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Cebu: +6332 340-0191


Why should I take the swab test upon my arrival in the Philippines?

   Taking a COVID-19 RT-PCR Test is a requirement of the Philippine government for all arriving international passengers. 

  

Are children required to take the swab test upon arrival in the Philippines?

 Children, including infants, are required to undergo the RT-PCR test as applicable (depending on their origin country classification). They must also complete the registration process and pay a separate testing fee. For minimized discomfort, infants will be swabbed through the mouth.

 

How do I pay the swab test fee?

Only non-OFWs are required to pay for the COVID-19 RT-PCR Test. The test is free for OFWs, whether they arrive in Manila, Bohol, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Subic, or Laoag.

 

If you are required to pay the testing fee for your flight:

 

The testing fee in Manila (Arriving NAIA Terminal 2) is at Php 2,500 (previously at Php3,000 until November 7, 2021).  

   

Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics is offering expedited early swab test with limited slots availability. 


  • Passengers must book the expedited early swab testing option through the pre-payment link.
  • Passenger may opt to book until the day of their arrival.
  • Strictly pre-booked and pre-paid passengers only will be entertained. No phone bookings and on-site payment.
  • Limited slots are available for the expedited early swab testing. The option will automatically be unavailable once the maximum number of booking is reached. 
  • Swabbing will be scheduled between 12:01AM to 2:00AM of the BOQ assigned day of swabbing, based on passenger classification and results will be available by 10:00am on the same day.
  • Once a negative result is available, the traveler may already be released from the quarantine facility.


For more information, please contact the Detoxicare hotline: (02) 75771184 / 09171180321 / 09190059326.

 

 

Payment may be made via cash in PHP or USD, card, AliPay, WeChat Pay, GCash, and PayPal at the hotel or through the Detoxicare pre-payment facility as you register to the One Health Pass 24 hours before your flight.

 

For those arriving in Bohol, the test fee is Php 650, and is conducted by Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital. The fee must be paid in cash.

 

For those arriving in Cebu, the test fee is Php 4,100.00. Payment can be made via cash (in PHP or USD) or credit card (Visa). Currency exchange booths are available inside the terminal. Non-Filipinos also need to prepare PHP 901.00 for the testing fee upon arrival, as mandated by the provincial government of Cebu.

 

For those arriving in Clark, the test fee is Php 4,000. Payment can be made in cash. Currency exchange is available at the terminal.

 

For those arriving in Laoag, the test fee is Php 3,500. Payments can be made in cash (PHP only), card (BancNet, Mastercard, Visa, JCB only), PayMaya, WeChat Pay, or GrabPay. An ATM is available in the terminal. You may also pre-pay for your RT-PCR Test online.

 

For those arriving in Subic, the test fee is Php 3,800 which must be paid online together with your registration.

 

What can I do at my assigned hotel while waiting for my schedules test and release of my result?

We encourage everyone to stay safe by staying inside their rooms and while waiting for their scheduled test and release of results. Certain facilities of your hotel may be open or closed depending on their quarantine and safety protocols.


Can families traveling together stay in the same room/hotel?

In compliance with Philippine regulations, only one person is allowed per room, except for the following:

 

  1. Families from the same household travelling together, especially those with minors;
  2. Health and emergency frontline services personnel;
  3. Guests requiring a companion:

           • 18 years old and below; and 
           • Persons needing special assistance (e.g. senior citizens, PWD, with chronic medical illness)

 

   A waiver for special cases is available upon arrival for other exemptions not stated above.


Does PAL allow connecting flights?

Only domestic to international, domestic to domestic, and international to international routes from Green List and Yellow List countries are allowed at this time.


I registered through the Balik Pinas, Balik Pampanga Program, Do I need to undergo the arrival and quarantine procedures in NAIA Terminal 1 or 2?

   The Balik Pinas, Balik Pampanga program is an initiative by the local government unit of Pampanga to ensure the safe arrival of Kapampangans, including
   both OFWs and non-OFWs. These passengers shall undergo the mandatory swab test and quarantine stay in Pampanga.


Eligible passengers who can avail of the program are those born in or a resident of Pampanga, and with flights arriving in NAIA Terminal 1 or 2.


If you are eligible, you must download the Balik Pinas, Balik Pampanga Citizens App and follow all requirements indicated in the mobile application. Please register at least 10 days prior to your arrival in the Philippines. For more information, visit www.balikpampanga.ph.

 

Register as early as 24 hours before the flight through https://www.onehealthpass.com.ph/e-HDC. Simply click “Yes” when asked “Are your currently at the Airport of Departure or are you Departing today for the Philippines?”

 

Accurately and completely fill-out all required fields including the e-HDC. Upon completion, please ensure to save a copy of your unique transaction number and your QR code which will be required upon check-in. Failure to present the OHP QR code may result to non-acceptance to the flight.

 

Upon your arrival, a representative from the Balik Pinas, Balik Pampanga Program will meet you for immediate transport to Pampanga.