GETTING TO THE PHILIPPINES
Manila is served by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) which has three terminals. Terminal 2 services all Philippines Airlines (PAL) flights, both international and domestic. Terminal 3 services international flights of Delta Air, KLM, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and all Nippon Airways. All other international flight are serviced in Terminal 1
Nationals from 157 countries may enter the Philippines without a visa and stay for a maximum of 30 days, provided they possess passports calid at least 6 months beyond their intended stay in the Philippines, and that they have outward bound tickets to their country of origin or to a next country of destination.
For the list of 157 countries, please visit: https://www.dfa.gov.ph/list-of-countries-for-21-day-visa
For the list of Philippine embassies and consulates, please visit: https://www.dfa.gov.ph/links/office-of-protocol/foreign-embassies
For those requiring visas, please present the official letter of invitation to the Philippine Embassy or Consulate located in your country to facilitate the issuance of the visa. Letter of invitation is available upon request from the Conference Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
CUSTOMS AND CURRENCY REGULATION
Before deplaning, you will be asked to fill up the Baggage and Currency Declaration Form. The following items are allowed duty-free: Personal effects, Tobacco not exceeding 2 cartons of cigarettes or 2 tins of pipe tobacco, and Alcoholic beverage up to 2 liters.
Visitors carrying more than US$10,000.00 cash or its equivalent in other foreign currencies must declare the amount to a Custom Officer or at the counter of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas situated at the Customs area.
The Philippines has a sub-tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 23-31 degress Celsius (73.4-87.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in the month of March
For current weather information for Manila, please visit: https://weatherph.org/
It is not customary to give tips to taxi drivers. Most dining establishments already incorporated a service charge (up to 10%), which is reflected on the bill. If a service charge is already incorporated, a top of Php 50.00 for good service is enough. If no service charge was included, leave a tip corresponding to 10% of you bill. For truly excellent service, you can leave a larger gratuity.
For bellhop, a tip of Php 50.00 is customary. For hotel housekeeping staff, Php 20.00 – Php 50.00 each day that you stay in a hotel is sufficient.