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

       Passengers are required to register to the mandatory forms or online apps as prescribed by their destination.

For passengers whose COVID-19 test will be taken from any of PAL’s Partner Laboratories, please register to PAL Laboratory Partner e-CIF as early as 5 days before departure.


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. Click on the appropriate destination below for a guide on these requirements.

Do I need to undergo a Covid-19 test before departure?
Some countries require travelers to undergo a Covid-19 test (RT-PCR Test, Antigen Test, etc.) test before departure. Validity of the test results may also vary. Click on the “Mandatory COVID-19 Testing, PAL Testing Facility and Testing Partners” above to know if the destination you are flying to requires a Covid-19 Test.

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. Go to the Department of Health website for a full list of these testing facilities.

You can arrange for your RT-PCR or Antigen Test through a testing facility at Philippine Airlines Learning Center (PLC), Manila City, at Philippine Airlines Gate 3, Pasay City, at PAL Data Center Building, Pasay City, and NAIA Terminal 2, Paranaque City. Our testing facilities are in partnership with our DOH-accredited partners, Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory and JT Cenica Medical System Molecular Laboratory.  

The RT-PCR test cost PHP 2,599 with results released in 24 hours. Antigen tests cost PHP 600 with results released in 30 minutes. 

Operating Hours: 

PAL Learning Center: Testing is available via drive-thru or walk-in and is open daily (Monday-Sunday, including holidays) from 8AM to 8PM.​ 
PAL Gate 3: Testing Facility is open to serve you via walk-in or in-car service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
PAL Data Center Building: Testing facility is open to serve you via walk-in or in-car service from Monday to Friday, 8AM-5PM. 
NAIA Terminal 2 (North Wing): Testing is available via walk-in and is open daily (Monday-Sunday, including holidays) from 2:00AM to 9:00PM. 

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

       To avail, contact and book an appointment with our 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 Laboratory Partner e-CIF.  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.

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.

Where are the PAL Testing Centers located?

       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 https://bit.ly/PLCTestSite for easy navigation. For inquiries, you may contact the PAL testing Facility hotlines at +639685539214 (Smart) or +639062613074 (Globe).

PAL Gate 3 is located at Andrews Avenue, Pasay City. For easier navigation, input “PAL Gate 3” in your GPS software app or click https://bit.ly/PALGate3.

PAL Data Center Building is located at Domestic Road, Pasay City. For easier navigation, input “PAL Data Center Building" in your GPS software app or click https://bit.ly/PALDCB  

Can I go to any PAL Testing Centers without a prior booking?
No prior booking is needed. If you wish to take your COVID-19 test at the PAL facility in a PAL Cobid-19 Testing 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.

How much is the testing fee at PAL Testing Centers?
RT-PCR Tests cost PHP 2,599 with results released in 24 hours, and Antigen Tests cost PHP 600 with results released in 30 minutes.

You may pay in cash (PHP only), card (debit or credit), GCash, PayPal™, WeChat Pay, or Alipay on the day of your test. For RT-PCR Tests, Senior Citizen and PWD discounts apply. Passengers can pre-pay for their COVID-19 tests online. Here’s how to pre-pay:

    1. After registering to the PAL Laboratory Partner e-CIFyou will receive a confirmation email, which has a link to the online pre-payment portal. You will be directed to the booking and payment portal of Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.
    2. Inside the payment portal, input your Unique Reference Code and select the type of test you wish to pay for. You may add up to four (4) Unique Reference Codes. Our Testing Facilities accept debit/credit card payments via MasterCard, Visa, JCB, American Express, WeChat Pay, or Alipay. Please ensure that your chosen COVID-19 test is the accepted requirement of your destination.
    3. Once payment is successful, you will receive an email confirming your payment. Please present this together with your ID, PAL ticket, and QR code upon entry to PAL Testing Facilities.
    4. You can request for a refund anytime. Please follow the refund guidelines found in the payment confirmation email

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.