Travelling to the Philippines is so much fun indeed! But before doing so, it is best for you to know first the precautionary measures and safety travel tips.
Here, we provide some very important travel tips for your travel in the Philippines.
Regular Business Hours
Banks: 9:00 am – 3:00pm ( Mon to Fri; some open on Saturdays)
Post Offices: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Government Offices: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ( Mon to Fri)
Business Centres: 8:00 am – 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm ( Mon to Fri)
Shopping Malls: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm (Mon to Sat; some open on Sundays)
Philippines has a tropical climate that is comparatively generous quantity of rainfall and fair weather. Basically, there are 3 seasons that occur once on every year particularly the wet and rainy season from June to October, the cool but dry season from November to February, and lastly, the hot and dry season from March to May.
The best time to start your travel in the Philippines is from within the month of December until the mid of May, because it’s country’s off-season for typhoons. So make sure to book your flights at this time of the year. It’s suggested to the travelers to avoid going to the country in December (Christmas) or April (Easter), because the entire country is on the move, creating it more difficult to induce a seat on any kind of transportation.
What to Bring
Have a list on the important things to bring in your travel. It is advisable to bring only those things that are very important, make yourself visible light as much as possible to avoid any conflicts or delays on the airport. Not so necessary items like calculator, extra costumes, portable iron, umbrella etc. can only add weight to your carry. You can buy and acquire these items in most stores upon arrival to the Philippines. In case you have difficulty finding them, the ever helpful staffs at any Tourist Information Centers of the Philippines are always been there willing to help you.
Comprehensive medical facilities can be found throughout major cities within the Philippines. Whereas the primary government-run or public hospitals are usually adequate for vacationer’s comfort needs. Some travelers would prefer to take privately-run clinics particularly when they travel in less or not so developed regions. Also, the pharmacies are always available in almost every tourist destinations or locations.
Malaria and tuberculosis are major common problematic diseases in Philippines rural areas, though most vacationers don’t find themselves in these regions. It is still advisable to have a check-up first with your physician and ensure that all of your standard vaccinations are updated before going to the Philippines.
Please take note that importation and exportation of these items such pornography, illegal drugs, and firearms are strictly prohibited. Also, vacationers are not allowed to pick up some natural items of the country including snake skin, turtle shells, coral reefs, orchid plants, and mussels. Foreign currencies probably are brought across the border as long as the amount taken out doesn’t exceed the amount to be in.
Enjoy your vacation travel to the Philippines and Mabuhay!