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General Information

The national language of Philippines is Filipino.

The official languages of Philippines are Filipino, English.

The national currency of Philippines is Peso (₱) (PHP).

1 PHP equals  .
equals  PHP.

Location

Philippines

The distance from to Philippines is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Philippines. Exercise increased caution in the Philippines due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, a measles outbreak, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Philippines is 41. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 911 to call the police in Philippines.

LGBT

Philippines has a score of -2 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Philippines ranks #95 worldwide.

There is no prohibition on entry into the Philippines by LGBTI individuals. Transgender travelers should be aware that immigration officials may require supporting documents if the gender in the traveler's passport does not reflect the gender expression of a transgender person. According to Philippine law, an individual's sex must match that assigned at birth as reflected on the official birth certificate, even in cases of post-operative sex reassignment.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Philippines should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Philippines:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Philippines to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Philippines differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Philippines, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
  • Type C
Weather

The temperature difference between Philippines and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Philippines. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sat November 09 82–85°F  /  28–30°C 81% 78%
Sun November 10 81–86°F  /  27–30°C 82% 77%
Mon November 11 79–85°F  /  26–29°C 85% 89%
Tue November 12 80–85°F  /  26–29°C 81% 44%
Wed November 13 78–83°F  /  26–28°C 89% 96%
Thu November 14 78–83°F  /  26–29°C 85% 94%
Fri November 15 78–81°F  /  25–27°C 91% 96%
Sat November 16 78–82°F  /  25–28°C 89% 83%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 05:47 am and sets at 05:23 pm. This equates to 11.6 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Philippines, it is in . When the sun sets in Philippines, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Philippines is 39.44 PHP. Every kilometer costs an additional 13.33 PHP. Every hour of waiting time costs 118.00 PHP.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Philippines.

The minimum driving age is 17 (student permit); 18 (non-professional & professional driver’s license).

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 50.00 PHP in Philippines.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 285.55 PHP.

The legal drinking age in Philippines is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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