Holidays in the Philippines now: how to get there, what's with the prices, what has changed

 Holidays in the Philippines now: how to get there, what's with the prices, what has changed

While Europe remains, to put it mildly, difficult to access, the views of Russian tourists are increasingly turning towards Southeast Asia. Specifically, those countries that, instead of tormenting travelers with the collection of endless pieces of paper, are ready to impose a minimum of entry requirements on them. The Philippine Islands just fall into this category. “Subtleties” found out how you can get there now and how costly such a trip will be.

How to get to the Philippines

So far, the Philippines can only be reached by connecting flights. From Moscow Domodedovo to the capital of the Philippines, Manila, Emirates fly with a change in Dubai and Gilf Air with a change in Manama, from Vnukovo – Turkish Airlines with a change in Istanbul, from Sheremetyevo – Etihad Airways. The Red Wings airline operates flights from Zhukovsky, but with two transfers – in Istanbul and Doha, and in tandem with Quatar Airways. The minimum travel time with all transfers is from 17 hours, tickets are from 47,700 RUB one way.

Prospects for the appearance of a direct flight from Russia are still being discussed. The Philippine Department of Tourism hopes that it will appear in the foreseeable future. f550x700/e2/yi/e2yiu0gnn2g4o8sc8s0sskk0c.jpg” media=”(max-width: 549px)”>

Vacations in the Philippines now: how to get there, what's with the prices, what has changed

What's with the prices

Explosive growth in prices for holidays in the Philippines is not observed. Travelers on any budget can plan a trip to this paradise (unless plane tickets cost a pretty penny). A room in a 3 * hotel in Manila can be rented at a price of 2550 PHP per night, for lunch in an inexpensive restaurant you will have to pay from 900 PHP per nose, for a tour of Bohol Island – from 4100 PHP per person. Tours to the Philippines, as a rule, last from 10 days and cost from 81,000 RUB (flights and airport taxes are not included).

Russian plastic cards are not accepted in the Philippines. Visa and Mastercard issued abroad are still in use. But nothing better than cash has yet been invented for countries like the Philippines. First time in the Philippines: what you need to know.

How to enter

Travelers from Russia can spend up to 30 days in the Philippines without a visa. The validity of the passport must be at least 6 months at the time of entry into the country. A prerequisite for entry is filling out a form, presenting a return ticket or a ticket to a third country and a certificate of vaccination. If three vaccinations have been delivered (two main doses plus a booster), a PCR test is not required for entry. At the same time, it is important to take into account the requirements for vaccination and tests for covid in those countries where a transplant is planned. Vaccination is mandatory for persons over 12 years of age.

The Philippine tourism sector takes vaccination very seriously, with nearly 98% of its workers vaccinated with two doses.

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  • Arrived in Manila, and then what? How to move between the islands
  • What else you need to know about the country: questions and answers

What has changed

The main thing the region wants to achieve is to regain the attractiveness it lost during the pandemic. For this purpose, previously working tourist facilities are being modernized here, new routes and excursions are being opened. Many of them will allow you to see all the beauty and diversity of the nature of the Philippines, get acquainted with the gastronomic traditions of the country, dive into the waters of the Pacific Ocean and admire its inhabitants. Farm tours in the SOKKSARHEN region (yes, this is an abbreviation, don't be surprised), the Interregional Cuisine and Culture of Ilocos, Central Luzon and Cordillera program, Camiguin and Misamis Oriental's Green Adventure Loop, Bicol and Central Visayas bike tours – for those who want to diversify your vacation with active recreation, there are many discoveries waiting for you.

And the Philippines continues to develop sustainable tourism, which will certainly be appreciated by those who are ready to contribute to the conservation of nature. The most important thing on the islands has not changed: everyone is still happy to see guests from all over the world.

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