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Last verified: Saturday, 11. July 2020 at 07:20 AM

Philippines Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Philippines

Local Situation: 3.4 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Philippines. We detected travel advisories from 10 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.4 / 5

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

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Philippines

There are currently 52,914 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Philippines. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 1,360 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Philippines.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Philippines

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Philippines.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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 3.4 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. 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 ...

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Germany

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Philippinen: Reise- und Sicherheitshinweise: Teilreisewarnung. The German government advises againt travelling this country.

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel (with regional advisories).

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas

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

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Iaktta allmän försiktighet. Det förekommer en viss risk för terrordåd i synnerhet på Mindanao i södra Filippinerna och i Metro Manila. Följ väderleksrapporterna under regnperioden. Undvik alla resor till Mindanaos sydvästra delar, halvön Zamboanga och Suluöarna.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/PH

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Philippines.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)

Info: Undvik alla resor

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Vi fraråder alle ikke-nødvendige rejser til hele verden, herunder Filippinerne. Det gør vi, fordi mange lande i øjeblikket indfører omfattende restriktioner med kort varsel for at forebygge smittespredning med coronavirus/COVID-19. Restriktioner omfatter i flere lande ind- og udrejserestriktioner, udgangsforbud o. lign. Den danske ambassade i Manila har ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/filippinerne/

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Philippines.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Den vestlige del af Mindanao (provinserne North Cotabato, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, Sarangani, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur og Misamis Occidental og Zamboanga-halvøen).  Hele Sulu-øgruppen, herunder Basilan, Jolo og Tawi-Tawi.

Info: Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Australia

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To curb the spread of COVID-19, General Community Quarantine (GCQ) is in place for Manila. Cebu has been placed under the stricter Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). Other regions of the Philippines are under forms of quarantine. If you travel to the Philippines, you'll be subject to COVID-19 rapid testing (RT-PCR) and quarantined in a government facility at ...

Source: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/philippines

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Austria

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The Austrian Government advises again travelling Philippinen.

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

Individual rating changes for Philippines

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Philippines. Most recent events first.

Changes from June 6th 2020

The total rating for Philippines changed from 3.3 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Philippines to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from June 5th 2020

The total rating for Philippines changed from 3.4 to 3.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government decreased their existing warning for Philippines to 2.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by -1.0).

Changes from April 9th 2020

The total rating for Philippines changed from 3.2 to 3.4. Here are the influencing details:

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The Austrian government increased their existing warning for Philippines to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +2.0).

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Philippines changed from 3.1 to 3.2. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government increased their existing warning for Philippines to 3.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 2.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 18th 2020

The total rating for Philippines changed from 3.0 to 3.1. Here are the influencing details:

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The Australian government increased their existing warning for Philippines to 5.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 4.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 17th 2020

The total rating for Philippines changed from 2.9 to 3.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Philippines to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

Changes from March 14th 2020

The total rating for Philippines changed from 2.7 to 2.9. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government increased their existing warning for Philippines to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 3.0 (by +1.0).

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The Australian government issued a new warning for Philippines with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Philippines changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Philippines with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Philippines with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Philippines with a rating of 3.0.

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The Cypriot government issued a new warning for Philippines with a rating of 3.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Philippines with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Philippines with a rating of 2.0.

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The Austrian government issued a new warning for Philippines with a rating of 3.0.

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The German government issued a new warning for Philippines with a rating of 3.0.

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The United States government issued a new warning for Philippines with a rating of 2.0.

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 English, Finnish, Tagalog
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 of 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 to and from 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 3,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 10 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Philippines.

Is it safe to travel Philippines in 2020?

Visiting the country Philippines is usually fine. The score is at 3,4 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Philippines?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 10 individual sources for Philippines.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Philippines?

There are currently 52,914 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Philippines. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 1,360 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Philippines.

What is the size of Philippines?

Philippines has a size of 300,000 km² or 115,831 mi² which is slightly larger than Arizona.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.