Budget-airline Cebu Pacific (CEB) announced that all passengers bound to Hong Kong must go through an antigen test at the airport before their scheduled flight.
As part of the CEB's multi-layered safety approach, the airline started its Test Before Boarding (TBB) program for Hong Kong-bound passengers.
The CEB will shoulder the cost of the antigen test or TBB until September 30, 2021.
That's why passengers bound to Hong Kong are advised to head first to the Philippine Airport Diagnostic Laboratory (PADLAB) located on the second floor, NAIA Terminal 3 pre-departure area (near Gate 6), four hours before the scheduled time of departure.
The antigen testing is open from 1:30 AM-3:30 AM six times weekly. After 30 minutes, the results will be released, and only passengers with negative results may proceed to the check-in area.
Passengers who receive a positive test result or those who didn't undergo an antigen test will not be allowed to proceed to the check-in, CEB said.
"They may select their preferred option through the Manage Booking portal on the Cebu Pacific website. They can rebook for travel within 60 days at no additional cost, following CEB's permanent removal of change fees. In addition, fare differences will be waived," the airline said based on the report of the Manila Bulletin.
Storing the amount in a virtual CEB wallet that is valid for two years is also another option. They may use this to either book a new flight or pay for add-ons, such as baggage allowance, seat selection, etc.
Passengers can also opt for a refund; however, the process may take up to two months from the date of request.
(Source: Manila Bulletin)