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Travel Advisory

WARNING VS. TRAVELING WITH FAKE COVID TESTS

12 4 2021

12 April 2021
Travel Advisory #172

 

WARNING VS. TRAVELING WITH FAKE COVID TESTS  

 

We wish to alert the public to secure authentic COVID-19 test results only from legitimate medical providers. 

 

Safe travel is always the paramount concern, and airlines and authorities are vigilant in not accepting travelers holding fake RT-PCR or Antigen test results, for everybody's protection.

 

Philippine Airlines (PAL) was recently able to prevent boarding of at least 15 individuals for presenting fraudulent COVID-19 test results at airport check-in counters, as part of our contribution to our nation’s all-out efforts to stop the spread of the disease in all areas of the Philippines.

 

The prospective passengers who were caught in Manila had been bound for destinations such as Cotabato, Dipolog and Zamboanga; and have been turned over to the Philippine National Police.  Most were referred for inquest at the city prosecutor's office, while others have been isolated at quarantine facilities pending their real swab test results.

 

The police said they will be charged with falsification of public documents and violation of RA 11332 or the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act. If found guilty, they may each face penalties of up to ₱50,000 or imprisonment for one to six months.

 

We reaffirm our commitment to work with government authorities in the fight against COVID-19, for the sake of safe air travel and a healthier Philippines.

 

Thank you.


 


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