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Philippines international travel guide

Philippines

Philippines is part of Asia with main city at Manila. It's usually 🌀️ 26.07 °C in Philippines with a rainfall of 🌧 291.36 mm. 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. Its Developing country with a population of 103M people. The main currency is Philippine Peso. The languages spoken are English. Automatic teller machines are common in Philippines. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
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Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

To curb the spread of COVID-19, General Community Quarantine (GCQ) is in place for Manila. Cebu has been placed under the stricter Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). Other regions of the Philippines are under forms of quarantine. If you travel to the Philippines, you'll be subject to COVID-19 rapid testing (RT-PCR) and quarantined in a government facility at your own cost. If you’re in the Philippines and wish to return to Australia, more commercial options are becoming available and transit hubs are starting to re-open. A number of airlines are offering flights to Australia either directly or via other locations. See our Transit Hubs Bulletin and subscribe to receive updates. Contact the Philippines Department of Tourism and airlines directly to determine your available options. Follow the Australian Ambassador's social media and check the embassy website for latest information. We advise: Do not travel to the Philippines.

issued date: July 3, 2020

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

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

πŸ’± Currencies Used

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.

🏧 ATMs

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 β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ 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 β€˜extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Calling

πŸ“‘ 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.

πŸ“± 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.

πŸ“ž 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

πŸ›£οΈ 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.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Police

223 171 63, 800 220 46

Ambulance

589 705 88

Fire department

800 220 46

Last updated: June 21, 2020