[PHILIPPINES TRAVEL ADVISORY] Department of Tourism - Tourism Promotions Board RT-PCR Test Subsidy for Qualified Domestic Tourists (as of Dec 16, 2020) - Rakso Travel

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Monday, December 21, 2020

[PHILIPPINES TRAVEL ADVISORY] Department of Tourism - Tourism Promotions Board RT-PCR Test Subsidy for Qualified Domestic Tourists (as of Dec 16, 2020)



[UPDATE AS OF DEC 16, 2020]


The Department of Tourism Philippines, through the Tourism Promotion Board, has partnered with the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital to subsidize 50% of the PHP1,800 RT-PCR Testing cost administered by PGH.

 

Qualification Guidelines:

To avail of the Department of Tourism (DOT) - Tourism Promotions Board 50% COVID-19 RT-PCR test subsidy, tourists are advised of the following guidelines to facilitate the arrangement for pre-scheduled swab testing:

Five (5) days before the intended travel date, the tourist must register online at bit.ly/RTPCRPHTravel and indicate a travel destination that is declared open to leisure tourists.

Applicants must attach the following supporting documents:

  • Copy of a valid government-issued ID
  • Copy of confirmed hotel booking
  • Copy of roundtrip transportation tickets if applicable (airline/bus tickets)

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) shall evaluate the documents and inform the tourist of the status of the application within a reasonable time.


UP-PGH can only accommodate to conduct 100 COVID-19 RT-PCR tests per day. Thus, applications will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Approved applications will receive an email from UP-PGH with the log-in credentials for the Client Investigation Form (CIF) at cif.pgh.gov.ph for the tourist to fill up properly and completely.
  • Once the CIF has been submitted, UP-PGH will notify the tourist of the schedule for swab testing. Only those who have submitted the CIF online and who have received confirmation of the swab test schedule will be accommodated. Walk-in requests shall be strictly denied.
  • Tourists with approved applications must be at the testing center of UP-PGH on their confirmed date of swab testing. Failure to show up on the scheduled date would forfeit the 50% COVID19 RT-PCR subsidy.
  • UP-PGH shall send the COVID19 RT-PCR test result directly to the tourist via email within 24 hours.





References: PTAA Memorandum Circular 2020-152 as of Dec 16, 2020

Department of Tourism (DOT) - Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) 

University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital

 

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