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Philippines international travel guide in 2024

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Philippines is part of Asia with main city at Manila. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 24.82 ยฐC in Philippines with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 98.64 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Philippines. Internet speed in Philippines is on average 3.2 Mbps. In Philippines you drive on the right side. Its Developing country with a population of 103M people. The main currency is Philippine Peso. The languages spoken are English. Automatic teller machines are common in Philippines. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~24.82 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~98.64 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 103M people

Philippines Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
We've reviewed our advice for the Philippines. We haven't changed the level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution overall. Higher levels apply. We advise: Exercise a high degree of cautionย in the Philippines overall due to crime and terrorism. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Philippines Weather

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๐ŸŒง Rainfall

Philippines Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

Philippines uses 220V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A, Type B and Type C.

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money in Philippines

๐Ÿ’ฑ Currencies Used

Philippines uses the Philippine peso (symbol: ?), code PHP.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 pesos. Peso is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5 and 1 pesos and 25, 10, 5 and 1 centavos.

๐Ÿง ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Philippines. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Philippines. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small โ€˜extraโ€™ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling in Philippines

๐Ÿ“ก Internet

Internet speed in Philippines is on average 3.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Philippines is low. It is not as easy to find one.

๐Ÿ“ฑ Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 1,199.04 PHP, which includes 5 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: Globe or Smart. Philippines uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Philippines upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

๐Ÿ“ž Calling

To call Philippines, dial +, then 63 (the country code for Philippines), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Philippines, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving in Philippines

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ Road rules

In Philippines you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 20-60 km/h (12-37 mph) on undivided highways, 40-60 km/h (24-37 mph) in all built-up areas, 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on motorways and 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on expressways.

๐Ÿ†˜ Emergency

Police
223 171 63, 800 220 46
Ambulance
589 705 88
Fire department
800 220 46

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Philippines travel details

It's important to consider getting travel medical insurance to ensure you're covered in case of unexpected medical emergencies. For just $42, you can get coverage for 4 weeks, providing peace of mind and financial protection while you're away from home.
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