In the raging battle against COVID-19, the Department of Transportation recently announced the launch of the contact tracing app Traze. It is now a mandatory requirement in ALL AIRPORTS in the Philippines starting November 28, 2020.
TRAZE is a nationwide and unified contact tracing app that automates manual contact tracing by using QR code scanning such that the tracing process done in several days can now be achieved in just few minutes.
The app is being used in four of the international airports in the country:
- Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila
- Clark International Airport (CRK)
- Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIAA)
- Davao International Airport (DIA)
How to download Traze?
- AppStore (for iPhone / iOS users)
- Huawei AppGallery
- Samsung Galaxy Store
- Google Play Store (for other Android users)
For users outside the Philippines, get the app here!
The app will enable the health authorities to notify travelers who may have had contact with a Covid-19 patient. These travelers are advised to self-isolate immediately and take other health and sanitation precautionary measures.
Passengers who do not have mobile phones or any other mobile gadgets may go to the Malasakit Helpdesk at the airport for registration assistance to get a unique QR code. They may also ask a family member to register them with the app.
Traze help desks are also available at the terminal entrance and arrival areas of international airport terminals in the Philippines. Passengers traveling to the Philippines from overseas countries are advised to download the app before they embark on their trip.
The use of the app is a directive of the Philippine Department of Transportation to make contact tracing easier, in support of governmental efforts to protect the public during this pandemic. The Traze app complies with Philippine Republic Act 1017 or the Data Privacy Act.