MANILA, 20 September 2021: Cebu Pacific introduced antigen
test checks for passengers checking in for flights to Hong Kong after the
airline gained permission from Hong Kong authorities to resume flights on 17
Hong Kong banned all Cebu Pacific Air flights from 3 to 16
September after four disembarking passengers tested positive for Covid-19.
The strict testing regime for boarding passengers using
antigen testing kits will continue for all flights bound for Hong Kong until 30
The airline said the antigen tests are in addition to the
strict requirement issued by Hong Kong authorities that requires all passengers
to obtain a PCR negative test certificate no more than 72 hours before the
flight’s scheduled departure.
Passengers who fail the antigen test will not be allowed to
check in for the flight. The airline will cover the cost of the antigen test
until 30 September.
Passengers can take the antigen test at the Philippine Airport Diagnostic Laboratory on
the second floor of Manila’s airport NAIA Terminal 3 pre-departure area, four
hours before their flight schedule to reduce queues. Results take 30 minutes to
If they fail the test, they can rebook a flight at no
additional cost, or they can also store the value for future travel for two
years. Cash refunds take up to two months to process.