Filipinos who want to travel abroad may now apply for an International Vaccination Certificate or Yellow Card. Although it’s not yet mandated by local and international governments, it’s a document that’s recognized by the World Health Organization. It serves as a record booklet of a person’s immunization against infectious diseases and is issued by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Quarantine.
Who is Eligible?
Anyone who is fully vaccinated can apply for an ICV, but priority is given to OFWs and those who need to fly out of the country. The Yellow Card will only be granted to those who received WHO-recognized vaccines such as Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, and Sinopharm.
How much does it cost?
An International Certification of Vaccine for COVID-19 costs P300 for the processing fee. There will be an additional P70 convenience fee, depending on your preferred payment method. Seniors get discounted services for P240.
How to Apply
- Set an appointment. Visit the Bureau of Quarantine website, where you can book an appointment. Enter your email, select a branch and the date you intend to visit and fill out all the necessary information. Don’t forget to save the QR code generated.
- Make your payment. Pay at any Pisopay partners nationwide to confirm your appointment. Visit any LBC branch or 7/11 stores for over-the-counter transactions or pay through GCash or PayMaya. They also accept debit and credit cards.
- Show up for your appointment. Visit your selected branch and show the BOQ personnel the screenshot of your confirmed appointment, along with the receipt of your payment.
NOTE: If you’re applying for a renewal of the certificate of vaccination or Yellow Card, show the BOQ personnel your old certificate before proceeding.
4. Certificate Printing. Claim your certificate of vaccination from the BOQ personnel.
The BOQ’s main office is located in Manila, but they also have sites in SM MOA, Batangas, Subic, and Cebu. Processing is strictly by appointment, so no walk-ins are allowed. Rescheduling after setting an appointment is not possible, and a no-show will forfeit your non-refundable payment.