PAL To Offer COVID-19 RT-PCR Testing Starting December 1, 2020

PAL was set to offer COVID-19 RT-PCR testing starting December 1, 2020.

The Philippine Airlines (PAL) was set to offer COVID-19 RT-PCR testing for passengers traveling to and from Manila starting December 1, 2020.

This, as PAL on Sunday said in an advisory that it would offer swab testing at the PAL Learning Center in Ermita, Manila with Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory as the company’s Department of Health (DOH)-accredited partner.

PAL To Offer
Photo source: GMA News Online

In a report on GMA News Online, the regular rate was priced at PHP 4,500 from which PAL ticket holders would be given a PHP 500 discount, payable through cash, card, or mobile wallets such as PayPal, GCash, Alipay, or WeChat Pay.

The said test may be conducted through walk-in or drive-thru services, and was open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with no noon break.

PAL also said that passengers who wished to avail of the discount must present their PAL ticket, a QR code indicating completed registration on the PAL Passenger Profile, identification cards, and a health declaration form which may be accessed online via its official website.

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All passengers — except for those bound to the United States, Canada, and Australia — would be required to register and accomplish the health declaration form and online passenger profile as early as five days before the departure.

In the meantime, PAL said that it had also teamed up with eight other companies with other accredited laboratory and testing facilities in order to provide passengers with comparative testing fees with over branches available within Metro Manila and other provinces such as Pampanga, Cavite, Rizal, Bulacan, Batangas, Laguna, Cebu, and Iloilo.

As per the report, a complete list of partner establishments was also available on PAL’s website.

GMA News Online also reported that there were currently eight testing partners with over 50 branches combined, available within Metro Manila and other provinces like Pampanga, Cavite, Rizal, Laguna, Bulacan, Iloilo, Batangas, and Cebu, adding that the testing fee and release of results vary among testing partners.

It was last August when the Safe Travel Barometer named Philippine Airlines among the top 10 safest airlines in terms of safety for travel amidst the pandemic.

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