledging the use of ‘yellow cards’ as proof of vaccination. This ‘yellow card’ serves as International Vaccine Certificate and it contains the vaccination details and the passport number of the Filipino. This certificate is being acknowledged by the World Health Organization.
A GMA News report, it says that the appointment for the acquiring of yellow cards will be available by December because of the growing number of applicants.
The BOQ director asked the public to prioritize those Overseas Filipino Workers who are already leaving the Philippines and already have an overseas employment certificate and plane tickets.
“Sa ngayon po, talagang sobrang dami po ang gusto nang kumuha ng yellow card,” the BOQ official said. “Kaya nga po pinapakiusap po natin na ang talagang dapat po kumuha ng slot is yung mga paalis na po.”
Salvador also clarified that it is not mandatory to get a yellow card upon leaving the Philippines. His advice to those who are going to another country is to check the country of destination regarding the documents required upon arrival.
Source GMA News