The Philippines' online portal for COVID-19 vaccination certificates, VaxCertPH, is now online and accepting registrations.
Through VaxCertPH, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and Filipinos traveling abroad can generate their own digital certificates for free so they can travel.
To register, visit vaxcert.doh.gov.ph and fill up the forms. You will be first asked to read and agree to the data privacy statement, which indicates that the information shared will be used for your VaxCertPH application.
After ticking the box, the site will ask you if you are an international traveler or an OFW in Metro Manila who will travel outside the country in the next two weeks.
If you answer "no," you won't be able to continue with your registration as the portal is still in its soft launch stages. It will prioritize travelers within the National Capital Region (NCR) and Baguio.
Clicking "yes," there'll be a prompt asking for your current vaccination status and when you received your final dose.
On the next page, you will input your personal information and your vaccination details. Make sure that the details you put match the ones on your vaccination card.
Then you will be asked to review the information you provided. The form will also ask you to type in a code for verification purposes. The site will look up your vaccination records and if all the information is correct, it will ask you to prepare a photo or scanned copy of your vaccination card and a government ID.
After submitting the necessary documents, the portal will ask for your email and contact number. Then, you will get a reference number, which means your request was successful. All you have to do is wait for an email or message for the digital vaccination certificate.
Those who are encountering difficulties with the online portal may coordinate with their LGUs to register at VaxCertPH booths.