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PAL sets up COVID testing booths at NAIA terminal 2

Passengers arriving at the NAIA Terminal 2 can now take the RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) swab test.

Bilyonaryo Lucio Tan’s Philippine Airlines announced Friday that it opened a one-stop-shop center at the NAIA terminal 2 as part of additional safety precautions during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Starting August 1, the PAL OSS will significantly augment the Manila airport’s capacity to screen travelers and process quarantine requirements for passengers who fly into the Philippines’ biggest gateway on PAL flights from North America, the Middle East, Europe, Oceania and all over Asia,” the airline said in a statement.

This comes in handy as foreign nationals with long-term visas can now enter the Philippines beginning August 1 subject to certain conditions.

Foreign traveles must secure a pre-booked accredited quarantine facility and a pre-booked COVID-19 testing provider.

PAL said its testing booths could accommodate up to 1,200 customers a day with results out in 48 hours. Passengers will shoulder the cost of the swab test as well as the pre-booked accredited quarantine facility.

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