Philippines travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Philippines with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for the Philippines.

Philippines travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to the Philippines with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Philippines - quick facts
Flight time 15 to 16 hours
Time difference UK +8 hours
Language(s) Filipino, English
Currency Philippine Peso
Electricity A + B + C plug (220V)
Driving side Right

Why visit the Philippines?

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✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Philippines weather

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Philippines travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting the Philippines from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around the Philippines.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Philippines travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to the Philippines with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in the Philippines, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Philippines covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in the Philippines with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Philippines travel features

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Philippines FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to the Philippines including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to the Philippines due to Covid-19?

Philippines is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR or Antigen test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Check out Department of Health, Republic of Philippines for more information.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from the Philippines?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from the Philippines. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to the Philippines from the UK?

The flight time to the Philippines from the UK is typically 15 to 16 hours.

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What is the time difference between the Philippines and the UK?

The time difference between the Philippines and the UK is UK time+8 hours.

What is the main language spoken in the Philippines?

The main languages spoken in the Philippines are Filipino and English.

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What is the currency in the Philippines?

The currency in the Philippines is the Philippine Peso (PHP).

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Which plugs are used in the Philippines?

Philippines uses electrical plug type A + B + C (220 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in the Philippines?

They drive on the right side of the road in the Philippines.

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