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How to Apply for an S-Pass for Domestic Travel

S-Pass makes traveling hassle-free with a quick scan of a QR code by the authority at checkpoints. It was developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in partnership with various government agencies to efficiently manage the mobility of travelers. Each LGU has its own travel policy, so it’s best to check out the travel requirements before crossing provincial.

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What is an S-Pass?

The newly developed Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage app, or S-Pass, was launched on March 26, 2021, for convenience during the quarantine period. Unlike the typical QR codes used in malls, this is a travel management system and not a contact tracing app.

Who Needs an S-Pass?

Filipino local workers, Returning Overseas Filipinos (RFOS), local tourists, and those who need to travel from one province should apply for an S-Pass before their departure.

Children 9 years old and below do not need to create an S-Pass account. However, they will still need an approved travel permit. Parents or legal guardians may apply for one using their account.

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How to create an S-Pass Account?

  1. Visit s-pass.ph on a desktop or mobile browser.
  2. Create an account by clicking the button on the lower left.
  3. Register your mobile number.
  4. Complete the online application form and review the information before submitting it.
  5. Once you’ve created an account, proceed with applying for a TCP.

How to Apply for a Travel Coordination Pass (TCP)?

  1. Click on the “Are you traveling?” option.
  2. Confirm whether you need to apply for a TCP by indicating the purpose of your travel, where you’re coming from, and your destination.
  3. If it’s applicable in your destination, proceed to the bottom of the page and select “Apply for Travel Coordination Permit (TCP).
  4. Complete the form and upload the required documents, such as a health declaration form/medical certificate, vaccination card, and valid government ID.
  5. TCP applications must be submitted at least 2 days before your arrival.

In case your request is still pending after 24 hours, contact your destination LGU to follow up on the TCP approval.

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