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Philippines Travel Health Advice

No special vaccination certificates are required for the Philippines, except by travellers arriving from an area infected with yellow fever. There is a risk of malaria and dengue fever in more rural areas, while tap water is not safe to drink and ice in drinks should be avoided. There is also a risk of cholera and the Zika virus.

Medical care is good in Manila, although expensive. Comprehensive travel insurance is advised. Travellers should take along any prescription medication they require, in its original packaging, along with a signed and dated letter from a doctor detailing what the medication is and why it is needed.


View information on diseases:

Dengue Fever, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Japanese encephalitis, Malaria, Rabies, Typhoid fever, Yellow fever

Our Travel Expert

Karel took his online job along with him on his travels nine years ago, exploring mainly Europe and Asia, and never looked back! His mission to explore the world was interrupted by his love affair with the Philippines and its people, which began the moment he stepped off the plane, and he is now seriously considering settling in the country for good.

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