Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Manila
|Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Manila|
Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), Cebu
|Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB), Lapu-Lapu Airport Rd, Lapu-Lapu City, 6016 Cebu, Philippines|
Davao International Airport, Davao
|Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Daang Maharlika Highway, Buhangin, Davao City, 8000 Davao del Sur, Philippines|
Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA)
|Terminal, Clark Freeport, Mabalacat, Pampanga, Philippines|
Laoag International Airport, Ilocos Norte
|Laoag International Airport, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines|
Bacolod-Silay International Airport
|New Bacolod-Silay International Airport, Airport Road, Silay City, 6116 Negros Occidental, Philippines|
Puerto Princesa International Airport
|Puerto Princesa International Airport, Rizal Avenue, Barangay San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, 5300 Palawan, Philippines|
Zamboanga International Airport
|Zamboanga International Airport, 31 Gov Camins Ave, Zamboanga, Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines|
Kalibo International Airport
|Kalibo International Airport, Kalibo International Airport Access Road, Kalibo, 5600 Aklan, Philippines|
Bicol International Airport
|Bicol International Airport, Airport Rd, Daraga, 4501 Albay, Philippines|
Iloilo International Airport
|Iloilo International Airport (ILO), Iloilo Airport Access Road,Cabatuan 5031,Iloilo, Cabatuan, Iloilo, Philippines|
Flying to the Philippines
You can fly direct to the Philippines from the UK departing London Heathrow (via Philippine Airlines) landing in Manila.
Flights from the UK to Manila usually take up to 13 hours. From Manila, you’ll find it’s very easy to travel to other parts of the Philippines.
Transit options are also available via cities like Doha, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Istanbul, Singapore, Hong Kong, or Thailand with air carriers such as Qatar Airways, Etihad, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, and Cathay Pacific, to name a few.
Check the map to find your gateway to the Philippines.
You’ll find counters for hotel transport and car rental services at all airports, just past the Arrivals gates. Metered taxis and rent-a-cars, even van rentals, are readily available at the international airports for transportation to the city or beyond. Hotel transport can be arranged with hotel representatives at the arrival lobby of the airport.
If you hold a British passport and are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes – you are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided you hold valid tickets for your return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and your passport is valid for a period of at least six months beyond the contemplated period of stay.
You can also get a tourist visa from the Philippine Embassy before you travel, which will allow an initial 59 day stay.
You can apply to extend your stay at the offices of the Bureau of Immigration. Overstaying without the proper authority is a serious matter and can lead to detention pending payment of outstanding fees and fines and voluntary deportation at your own expense.
Living, working or studying in the Philippines
If you intend to live, work, or study in the Philippines you’ll need to have certain UK documents (e.g. birth certificates, marriage certificates, UK police certificates, school documents) legalised by the FCO Legalisation Office and by the Philippine Embassy in London before relocating to the Philippines. These documents are required by the local authorities when applying for long-term resident visas.
Contact the Legalisation Office and the Philippine Embassy in London for more details.
More travel info
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Book a holiday
Dreaming of heading to the Philippines? Plan your next adventure and book your ultimate Philippines holiday today. Check out some of the great packages that are currently on offer from tour operators below.
Grand Tour of the Philippines
Grand tour of the Philippines’ is a comprehensive 23-day exploration of the most important islands in the Philippine archipelago. Visit the famous rice terraces, picturesque Negos, Bohol and Cebu islands taking in both history and pristine beaches.
23 days from £4,785pp
Classic Tour of the Philippines
Culturally and geographically removed from the rest of Southeast Asia, this green archipelago is best known for its pristine beaches. Spend time in the capital city of Manila, trek to an Ifugao village or visit the stunning rice terraces of Banaue.
15 days from £3,725pp
Philippines Northern Explorer & Beach Escape
Explore the majestic scenery of the north and gain a real insight into the traditional cultures and warm hospitality of the Philippines. Tour highlights include the stunning Banaue rice terraces, Sagada’s ‘hanging coffins’ and Boracay’s white-sand beaches