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Getting here

The Philippines is easily accessible from the UK by many airline carriers. Find out more about visa requirements, flight times and airport information below.
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Title Address Description
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.

Airport transfer

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.

entry regulations

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Visa REquirements

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.

Coronavirus & Travel Safety

Updated: 3rd November 2020

Due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the Philippine government has announced temporary entry restrictions.

British nationals will no longer be able to receive a visa on arrival and will not be able to enter the Philippines until further notice. Foreign spouses and children travelling with a Filipino national will be exempt from this restriction on the condition that a valid visa is secured prior to travel.

A visa can be secured through the Embassy of the Philippines located in your country of residence details of which can be found on the Department for Foreign Affairs’ website.

Source: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/philippines/entry-requirements 

For further information regarding updates and status report on how the Philippines is handling Covid-19, please visit https://philippines.travel/safeph 

More travel info

For more information on traveling around the Philippine Islands, visit our travel information section:

Maps, travel tips, accommodation and more.

 

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. 


Bamboo Travel

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.


Audley Travel

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


Trailfinders

13 days from £1,879pp

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the Philippines has implemented temporary travel restrictions to contain the spread of the virus. We urge you to stay home and follow community quarantine protocols.  LEARN MORE

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, the Philippines has implemented temporary travel restrictions.  LEARN MORE

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