Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Entry ban for visitors arriving from certain areas. Test required.
Quarantine required. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Philippines?

+191 New COVID cases in Philippines
0 New COVID deaths in Philippines
62.06% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on May 23, 2022

Data last reviewed on: 14 October 2021

Basic facts about Philippines

Philippines is a medium-sized country located in South-Eastern Asia. The capital of Philippines is Manila and the most spoken language is English. The national currency in Philippines is Philippine peso (PHP).

What taxi apps are available in Philippines?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Philippines. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Philippine peso (PHP)Official currency
1 EUR~55.24 PHP
1 USD~52.26 PHP

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks:, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Philippines?

There are 3 common plug types used in Philippines:

Type A 220 V, 60 Hz  Type B 220 V, 60 Hz  Type C 220 V, 60 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Philippines?

Currently, citizens of 159 countries can enter Philippines without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Philippines?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Philippines.

Data last reviewed on: 14 October 2021

Is it safe in Philippines?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On April 18, 2022, the risk level for Philippines was changed to Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution.

Emergency phones in Philippines

911 Police
911 Ambulance
911 Fire police
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