Grab, which resumed operations under general community quarantine (GCQ) on August 19, has just announced it is extending the operating hours of its ride-hailing services.
GrabCar and GrabTaxi, which could only accept passengers until 10pm upon resuming trips during GCQ, will now be up and running from 5am up until 12 midnight seven days a week. This is effective today, and applies for the following services in Metro Manila, Cebu, and Pampanga:
- GrabCar 2-Seater (GrabPay, credit/debit Card)
- GrabCar 4-Seater (all cashless payments)
- GrabCar 4-Seater (NCR to outside NCR)
- GrabCar 4-Seater (outside NCR to NCR)
- GrabCar 4-Seater (outside NCR)
- GrabCar 2-Seater (all cashless payments)
- GrabCar (credit/debit card)
- GrabCar (GrabPay)
In line with health protocols, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) like face shields and masks is required during GrabCar and GrabTaxi trips. For the same reason, the only mode of payment available is cashless (GrabPay, credit card, debit card). Remember: If a passenger refuses to comply with these guidelines, his or her Grab driver may choose to cancel the booking.
The increasing availability of rides is nice, but we think it’s important to remind everyone to stay home unless going out is necessary. We’re still dealing with a deadly pandemic after all. Do you think you’ll find yourself booking a Grab ride past 10pm?
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