Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Philippines?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Philippines are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Philippines?

For up to date information around safety and security in Philippines read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Philippines.

Best time to visit Philippines?

The Philippines are most popular during the dry season, between November and April. At this time the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas. Temperatures are high during March and April, so it's best to travel during the cooler months of December to February.

Do I need a visa to enter Philippines?

You can enter the Philippines without a visa for an initial period of 30 days. You can also get a tourist visa from the Philippine Embassy before you travel, which will allow an initial 59 day stay. You can apply to extend your stay at the offices of the Bureau of Immigration.

What currency do i need in Philippines?

The official currency of Philippines is the Philippine peso.

While visiting Philippines

What wild animals live in Philippines?

Skinks, geckos, and snakes are abundant, and more than 100 species are endemic to the Philippines. The country is also host to many types of frogs, including several flying varieties; most are endemic to the islands.

What is the traditional food in Philippines?

Adobo is one of the most popular Filipino dishes and is considered unofficially by many as the national dish. It usually consists of pork or chicken, sometimes both, stewed or braised in a sauce usually made from vinegar, cooking oil, garlic, bay leaf, peppercorns, and soy sauce.

What Languages are spoken in Philippines?

The Philippines has 8 major dialects. Listed in the figure from top to bottom: Bikol, Cebuano, Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), Ilocano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Tagalog, and Waray. The language being taught all over the Philippines is Tagalog and English.

How much do you tip in Philippines?

The currency in Philippines is the Philippine peso. It's usually 15-20% of what you pay for, and is given to cab drivers, waiters, bell hops, hotel maids, bartenders, or anyone who renders you any kind of service. It's more common in other countries, but not so much in the Philippines, as most establishments already include a 10% service fee in your bill.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Philippines?

Local Philippines travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Philippines Numbers?

  • Police: 911
  • Ambulance: 911
  • Fire: 911
  • Embassy: +63 2 858 2200

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Philippines?

    The time difference is 8 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Philippines?

    Philippines Guidebook

    Best Philippines guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Philippines with this Philippines Guidebook .