[PHILIPPINES TRAVEL ADVISORY] New Normal Pre-Departure Experience: Philippine Airlines Testing Centers (as of Jan 18) - Rakso Travel

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[PHILIPPINES TRAVEL ADVISORY] New Normal Pre-Departure Experience: Philippine Airlines Testing Centers (as of Jan 18)


[UPDATED AS OF JAN 18, 2020]


Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, PAL and various governments around the world have issued precautionary measures, mandatory protocols, and requirements for travelers. While it is the traveler’s sole responsibility to verify and comply with all these requirements, Philippine Airlines does its best to extend help and guide travelers in ensuring they are accepted to PAL's flights and are allowed entry to the countries or PH destinations they will be arriving in.


Philippine Airlines are pleased to inform you that PAL Testing Facilities now accept online pre-payments for RT-PCR and Antigen Tests on international and domestic flights from Manila starting January 15, 2021.

 

If the country or the Local Government Unit of your destination requires a COVID-19 test before departure, you can undergo these tests through PAL's Testing Facilities, in partnership with DOH-accredited Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.





All passengers must register via the Passenger Profile and Health Declaration (PPHD) Form as early as 5 days prior to departure. Please take note that this is a two-step registration process.

For Domestic Flights: https://bit.ly/PALDomPPHD

For International Flights (ex-MNL only): https://bit.ly/PALIntPPHD

 

In compliance with international regulations, passengers bound for the US, Canada, and Australia do not need to register online, but are required to fill out a paper form strictly upon airport check-in.

 

Passengers bound for Singapore are required to fill out a separate form upon airport check-in in addition to the PAL PPHD online registration.


After successfully registering, passengers must fulfill and secure all needed travel and health documents of their destination, which may include downloading a mobile app, accomplishing other online forms, booking a quarantine hotel, and/or securing a negative COVID-19 test result in the specified validity timeframe. Please take note that there may be additional requirements if passengers have onward connecting flights to another country/destination until their final point of arrival.


See below the schedule of the PAL testing facility and the list of PAL laboratory and testing partners:



At the airport, passengers shall undergo a document check to ensure the validity and completeness of all requirements, including presentation of the QR code indication successful registration to the PPHD. Once cleared, passengers may proceed to check in for their flight.

 

You can arrange for your RT-PCR Test through a testing facility at Philippine Airlines Learning Center, Manila City.​ The tests will be conducted by PAL’s DOH-accredited partner, Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory. Testing is available via drive-thru or walk-in and is open daily (Monday-Sunday) at 8AM to 5PM (no noon break).​

 

Enjoy a lower rate of PHP 3,300 exclusive for PAL ticket holders starting December 12, 2020. Test results are released within 24 hours*. You may pay in cash (PHP only), card (debit or credit), GCash, PayPalTM, WeChat Pay, or Alipay. Senior Citizen and PWD discounts apply.

 

Upon entering the facility, please present your ID, PAL ticket, and QR code indicating successful registration to the PAL PPHD. You shall then be asked to fill out a Health Assessment Checklist in compliance with the PH Department of Health requirements on entering public places.​

 

​You may input "PAL Learning Center (PLC)" in your GPS software app or click this Google Maps pin for easier navigation.​




1. Do I need to register before my departure from the Philippines?

All passengers must register via the Passenger Profile and Health Declaration (PPHD) Form as early as 5 days prior to departure via https://bit.ly/PALDomPPHD for domestic and https://bit.ly/PALIntPPHD for international ex-MNL flights.

In compliance with international regulations, passengers bound for the US, Canada, and Australia do not need to register online, but are required to fill out a paper form strictly upon airport check-in. Passengers bound for Singapore are required to fill out a separate form upon airport check-in in addition to the PAL PPHD online registration.

 

2. I have an onward flight on another airline to another country, which requirements do I need to secure?

To ensure entry in all points of arrival, you must secure travel and health documents required by the countries you will transit through and arrive in. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/PALTravelsFromPH.

 

3. Do I need to undergo an RT-PCR test before departure?

Some countries and LGUs in the Philippines require travelers to undergo an RT-PCR test before departure.

Validity of the test results may also vary. For a guide on which countries (where PAL flies to) and PH destinations require an RT-PCR test, visit https://bit.ly/PALTravelsFromPH (for international) and https://bit.ly/PALTravelsWithinPH (for domestic).

 

4. Where can I get an RT-PCR Test?

Please be reminded that some countries require travelers to take an RT-PCR Test at specific hospitals/laboratories. Unless specified, you may book an appointment at the PAL testing facility or PAL laboratory and testing partners for discounted rates and/or quicker release of results. You may also undergo the swab test at other testing sites as long as they are accredited by the country of destination or the Philippine government, as specified. Click here for a full list of these testing facilities.

 

5. How do I avail of the discounted testing rate with PAL's testing partners?

To avail, contact and book an appointment with PAL's testing site or testing partner, proceed to the testing facility and present your ID, PAL Ticket, and QR Code indicating completion of registration via the PAL Passenger Profile and Health Declaration Form. Pay and undergo the test and wait for your electronic results sent via e-mail or accessible through the testing partner’s portal. If you are under a Local Manning Agency (LMA), your LMA may book and pay for the swab test on your behalf. Please coordinate with them directly.


6. I have a Local Manning Agency, can they secure the requirements for me?

Depending on the arrangement, your Local Manning Agency may secure the travel and health documents on your behalf, which may include registering you to the PAL PPHD, securing you testing appointment, among others. Please contact your LMA for any concerns or needed arrangements.

 

7. Where is PAL Learning Center?

Philippine Airlines Learning Center (PLC) is located at 540 Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila. This is near Robinsons Manila. You may pin “PAL Learning Center (PLC)” on your GPS software app or click this Google Maps pin for easy navigation.

 

8. Can I go to PAL Learning Center without a prior booking?

No prior booking is needed. If you wish to take your COVID-19 test at the PAL facility in PAL Learning Center, please bring your ID, PAL Ticket, and QR code indicating completion of registration to the PPHD. Upon entry, you will be asked to fill out a Health Assessment Checklist in compliance to the PH Department of Health requirement on entering public places.

 

9. How much is the testing fee at PAL Learning Center?

The testing fee is at PHP 3,300 starting December 12, 2020. Results are released within 24 hours. You may pay in cash (PHP only), card (debit or credit), GCash, PayPalTM, WeChat Pay, or Alipay.

 

10. I am an LMA, can I request for PAL to conduct the group testing in my office or in a facility of my choice?

Group testing (minimum of 10) in another facility can be arranged. Contact +639685539214 (Smart), +639062613074 (Globe), or e-mail booking.detoxicare@molecularlabph.com.


Travel Rules and Requirements https://bit.ly/PALTravelRules
Passenger Profile and Health Declaration Form https://bit.ly/PALDomPPHD
https://bit.ly/PALIntPPHD
PAL Laboratory and Testing PartnersY https://bit.ly/PALTestPartnersDom
https://bit.ly/PALTestPartnersInt


Reference: Philippine Airlines Advisory as of Jan 18, 2020


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