TB has become a serious health concern in the Philippines and puts travelers at risk of contracting the illness. Be sure to take the necessary precautions by getting vaccinated well before your departure to ensure your health will not be compromised.
This insect borne illness, along with malaria, poses a risk to travelers. Protect yourself by consulting with a Passport Health specialist to ensure you have all necessary vaccinations and medications for your trip.
Flying to the Philippines from any city in the Untied States is a huge undertaking. While you may want to power through your fatigue and hit the ground running, chances are you will need to rest in order to catch up to your new location. Build this time into your first few days in the country to avoid feeling groggy longer than you have to.
Use caution in the rain
Monsoon rainstorms can pop up at any time in the Philippines, especially from June to October. These heavy rains can cause severe flooding, leaving streets looking like rivers. Avoid walking through the streets when they are flooded to avoid falling into contaminated water, or stepping into holes and hazardous obstructions that are hidden beneath the water.