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DOJ Says Goodbye to Printed Plane Tickets, Enforces the Use of E-tickets

By Kevin Bruce Francisco - on 11 Sep 2013, 4:54pm

DOJ Says Goodbye to Printed Plane Tickets, Enforces the Use of E-tickets

Next time you fly, you can just present your smartphone with the e-ticket to the gate!

The Department of Justice announced that travelers at all international ports of entry and exit in the country only requires an e-ticket to pass through. This is to lessen the hassle and save the time of travelers.

According to a statement by Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, this advisory from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and its included agency, the Bureau of Immigration (BI), is effective immediately. 

"This is another step to improve access to basic government services. We shall continue to work with all stakeholders to inject common sense and process logic into our systems," De Lima said.

The new policy is by virtue of Operations Order No. SBM-2013-003, entitled "Removing the Requirement of Presentation of the Printed Hard Copy of Return and/or Onward Passage Ticket," dated August 12.

The next time you fly, simply show your electronic tickets from your smartphone and tablets so you could just enjoy your flight.

Source: ABS-CBN news