eTravel is an online portal of the Philippine National Government for the implementation of an electronic passenger registration and Health Declaration Checklist (HDC) and is being used by the Border Control Authorities (Bureau of Quarantine [BOQ], Bureau of Immigration[BI], Bureau of Customs [BOC],....) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) in carrying out Border Security and Tourism-related Economic Analytics for all inbound international travelers to the Philippines. The personal information collected in eTravel is controlled and processed pursuant to Republic Act No. 11332 (the “Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act”) and in accordance with Republic Act No. 10173 (the “Data Privacy Act”) for the purpose of safeguarding any or all personal information under the custody of DICT, as the Data Controller and BOQ, BI, BOC, and DOT as its Data Processor in accordance with the standards prescribed by the National Privacy Commission. The use of your information includes compiling reports for the Government for its public health surveillance in border control, expected community arrival for international travelers, primary inspection for immigration clearance, migration studies for communities which may include tourism research, and other considerations in the Repatriation of Returning Overseas Filipinos and other government assistance programs. Users will be provided with the Personal Information Collection Statement in the appropriate format whenever they apply via eTravel.
Protection of User Data
The data that goes through the eTravel can only be accessed by authorized personnel of DICT and eTravel Participating Agencies. The DICT has implemented the necessary system, infrastructure, and other security measures to protect the user’s data. The DICT and eTravel Participating Agencies ensures that data in the eTravel cannot be altered or changed without authority.
Data Collection and Use