Our flight to Miniloc El Nido was on 1 January 2021, so we had to do our PCR Swab test at Qualimed in the closest working day to our travel time which was on 29 December.
To be sure, we also tried to isolate for 2 weeks before the travel period. I only had to go out once because DiploBaby didn’t fit any of his 5 year old clothes anymore and he is only 5.5years old! It was a necessity because he din’t have any shorts to wear for our travel. I quickly went to UNIQLO to buy a few.
OUR FIRST PCR SWAB TEST
This is the first time ever we did the PCR swab test. During the start of the pandemic, we did the rapid test with AIDE, when PCR swab tests were not widely available yet.
On 29 December, my in-laws went to Qualimed Makati in the morning at 11am. Then we borrowed their driver to take us at 1pm. It’s super quick the driver was just waiting for us in the driveway. No need to park.
The testing area is out here:
But we had to go in first to fill up some papers.
To minimize contact TD does all the forms for us. He is an expert at form filling LOL!
DiploBaby tripping on the mirror multiplying effect.
Once our forms were filled we headed back out to do the swab test. I assured DiploBaby that for kids, they do not do the nasal swab. They only do the mouth swab for kids.
It was not as uncomfortable as I expected. The tip for the nasal swab was super soft that I barely felt it. Just felt a reflex to cough and blow my nose at the same time right after it was done. They had tissue ready beside me. But not painful at all.
#UNDIPLOMAMATIP: When doing something new, I always go first so he can see that there is nothing to be afraid of. This means I also always put on a brave face and don’t show discomfort as much so he doesn’t get scared.
It was easy peasy for DiploBaby! Super quick!
We were very relieved to get our negative results the next day, 30 December 2020, via email. And we isolated till our departure on 1 January 2021. We slept early and did not great the New Year because we had to be at the Asian Aerospace Private Hanger by 5am.
If you would like to go on one of El Nido Resorts Travel Bubble, you can inquire with them below. They usually use QualiMed for the PCR Swab Test prior to the trip.
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