DOST innovative system S PaSS app as uniform travel protocols For Philippines hassle free journey

The innovative system of DOST S- Pass app has a local mobility features as substitute of the use of pen-and-paper or logbooks. It can also be used to document and monitor border crossings in LGUs.

The travelers will be monitored by scanning their unique S-PaSS QR Code. Simple the system will then automatically record information on its eLogBook for recording and monitoring purposes.

Registering at www.s-pass.ph app as the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases has adopted and approval by the IATF last February 26 2021 as uniform travel protocols for all local government units (LGUs). 

The Safe, Swift, and Smart Passage (S-PaSS) Travel Management System developed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region VI and will now be institutionalized as the one-stop-shop application/communication for travelers.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) crafted the uniform travel protocols for land, air and sea, in close coordination with the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines, League of Provinces of the Philippines, League of Municipalities of the Philippines, and the League of Cities of the Philippines. 

The DILG, Department of Health (DOH), Department of Tourism (DOT), Department of Transportation (DOTr), the DOST and the Philippine National Police (PNP), as well as the LGUs, shall together ensure the smooth implementation of these protocols.

The S-PaSS is also meant to benefit not only the travelers but also the authorities to properly monitor the movement of people in different locations in the effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

It is initially developed as a travel management system which is primarily intended to make a hassle-free journey for Locally Stranded Individuals (LSIs), Returning Overseas Filipinos (ROFs), Emergency Travelers (ETs), and other travelers during this pandemic.

Meanwhile, the StaySafe.ph System shall be utilized as the primary contact tracing system by the government. While the Traze app  as existing contact tracing application will be integrated at StaySafe.ph System.

This is a convenient and safe way for travelers to apply for Travel Authority (TA) online, without the hassle of long queues, before visiting their local police station where the QR Code can be used to view one’s TA, to register at designated monitoring locations, and track real time one’s travel history.

Simultaneously with the use of S-PaSS, authorities shall still continue to strictly implement the minimum public health standards, such as physical distancing, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and wearing of face masks and face shields. 

Clinical and exposure assessment shall be strictly implemented in all ports of entry and exit while health assessment of passengers, supervised by medical doctors, shall be mandatory upon entry in the port/terminal and exit at point of destination.

For more detail Travelers and interested parties may email DOST VI at ord@ro6.dost.gov.ph or can call at 033-3200908. 
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