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Passengers Bound For Philippines May Either Present Antigen Or RT-PCR Result

Passengers bound for the Philippines will have now two options: either present an antigen or RT-PCR result, the Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced.

According to the airline, this new rule has been applied in compliance with the new health requirements announced by the Philippine Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) as part of an overall relaxation of travel protocols in relation to Covid-19.

Travelers need to present the negative result of either of the following:

(1) A laboratory-based or clinic-based Antigen test taken within 24 hours prior to flight departure from the country of origin; or

(2) An RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to flight departure from the country of origin

Previously, passengers entering the country were required to present a negative RT-PCR test at the minimum.

“Fully-vaccinated individuals who comply with mandatory requirements (proof of vaccination/negative Covid-19 test results) are no longer required to observe mandatory facility-based quarantine, but must self-monitor for any signs or symptoms for seven (7) days,” it said.

Foreign travelers and returning Filipinos are now allowed to present a negative result of laboratory-based antigen test upon their arrival in the Philippines, Malacañang said Friday.


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