Vaccine passport application now available in Bacolod

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Bacolod City, Negros Occidental— Residents of Bacolod City and the entire province of Negros Occidental can now apply for a Yellow Card or the COVID-19 vaccine passport appointment in the city. This as the Bureau of Quarantine added the city as its additional location for passport appointment.

Commonly known as the International Certificate of Vaccination or ICV, the yellow card, is a document that records an individual’s vaccinations required to travel abroad. But the digital vaccination passport is not mandatory, according to BOQ, unless you have plans to travel abroad where the yellow card is part of the new entry requirements.

Individuals who will travel abroad, such as Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), seafarers, and others, can obtain an ICV for COVID-19. These individuals must be “fully vaccinated” in the Philippines.

A unified vaccination card for all vaccinated individuals in the country is expected to be available by the end of September through the VaxCert.PH portal that the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is set to launch.

To obtain a yellow card, applicant must have a passport, valid ID, and vaccination card. These documents must be uploaded to the BOQ portal and must be presented on the day of your physical appointment.

Applicants within Bacolod and Negros Occidental may visit the BOQ portal at https://bacolod-icv.boq.ph to apply. Available open slots for this month will be from September 24-30. Each application will cost P300.

Senior citizens, PWDs, and those with medical conditions that may be a reason for failing to attend their appointment can delegate an “authorized representative” to collect their ICV. However, one “authorized person” can only take up to two transactions. They must bring an authorization letter for each transaction and must present two valid IDs. They must also present a document proving the client’s condition, such as senior citizen ID, medical certificate, and others.

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