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The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, with views and activities to suit every traveler’s preferences. There are beaches perfect for sun tanning, diving, boating, kayaking, surfing or even kiteboarding.
More inland, there is rock climbing and tons of ziplines to explore. In the cities, travelers will be able to appreciate the Spanish-Filipino architecture, historical buildings and welcoming people.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Philippines. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Philippines: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, and influenza.
The Philippines is home to a few different mosquito-borne diseases. Travelers should consider Japanese encephalitis vaccination and antimalarials for some popular regions of the country. Dengue and chikungunya are present in many areas. Be sure to bring and use insect repellents and bug netting.
Tuberculosis is found in some parts of the Philippines. If you believe you have been exposed, contact a healthcare provider and schedule a TB test as soon as possible.
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Cholera cases do occur in the Philippines from time to time. Cholera vaccination is recommended for travelers, especially those staying with family or visiting rural areas. The best form of cholera protection is through vaccination.
Passport Health’s travel clinics carry Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the United States. Book your cholera vaccination appointment today by calling or book online now.
A visa is not required for entry to the Philippines. But, a valid passport and proof of return ticket are needed for entry.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
The climate in the Philippines varies based on location. The Philippines is very warm, with temperatures still around 70 in the winter. April and May are the hottest months, while January and February the coolest. There is a dry season which lasts from November until May and a rainy season which lasts from June until October. During September and October it is typhoon season.
Travelers should check the climate for the areas they intend to visit to get a more accurate overview.
The U.S. Department of State warns against all non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and through the southern Sulu Sea. Travelers should also be very cautious when traveling to Mindanao, as there have been terrorist threats, insurgent activities, and kidnappings.
Pickpocketing, ATM card fraud, and con games are common.
Travelers should avoid carrying unnecessary valuables with them. Be cautious while traveling and travel with a partner when possible. Do not accept a ride from a taxi that has already accepted another passenger or use ATMs with unusual coverings attached to the card receiver.
Zipline enthusiasts know that the Philippines are a must visit for fast and gorgeous thrills. Dahilayan Adventure Park opened in Manolo Fortich in 2009 as one of the Philippines’ first adventure parks. It is located less than 25 miles from Cagayan de Oro City, with shuttles that can bring travelers straight to the park.
The park has a zipline that starts 4,700 feet above sea level and reaches speeds of 56 mph, giving participants a chance to view the beautiful greenery and the mountains of Dahulayan.
The Philippines is a beautiful and popular destination. It is key to make sure you bring everything with you to fully enjoy your trip.
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Manila
1201 Roxas Boulevard
Manila, Philippines 1000
Telephone: (632) 301-2000
Fax: (632) 301-2017
Visit the Embassy to Philippines website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
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