The Philippines will start testing e-visas for tourists at the end of August. True, at first not for everyone.
The pilot project is being launched in partnership with China. If the system works smoothly, all foreigners will be able to apply for e-visas by the end of the year.
“The Philippine e-Visa will allow foreign nationals entering the country for tourism or business purposes to apply for a temporary visitor visa remotely through their personal computers, laptops, and mobile devices,” the DFA said in a statement.
This project is an initiative of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. He has long been promoting the transition to the digitalization of public services.