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Public Advisory

23 May 2024



Arriving and departing passengers can now fill-out the electronic Customs Baggage Declaration Form (e-CBDF) and electronic Currencies Declaration Form (e-CDF), as applicable, at the e-Travel website at or by downloading the e-GovPH application within 72 hours prior to arrival or departure from the Philippines.

For a seamless travel clearance, one QR code will also be used in the e-Travel System starting 10 May 2024.

Upon arrival or before departure, passengers will present their passports to the Immigration Officer for e-Travel registration confirmation, and the QR Code to the Customs Officer for clearance. Paper forms of the CBDF and CDF shall still be made available at the Customs Area for passengers who have failed to access the e-Travel website before arrival into or departure from the Philippines.

The BOC reiterates its strict implementation of the following rules on cross-border transfer of currencies:

  1. a. Any person who brings into or takes out of the Philippines, foreign currency in excess of USD10,000.00 or its equivalent, is required to declare the whole amount brought into or taken out of the Philippines in the e-CDF.
  1. b. For Philippine currency, a person may bring into or take out of the Philippines an amount not exceeding PhP50,000.00. Amounts in excess of the limit shall require: (a) prior written authorization from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP); and (b) declaration of the whole amount in the e-CDF.

The BSP, however, allows cross-border transfer of local currency in excess of the limit only for the following purposes: (a) Testing/calibration/configuration of money counting/sorting machines; (b) Numismatics (collection of currency); and (c) Currency awareness.

False declaration or Philippine or Foreign Currencies and monetary instruments will result in confiscation by Customs authorities. END