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Covid-19 Measurement

Since Philippines are amongst the attractive world destinations, government do concern on the effects of Covid-19 in travel industry.
As a result, government use strict but proper measurement to cope with Covid-19. Most tourism workers have been vaccinated for nearly 80% from the total of 240,000 workforces. This effective strategy is to reopen the travel industry in near future.

Shortly brief, people who want to visit Philippines at present are classified by

  • Country classification which are green, yellow and red depends on the severity of Covid-19 situation

  • Vaccination status which are vaccinated and non-vaccinated

As a mandatory, all individuals must present the negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to the departure from the country of Origin. However, the quarantine levels and periods are different based on the classifications abovementioned. For more useful and updated information on the Covid-19 measurement, please do not hesitate to visit Learn more

Language

Language

At present, there are over 120 local and indigenous languages spoken in the Philippines, namely, Filipino, Cebuano (spoken language in Cebu province), and Ilocano (spoken in norther parts of Luzon). Tagalog and Cebuano are the most commonly spoken native languages, together comprising about half of the population of the Philippines. However, Filipino, the standardized form of Tagalog, is the national language and used in formal education throughout the country. Filipino and English are both official languages and English is commonly used by the governmental, educational, commercial and traveling places. Remarkably, Philippines is the 3rd Largest English-speaking country in the world. More than 95% of its population speaks English. Nowadays, Philippines continuously attracts overseas students to study English with value-for-money tuition fees and good surroundings.

Visa

Visa

For Thai passport holders, visa requirement is waived 30 days in the Philippines. However, person who intends to stay beyond 30 days are advised to apply for visa before they travel. Foreign visitors entitled to the 30-day no-visa privilege can also apply for extension of their stay in the Philippines right upon their arrival at the airport.
Here are the prerequisite documents to obtain Philippines Tourist Visa;

  • Personal appearance;

  • Original passport valid for at least six (6) months and photocopy of passport’s personal data page and visa page

  • Copy of airline reservation showing roundtrip itinerary;

  • One ID picture measuring 2” x 2” in size; and

  • Payment of visa fee.

For more information, please visit https://bangkokpe.dfa.gov.ph/visa

Currency & Money

Currency & Money

The Philippine peso (currency code: PHP) is the official currency of the Philippines.
Prices in Philippine pesos are denoted by the following symbols; "₱" (official), P$, P
and PHP. U.S. dollars are sometimes accepted as an alternative form of payment and
work well as emergency cash. Therefore, carrying U.S. dollars while traveling in
Philippines is a good idea for emergencies when you are shortage of Peso or even
when you could not find ATMs in rural areas. Credit cards are mostly only useful in
bigger cities such as Manila, Boracay and Cebu in which you can pay for booking
hotel and short flights and diving courses. MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted
credit cards in the Philippines.

The Philippine peso (currency code: PHP) is the official currency of the Philippines. Prices in Philippine pesos are denoted by the following symbols; "₱" (official), P$, P and PHP. U.S. dollars are sometimes accepted as an alternative form of payment and work well as emergency cash. Therefore, carrying U.S. dollars while traveling in Philippines is a good idea for emergencies when you are shortage of Peso or even when you could not find ATMs in rural areas. Credit cards are mostly only useful in bigger cities such as Manila, Boracay and Cebu in which you can pay for booking hotel and short flights and diving courses. MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted credit cards in the Philippines.

Power outlet & electricity

Power outlet & electricity

In the Philippines the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 60 Hz, travellers
can use electric appliances in the Philippines when the standard voltage in origin
country is in between 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia
and Africa). If the standard voltage in origin country is in the range of 100 V - 127 V
(as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries), travellers need a voltage converter in the Philippines. And if the frequency in the Philippines (60 Hz) differs from
the origin country, it is not advised to use appliances. In Philippines, there are 3 types of plug and sockets that travellers have to concern.

In the Philippines the standard voltage is 220 V and the frequency is 60 Hz., travellers can use electric appliances in the Philippines when the standard voltage in origin country is in between 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). If the standard voltage in origin country is in the range of 100 V - 127 V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries), travellers need a voltage converter in the Philippines. And if the frequency in the Philippines (60 Hz) differs from the origin country, it is not advised to use appliances. In Philippines, there are 3 types of plug and sockets that travellers have to concern.

Telecommunication & Mobile network

Telecommunication & Mobile network

Remembering that when travellers are abroad, it is important to be in touch with family, friends or even co-workers. Consequently, with good SIM cards, travellers will be able to send messages, make calls and surf internet effectively. At present, there are 2 gigantic mobile operators, namely, Globe and Smart, which having reliable network and million of users.

Remembering that when travellers are abroad, it is important to be in touch with family, friends or even co-workers. Consequently, with good SIM cards, travellers will be able to send messages, make calls and surf internet effectively. At present, there are 2 gigantic mobile operators, namely, Globe and Smart, which having reliable network and million
of users.

  • Globe is the largest provider of telephone services in the Philippines with nearly 100
    million subscribers. With plenty of shops available throughout the city, travellers are ensured to get the best reliable sim card and excellent network from Globe.

    Globe is the largest provider of telephone services in the Philippines with nearly 100 million subscribers. With plenty of shops available throughout the city, travellers are ensured to get the best reliable sim card and excellent network from Globe.

  • Smart is well known for its innovation in introducing wireless communications in the country. Its wireless networks covering 95% of the Philippines, providing a high-speed connection to more than 71.4 million users. Smart is also wise to attract new customers as it provides free SIM CARD at any international airport in the country 300 MB of data.

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