(As of March 2022)

To avail of the DOT-TPB SARS CoV2 (COVID-19) RT-PCR test subsidy, tourists are advised of the following guidelines to facilitate the arrangement for pre-scheduled SARS CoV2 RT PCR testing:

1. Five (5) days before the intended travel date, the tourist must register online at https://www.tpb.gov.ph/rtpcrtravel-centralluzon/ and indicate a travel destination that is declared open to leisure tourists.

For International tourists and Balikbayans, they must register online at https://www.tpb.gov.ph/rtpcrtravel-centralluzon/ five (5) days before their arrival in Clark International Airport.

Please note that registrations per desired travel date is limited to 100. Should the allocation for the date has been reached, it will automatically be closed. Multiple registrations are discouraged.Applicants must attach the following supporting documents:

2. Domestic Tourists and Foreign Residents:

  • Copy of any two (2) of the following government-issued IDs (Driver’s License, Passport, PRC License, PhilPost ID, UMID, SSS, Voter’s ID, TIN ID, PhilHealth ID, PWD ID, Senior Citizen ID). In the absence of the above, any of the following secondary IDs (police clearance, NBI clearance, Pag-ibig ID and the like), and Alien Registration Card (for Foreign Residents) can be submitted subject to approval of the evaluation team.
  • For Minors (1- 17 years old), any copy of the following: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Certificate of Birth, Passport or School ID would suffice.
  • Copy of confirmed accommodation booking with a DOT-Accredited and open establishment for leisure and staycation, and should be staying in these establishments within the duration of their stay in the destination.
  • Copy of roundtrip transportation tickets, if applicable, bearing name and booking reference number:
    i. Via air – roundtrip air tickets ( CRK-Destination- CRK)

B. International Tourists and Balikbayans

  • Copy of passport with valid Philippine visa (for International Tourists) and passport (for Balikbayans) must be submitted subject to approval of the evaluation team.
  • Copy of roundtrip transportation tickets bearing name and booking reference number:
    i. Via air – roundtrip air tickets ( Country of Origin- CRK- Country of Origin)

3. The LIPAD vetting team shall evaluate the documents and inform the tourist of the status of their application five (5) days prior to travel, at most.

4. The Vetting Team Head or the assigned officer in-charge of endorsements shall forward, digitally, the line list of approved tourists to the Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital (JBL) facilities;

  1. For Domestic Tourists and Foreign residents: The list will be sent to the JBL Swab and Go Operations Lead with facilities located in Clark from Mondays thru Fridays between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and at the JBL Main General Hospital on Saturdays from 1:00 pm till 5:00 pm for COVID-19 Testing Laboratory. No swabbing on Sundays.
  2. For International tourists and Balikbayans: Regular Individual Swab Testing: To follow current IATF Guidelines for testing of ROFs arriving to Clark International Airport from international flights.Testing Schedule will be all days of the week (following quarantine testing schedules). Swabbed applicants on Sundays, will be processed the next day (Monday)

Any additional list will be acted upon by the JBL COVID-19 Testing Laboratory, as long as it is emailed to them before 8:00 am of the same day.

For this Subsidy Program, JBL COVID-19 Testing Laboratory can only accommodate and administer a minimum of 50 to a maximum of 100 SARS CoV2 RT-PCR tests per day. Thus, applications will be on a schedule basis as assigned by the vetting committee.

  • Approved applicants will receive an email from the vetting committee which includes the swab schedule. The Client Investigation Form (CIF) to be filled up completely by the tourist at the swab testing site on the day of the swab-test schedule.
  • Only those who have received confirmation of the swab test schedule will be accommodated. Walk-in requests shall be strictly denied.
  • Approved tourists must bring a government-issued ID (for Domestic Tourists) and Passport (for International Tourists and Balikbayans) on their scheduled date of swab testing.
  • Balikbayans, International (inbound through Clark) and Domestic Tourists with approved applications must be at the indicated swabbing location/area of JBL on their confirmed date of SARS CoV2 RT PCR testing. Failure to show up on the scheduled date would forfeit the SARS CoV2 RT-PCR Test subsidy.
  • Tourists who will request swab test reappointment/rebooking will be entertained if made at least 5 days prior to the new departure date (for Domestic Tourists) and arrival date (for International Tourists and Balikbayans).
  • JBL COVID-19 Testing Laboratory shall send the SARS CoV2 RT-PCR test result directly to the applicant via email within 24 hours.
  • JBL COVID-19 Testing Laboratory shall immediately inform the tourist of the invalid result due to specimen quality and undetermined mark.

Tourists are encouraged to follow up a SARS CoV2 RT-PCR result at JBL COVID-19 Testing Laboratory through telephone number (+63) 933-498-6602 or through e-mail [email protected]

5. The RT-PCR Subsidy Program for Qualified Domestic Tourists with JBL is only until June 30, 2022. Thus, cut-off of applications beyond June 25, 2022, shall no longer be accepted.