Air Asia Philippines on Tuesday reminded its Manila-bound international passengers to fill out the required One-Stop Electronic Travel Declaration or the eTravel card three days or 72 hours before departure for their own convenience in entering the country.
Steve Dailisan, Air Asia communications and public affairs chief, said the eTravel platform which replaces the One Health Pass is the only travel requirement for fully vaccinated Filipino and international travelers going to Manila. He added it is available online via etravel.gov.ph.
The airline served the reminder amid observations that about 20 percdent of arriving international guests were still unable to complete the eTravel requirement prior to their flight, causing long queues at the arrival area.
“As a mandatory requirement of the Philippine government on safety and security, we would like to highly encourage the compliance of our guests as we promote a seamless customer experience with AirAsia,” Dailisan said.
The Department of Tourism, meanwhile, predicted that more than 4.8 million tourists are expected to visit the Philippines this year.
Air Asia, reputedly one of the world’s best low-cost airlines, expected Philippine arrivals to increase beginning the second quarter or during the summer season, especially for popular tourist destinations such as Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, and Puerto Princesa in Palawan.
To encourage more international tourists to visit the Philippines, the airline opened its three times a week flight to Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Dailisan said travelers going to Guangzhou (Canton), China, and Tokyo (Narita), Japan may now find the best value deals through the airasia Super App. He added flights to these key routes are expected to start next month.
Departing international passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport – Terminal 3 are also advised to allocate ample time before
their estimated time of departure to facilitate smooth check-in, security clearance, and immigration screening.
Air Asia also urged its guests to download the Super App, and regularly visit the airasia fly safe page and airasia Super App social media platforms Facebook and Twitter for flight schedules and other travel advisories.