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Saturday, 25. May 2019 at 07:23 AM

Philippines Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to 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.

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)

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 for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion (MFTP) advises all Maltese citizens travelling to the Philippines that an outbreak of measles is spreading across the Philippines, with over 12,700 measles cases that have been officially reported by DOH with 203 deaths from 1 January to 23 February 2019. According to the WHO, the Department of Health (DOH) ...

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

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Manila
Population about 92.68 million
Size 300000 km²
Size comparable to slightly larger than Arizona
Common languages Tagalog, English
Timezone Asia/Manila with UTC offset of 8 hour(s)
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

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