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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Philippines Travel Advisory

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Local Situation: 2.6 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Philippines. We detected travel advisories from 8 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.6 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Philippines from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution in the Philippines due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, a measles outbreak, and kidnapping. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory.  Do Not Travel to: The Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea, due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and kidnapping. Marawi City in Mindanao due to terrorism ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/philippines-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/philippines

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in the Philippines, including in Manila, due to the threat of terrorism, risk of kidnapping and violent crime.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/philippines

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

Exercise increased caution elsewhere in the Philippines, including in Manila, due to the threat of terrorism, risk of kidnapping and violent crime.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

New Zealand government

Regional warning: This specific advisory covers a specific region.

Exercise increased caution elsewhere in the Philippines, including in Manila, due to the threat of terrorism, risk of kidnapping and violent crime.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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Philippinen: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/de/ReiseUndSicherheit/philippinensicherheit/212492

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Philippinen.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.bmeia.gv.at//reise-aufenthalt/reiseinformation/land/philippinen/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion advises Maltese travellers that the Philippines Department of Health (DOH) recently issued a national medical alert on the mosquito-borne Dengue virus. It is advisable to avoid any gatherings and to carefully follow local authorities’ instructions.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/the-philippines/

History of rating changes

This is the change history of the risk assessment of Philippines.

Changes from March 8th 2019

The total rating for Philippines changed from 2.5 to 2.6. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government increased their existing warning for Philippines to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +1.0).

About Philippines

Philippines with its capital Manila is a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia), slightly larger than Arizona (300,000 km²). The country is located Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam. The climate can be described as tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October). The landscape is mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands. With a population of about 92.68 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Manila
Population about 92.68 million
Size 300.000 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Arizona
Common languages tl,en-PH,fil
Currency Peso (short: PHP)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 60Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +63
Internet Top Level Domain .ph
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 PH
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 PHL
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 608

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Philippines is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air and water pollution in major urban centers
  • coral reef degradation
  • increasing pollution of coastal mangrove swamps that are important fish breeding grounds
  • soil erosion
  • uncontrolled deforestation especially in watershed areas

Natural hazzards

  • active volcanoes
  • astride typhoon belt, usually affected by 15 and struck by five to six cyclonic storms each year
  • destructive earthquakes
  • landslides
  • significant volcanic activity; Taal (311 m), which has shown recent unrest and may erupt in the near future, has been deemed a Decade Volcano by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its
  • tsunamis

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Philippines. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. apparatus
  2. basic metal industries
  3. beverage manufacturing
  4. chemical products
  5. construction
  6. electric/gas/water supply
  7. electronics assembly
  8. food
  9. fuel
  10. garments

Agriculture products

  1. bananas
  2. cassava
  3. coconut
  4. copra
  5. corn
  6. fish
  7. livestock
  8. mangoes
  9. pineapple
  10. poultry

Philippine Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Philippines.

Export products

  1. bananas/fruits
  2. beverages
  3. chemicals
  4. coconut oil
  5. copper concentrates
  6. electronic products
  7. garments
  8. machinery
  9. processed food
  10. seafood

Import products

  1. chemicals
  2. electronic products
  3. grains
  4. iron
  5. machinery
  6. mineral fuels
  7. plastic
  8. steel
  9. textile fabrics
  10. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Philippines?

Philippines is currently rated at 2,6 out of a possible 5.0. We advise caution when travelling to Philippines.

So ... is it safe to travel Philippines?

Visiting the country Philippines is usually fine. Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many advisories do you know for Philippines?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 8 active advisories for Philippines.