All visitors require a valid passport. Except for stateless persons and those from countries with which the Philippines has no diplomatic relations, all visitors may enter the country without visas and may stay for 21 days provided they have tickets for onward journey.
Holders of Hong Kong and Taiwan passports must have special permits. Visas and special permits may be obtained from Philippine embassies and consulates.
Visitors are advised to fill in the Baggage Declaration Form before disembarking to facilitate Customs examination. Visitors carrying more than USD 3,000 are to declare the amount at the Central Bank of the Philippines counter situated at the Customs area.
Foreign currency taken out upon departure must not exceed the amount brought in. Departing passengers are not allowed to bring out more than Php 1,000 in local currency.
Unit of currency: Peso (P) = 100 centavos. Bank notes: P10, P20, P50, P100, P200, P500, P1,000. Coins 5c, 10c, 25c, P1, P5, P10.
A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required for travelers coming from infected areas. Children less than one-year-old are exempted but may be subject to isolation when necessary.
The international airports have adequate traveler facilities: tourist information and assistance counters, hotel & travel agency representatives, banks & ATMs, postal service, telephone booths and medical clinics, among others. Baggage carts and porter services are available for free.
Departure fees are charged at both international and domestic (paid in Philippine pesos only) airports. Departing passengers for international destinations are advised to check with airport or tourist information counters for information on departure charges.
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