Make sure to know the following information before traveling to the Philippines

Entry and Exit Formalities

Entering the country through any of the main ports should be a breeze. However, you’ll need to show the airline an onward ticket in order to board any plans bound to the Philippines. And make sure your passport is valid of at least (6) months beyond the planned period of stay.


For most nationalities, a free 30-day visa is issued on arrival. You can also extend for a fee upon arrival at the airport or in major provincial centers. Make sure to visit the website below to check if you are eligible to enter the Philippines without a visa.

Customs Regulations

  • VHS, Tapes, CDs, DVDs require import permit/clearances:
  • Firearms are forbidden.
  • You can bring up to 400 cigarettes (two tins of tobacco) and 2L of alcohol into the country without paying duty.
  • The local currency of more than P10,000 and foreign currency of more than US$10,000  must be declared upon entry or exit.

Make sure to check the customs passenger guidelines to ensure smooth entry to the Philippines.


As a preventive measure, we strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance before traveling to the Philippines

Make sure to check the CDC website for the required or recommended vaccines for the Philippines. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for the Philippines: Malaria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, and influenza.