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No more antigen test for Filipinos travelling abroad—IATF

/ 11:30 AM October 23, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos traveling abroad are no longer required to undergo an antigen coronavirus test before their departure.

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This is after the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Management of the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) lifted the pre-boarding testing requirement for outbound Filipino travelers, according to IATF spokesperson Harry Roque.

The latest task force decision amended IATF Resolution No. 79, which required a negative Antigen test result taken within 24 hours before departure as a pre-boarding requirement.

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“Inaprubahan po ng inyong IATF ang pagtanggal o pagbawi sa pre-boarding test and requirement ng outbound Filipino travelers na unang ni-ratify sa IATF Resolution No. 79 na nagre-require ng negative antigen test result 24 oras bago lumipad bilang pre-boarding requirement,” Roque said in a televised press briefing Friday.

“Uulitin ko po, wala na pong antigen requirement sa lahat po na babyahe sa labas ng bansa,” he added.

The government lifted its ban on non-essential outbound travel effective October 21.

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