Visa & arrival

German citizens can enter the Philippines for a stay of up to 30 days without a visa

- German passport that is valid for at least six months after your stay and
- Presentation of a flight ticket for the return or onward journey

Further information on visas and entry:

Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines
Kurfürstendamm 194
10707 Berlin
Tel .: (030) 86 49 50 0
Fax: (030) 87 32 55 1

Longer than 30 days in the Philippines? No problem

You can take long-term vacation and stay on site for up to 6 months.
If you want to extend your stay on site, then visit this Immigration Office (Immigration) one week before the regular visa expires for the 30 days.
The visa (with express surcharge) is often issued within 10 minutes. In other cases, it can take up to three days for the extended visa to be issued. Please note that you should wear appropriate clothing when visiting offices (ideally, knees and shoulders covered, no open shoes).

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The Philippines are free from epidemics. If you are traveling from a yellow fever region, you will need proof of vaccination. The risk of malaria differs by country. Most tourist areas are currently malaria-free. It is advisable to take mosquito repellent and malaria medication with you in an emergency. For more information, please click here:

The general standard and travel vaccinations are recommended (tetanus, diphtheria, hepatitis A and rabies). For travelers who are at particular risk, for example planning a long-term stay, having close contact with locals and staying in very rural areas and going hiking, the following vaccinations are possible: hepatitis B, typhoid, poliomyelitis and Japanese encephalitis

It is best to get information from your family doctor or the tropical institute at least 3 months before the start of your trip. The cost of all vaccinations can be up to 500 euros. Therefore, consultation with the health insurance company should be held about which vaccines are taken over.

International arrival

The best thing to do for your vacation in the Philippines is to fly to

- Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) or
- Cebu Mactan-Cebu (MCIA) in Lapu-Lapu City

Airport facilities
The international airports have all the necessary facilities for travelers: tourist information, ATMs, representations of hotels and tour operators, car rental companies, post offices, medical facilities, bakers, luggage trolleys and porters, as well as wheelchairs on request from ground staff.

From Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport Manila Downtown (Makati / Malate)

Around 350-450 pesos (6.50 - 8 euros) by taxi / grave
From 150 pesos (3 euros) by bus
Duration between 20 minutes and 1 hour. Depending on the traffic.

You can find yellow and white taxis at Ninoy Aquino Airport Manila. The yellow airport taxis run at meters and the white taxis run at a fixed price.

If you would like to drive with a grab, simply order your private driver via the app or go to the small grab counter (it is located directly behind the exit of the arrival hall). There is staff there who will order a grave for you.

The prices for the buses vary, but you can expect around 150 pesos. The buses stop at various stops, including Greenbelt in Makati and Robinson in Malate.

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From Cebu (Mactan Island) airport to Cebu City

Around 200 - 280 (4 - 5 euros) pesos by taxi / grave
25 pesos (50ct) with the MyBus
Duration between 30 minutes and 1 hour. Depending on the traffic.

In Cebu you also have the choice between a white and a yellow taxi, as well as the alternative of ordering a grave. Grab taxis are not allowed on the airport grounds. A trip starts about 3 -5 minutes on foot outside the airport.

The best choice to get from Cebu Airport to Cebu City is MyBus. It runs every 20 minutes and costs only 25 pesos. It will take you to SM City Cebu, one of the most famous shopping malls in Cebu. From there you can either walk to your accommodation or take a taxi. (Direction Mango Square approx. 100 pesos, Direction Ayala approx. 80 pesos)