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Arriving in Manila and going to Dgte

Discussion in 'COVID-19' started by Roadwitch80, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Rye83

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    Third time is a charm. You have already been banned twice for your behavior. Just 3 posts on this new account and you have already started your condescending replies. You aren't welcome here.
     
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    There are hotels that are especially reserved for travelers like you. I don’t think they will put you in a govt. facility because you are a foreigner, like a visitor, and I think you get better treatment because of this.
     
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    It is not that they give better treatment to foreigners. Anyone who is willing to pay to stay at the private facilities can stay there.
     
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    LOL. Called 'aliens', highlighted for negatives in your media, treated 3rd class, seen as ATMs.

    But most of the people are very nice and at least it's warm.
     
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    Is it a record? :smile:
     
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    Just an update. So when you arrive in Manila, you are swabbed and taken to the hotel of your choice, and within 24 hours, they give you your result back which was awesome so you don’t have to stay in Manila for that long as long as you’re negative. Within 72 hours, you need to exit Manila for your provincial destination where you will get quarantined for two weeks based on provincial IATF. If you get your results earlier than that, you are allowed to leave the hotel and will be escorted to your home where you’ll have to be under house arrest for the remaining time. Other than the nightmare of the documentary requirements, it wasn’t as bad as I expected.
     
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    Seems fine, other than false negatives. But nothing is perfect and they seem to be doing their best. As least they don't wrap the people in clingfilm.
     
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    Hi Roadwitch80,
    Im new here but just came into Manila in August via Singapore and eventually onto dumaguete. For me the wheels fell off because they imposed mecq and my onward flight was cancelled. You are required to swab test at the airport lab for foreigners or by red Cross for citizens. You must have approved accommodation booked at a suitable hotel. I allowed 3 days for my test result which came in 24 hrs. The hotel rates is 4270php per night so getting stuck there two weeks was expensive by which time I needed to redo my swab test as it must be within 5 days of onward travel. You also need a medical certificate of good health. I got my 2nd swab test at St Lukes and my med certificate at Makati Medical centre. With these u can organise acceptance with the local government unit. For me this was Valencia and took a day of phone calls. As I didn't fancy the Lgu quarantine facility I did mine in Dumaguete hotel Casa Rubin which Valencia health team endorsed. This was half the price of Manila with daily temp checks by nurse. One the Lgu gives you a certificate of acceptance you can fly. They notify the airline accordingly. You can process the travel authority at the airport only on the day of travel. I really struggled with the process in Manila as a foreigner because you don't match the process for LSI or other and they kept trying to direct me through the nearest baranguy. In the end I ignored the brgy and organised the swab test and med certificate myself. So you can get thru Manila with maybe a couple of nights processing as long as flights run on schedule but you are up for 14 days in Dumaguete.
    Good luck
     
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