Here you will find important tips and useful information for Philippines.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Philippine peso PHP
Use credit card with caution. Unauthorized use is widespread.
An additional charge per withdrawal may apply in this country.
Credit cards accepted in large cities. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD).
Prior to leaving the country, it is advisable to spend local banknotes or to exchange them back into hard currency. Exchanging PHP in Switzerland may cause problems and result in considerable exchange loss.
+ 7 h / + 6 h during our summer time
Tagalog and English
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt / adapter recommended
Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa (issued upon arrival at the airport), return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds for stays up to 30 days.
Extension available on site.
A visa is not required for stays up to 29 days in duration. A visa application must however be made for more than 30 days.
Manila, 24th Floor, Equitable Bank Tower, 8751 Paseo de Roxas, 1226 Makati City
Tel. +63 2 845 45 45
9.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.30 - 20.00 h (daily)
Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals.
International driver's licence recommended.
Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).
Car rental with driver recommended.
Do not drink tap water.
Mosquito protection advised.
Risk of dengue fever.
Risk of malaria in certain areas.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.
This country is in an active earthquake zone.
Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.
High crime rate.
Travelers should pay close attention to their personal security.
Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.
Avoid demonstrations and large crowds.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs (up to life imprisonment).
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