Fight passengers of flag carrier Philippine Airlines were recently warned against using fake Covid-19 test results at the airports.
At least 15 individuals were recently prevented from boarding their flights since they presented fraudulent Covid-19 test results at the airport check-in counters, PAL said.
They were caught in Manila and were bound for Cotabato, Dipolog and Zamboanga. They were turned over to the Philippine National Police (PNP).
According to PAL, most of these passengers were referred for inquest at the city prosecutor’s office, while others have been isolated at quarantine facilities pending their real swab test results.
“We continue to work with government authorities against these fraudulent acts. We warn violators that falsification of public documents is punishable by law. We thank the PNP for their assistance on this matter,” PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said.
PAL has advised passengers to secure Covid-19 test results only from legitimate medical providers.