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The Philippines is unlike any other country in Southeast Asia. This archipelago is made up of more than 7,000 islands and is home to more than 94 million Filipinos. Although there are thousands of islands, only about 800 of them are inhabited. One of the largest islands is Luzon, where the capital city of Manila is located. Throughout the Philippines, tourists will encounter many Spanish influences as a result of colonial rule by Spain throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. A remaining influence from this period can be seen today through the country’s predominant religion of Catholicism. The official languages of the Philippines are Filipino and English, and both languages are used in government, news, and media, making it easy for English speakers to get around the country.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Philippines. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Philippines:
measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
The yellow fever vaccine is not recommended for travelers to Philippines. However, a yellow fever vaccination may be required for entry to Philippines. If you are coming to Philippines from a country where yellow fever is present you may be required to show proof of immunization. For example, if you are traveling from Africa or South America to Philippines, proof of yellow fever immunization may be required.
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