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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

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 are rising over time as the Philippines sees increases in cases.
  • 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.

What is the COVID-19 situation in the Philippines?

Can domestic helpers process locally in Hong Kong?

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Last updated on July 21st, 2020