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Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in the Philippines?

Where can I find laboratories that provide COVID-19 testing in the Philippines?

This is the official list of testing centres by the Philippine Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau: HERE

If you are flying Philippine Airlines, you may consider this option:

  • Effective November 11, 2020, there will be COVID-19 RT-PCR testing at the Philippine Airlines Learning Center (PLC) located at 540 Padre Faura cor. Adriatico St. Ermita, Manila. The testing will be provided by Department of Health-accredited laboratory partner Detoxicare Molecular Diagnostics. It will be available for drive-thru or walk-in from 8AM to 5PM daily at a cost of PHP4,500. Results are released within 24 hours.
  • Payment options are: cash (PHP currency only), card (debit/credit), GCash, PayPAL, WeChatPay, or Alipay.
    To avail of testing at the PAL Learning Center, click the link:

What is the availability and costs of a swab test?

The Fair Agency team inquired at several of the listed laboratories and found:

  • The test results take about 3-5 days.
  • The cost ranges from 6,000 to 9,300 PHP. We see that the costs of these tests may rise over time.
  • Many testing laboratories require appointments in advance.
  • We found that public testing laboratories have often over-booked or over-capacity.

What are the requirements for domestic helpers travelling to Hong Kong?

Domestic helpers may be required to take a rapid COVID-19 test before they leave the Philippines for Hong Kong.

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Last updated on January 26th, 2021