Expedia offers Covid-19 tests to Singapore travellers

To ease the pre-travel preparation process for Singapore travellers, Expedia and Raffles Medical Group have teamed up to offer pre-departure Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests at a rate of S$124 (US$90).

Outbound travellers who book any travel service through the Expedia Singapore app or website, and need a pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test, can now take one at any of the 36 participating Raffles Medical Clinics in Singapore.

Any travel booking made on Expedia Singapore website or app will offer pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test

To be eligible for the PCR tests, Expedia customers are required to book any travel offering through this link: www.expedia.com.sg/lp/b/rmg. Once a booking is complete, they can proceed to schedule an appointment for their pre-departure Covid-19 PCR test through www.rafflesmedicalgroup.com or the Raffles Connect App.

Customers will be asked to present their NRIC/FIN and Expedia.com.sg itinerary at the selected clinic on the day of their test.

Since the launch of the vaccinated travel lanes (VTL), Expedia has observed strong demand for travel to VTL destinations among Singaporeans, with search data showing high interest for travel in the year-end holiday period.

Expedia Group’s managing director and senior director of government and corporate affairs, Asia, Ang Choo Pin, said: “The growing confidence in international travel is good news for the travel industry, but we understand that the additional steps and costs of a mandatory pre-departure Covid-19 test may add stress to travellers. Expedia’s goal is to help travellers get the most out of every trip, by providing all their travel needs on a single platform.

“We hope this important collaboration with Raffles Medical Group to offer pre-departure Covid-19 tests will help ease pre-travel planning stress so that our travellers can better enjoy their holidays.”

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