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.