Philippines international travel guide in 2024

Philippines international travel guide in 2024

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Philippines has a population of 103M with main currency as Philippine Peso. The languages spoken are English. Philippines travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Automatic teller machines are common in Philippines. 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.

Philippines travel advice

Exercise a high degree of caution
Increased volcanic activity at Mt Kanlaon may affect flights in the region. Check with your airline or travel provider for updated information. Monitor local media and follow advice of local authorities. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines overall due to the threat of terrorism and violent crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Issue Date : Jun 4, 2024

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Philippines essential details

Plugs

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

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are English

Money in Philippines

Currencies

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.

ATM

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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

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 ‘extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Internet in Philippines

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.

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.

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

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.

Emergecy

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

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Philippines visa advice

If you're considering exploring Philippines beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Philippines transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Philippines, understanding Philippines Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.