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Discussion in 'COVID-19' started by Mike_Haddon, May 2, 2022.

  1. Mike_Haddon

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    Recent Experiences on Entering Philippines:

    Covid test required with negative result - either antigen test no more than 24 hours before flight or RT-PCR test no more than 48 hours before flight. Antigen tests are much cheaper, I found. Had test kits delivered to an address, took tests (all negative), took photo of test result and sent off with photo of passport. Result certificate received within 10 minutes. Printed them off and no questions asked on arrival.

    Arrival in Phils requires:

    1. Negative Covid test as described above.
    2. Registration on One Health Pass. Be careful with this - can only register within 3 days of travel and if you make a mistake, as I did, some things cannot be retrospectively changed through the 'Edit' section of your profile details. Print off or save to phone the QR Code page that is sent via email.
    3. Make sure you have VaxcertPH certificate.
    4. KEEP YOUR BOARDING PASS(ES). Several travellers I overheard falling foul of this. BOQ will stamp the boarding pass after checking all other documents at the airport before arrival at passport control. If you cannot show a boarding pass, it seems that you get shunted aside for some other kind of check before being allowed to leave the airport.

    Allow time for all of this process. If you are travelling with young kids or have disabled members in your party, you will get some priority, but can still add around 30 minutes to the process, more if you don't.
     
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    Congrats! Were you reentering the Philippines from the US? Did you do the proctored antigen test or just photograph a home test? Can you forward me your photos....just kidding. I looked at VaxcertPH and it looks like this is only relevant to people who were vaccinated in the PH. California has a smart health card with QR code that requires an app which verifies the authenticity. There is an app called SMART health card verifier that can verify the results. Do you have any idea if Customs had the ability to read vax certs from outside the Philippines for shots given outside the Philippines?
     
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    Regarding the at home test. Where (what site) did you send the results to?
    When did you enter?
    My parents came in March and the only accepted test was the RT-PCR.
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    Sorry late reply on this (PLDT outage again....see other topic!!). We were entering from UK (Scotland). We used a UK based Covid test kit home delivery service (everythinggeneticltd.co.uk). Just had to send a phot of the test result and main passport page. They were good, although the delivery company messed up and had to go to the local depot to collect, which was a bit touch and go. £28 per kit. I'd be pretty sure there are similar in most countries, but the risk of some of them being scams, so best to check for reviews. Might be going elsewhere overseas in a few months. Hopefully all the stupid rules will be scrapped by then, but if not, would do the same again.
     
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