Any travel booking made on Expedia.com.sg or the Expedia App will offer customers pre-departure COVID-19 PCR Test

To ease the pre-travel preparation process for Singapore travellers, Expedia and Raffles Medical Group (RMG) have teamed up to provide pre-departure COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests.

Starting today, 22 November, outbound travellers who book any travel service through the Expedia Singapore app or Expedia.com.sg website, and need a pre-departure COVID-19 PCR test, can do so at any of the 36 participating Raffles Medical Clinics in Singapore. To redeem the test, Expedia customers are required to book any travel offering through this link: https://www.expedia.com.sg/lp/b/rmg. Once a booking is complete, Expedia customers 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.

“As we move into a new phase of borders reopening, we are delighted to partner with Expedia, one of the world’s leading online travel brands, to ease the return to international and safe travel for Singaporeans. Over the past two years, Raffles Medical Group has been strengthening our suite of capabilities in air-border screening, pre-departure swabbing, traveller arrival testing and more. This includes travel advisory and telemedicine on our Raffles Connect App[1],” said Dr. Morrison Loh, Director of Commercial for Raffles Medical Group.

Since the introduction and 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.

“As more Singaporeans look to make overseas trips in the coming months, this partnership will combine the unique strength of complete travel support from Expedia with RMG quality healthcare,” Dr Loh added.

Expedia Group’s Managing Director and Senior Director of Government and Corporate Affairs, Asia, Mr. 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 provide pre-departure COVID-19 test will help alleviate those cost concern pain-points and ease pre-travel planning stress so that our travellers can better enjoy their holidays.”

Travellers looking to plan an international trip can also refer to Expedia’s COVID-19 Travel Advisor, an interactive tool powered by Sherpa that helps customers find up-to-date information about travel restrictions in the destination they plan to visit, such as vaccine, quarantine and COVID-19 test requirements. Travelers can enter details such as their origin and destination and departure date to learn more before their trip.

To learn more and to book your travel and pre-departure COVID-19 test, visit: https://www.expedia.com.sg/lp/b/rmg

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About Raffles Medical Group
Founded in 1976, Raffles Medical Group (RMG or the Group) is one of the leading integrated private healthcare providers in the region, providing a continuum of services from primary and tertiary care to health insurance for people across Asia. A proudly Singaporean brand, RMG is listed on the mainboard of the Singapore stock exchange (SGX: BSL) and operates in 14 cities in five countries in Asia. This network includes three tertiary hospitals and over 100 multi-disciplinary clinics, offering services such as health screening, specialist care, diagnostic radiology, dental and traditional Chinese medicine. Together with over 2,700 employees, RMG brings more than 45 years of trusted healthcare expertise and care to over 2 million patients annually across our network as their trusted partner for health. For more information, please visit rafflesmedicalgroup.com.

About Raffles Medical
Raffles Medical is the primary care network of Raffles Medical Group operating over 60 practices and clinics in Singapore providing family medicine, health screening and dental services. Raffles Medical also has Japanese clinics and/or clinics offering Japanese services in Singapore, Osaka, Tianjin, Beijing, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, servicing its Japanese patients with family medicine and dental services. In Singapore, Raffles Medical represents one of the largest networks of primary care clinics and services over 7,000 corporate clients, supporting the healthcare needs of businesses and employees. Through Raffles Medical International, the Raffles brand of quality and affordable care is available to patients in 13 cities outside of Singapore, including Greater China, Japan as well as Cambodia and Vietnam.

About Expedia
Expedia.com.sg® is one of the world’s leading full-service travel brands, with a mission of helping travellers get the most out of every trip they take by providing everything they need all in one place, ensuring they are getting the most out of their budget and above all else, feel supported every step of the way.

Our commitment to insights matched with our unprecedented scale allows us to understand our travellers better than anyone else, delivering exactly what they need, when they need it. Our personalised experiences backed by incredible technology, enables us to deliver the widest selection of product offerings across accommodations, transportation, activities and experiences, that help you get the most out of your journey.

Use our mobile app or visit http://www.expedia.com.sg to plan your journey with us.

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[1] https://www.rafflesmedicalgroup.com/raffles-connect/