​​Getting to the Philippines
Manila is served by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) which has three (3) terminals.  Terminal 2 services all Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights, both international and domestic.  Terminal 3 services international flights of Delta Air, KLM, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and All Nippon Airways.  All other international flights are serviced in Terminal 1.  

Entry Formalities

Nationals from 151 countries may enter the Philippines without a visa and stay for a maximum of 30 days, provided they possess passports valid at least 6 months beyond their intended stay in the Philippines, and that they have outward bound tickets to their country of origin or to the next country of destination.
For the list of 151 countries, please visit:

For the list of Philippine embassies and consulates, please visit:

For those requiring visas, please present the official letter of invitation to the Philippine Embassy or Consulate located in your country to facilitate the issuance of the visa.  Letter of invitation is available upon request from the Conference Secretariat at [email protected] .

Customs and Currency Regulation

Before deplaning, you will be asked to fill up the Baggage and Currency Declaration Form.  The following items are allowed duty-free – personal effects, tobacco not exceeding 2 cartons of cigarettes or 2 tins of pipe tobacco, and alcoholic beverage up to 2 liters.

Visitors carrying more than US$10,000.00 cash or its equivalent in other foreign currencies must declare the amount to a Customs Officer or at the counter of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas situated at the Customs area.

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The Philippines has a sub-tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 23-31 degrees Celsius (73.4-87.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in the month of March.

For current weather information for Manila, please visit http://www.wunderground.com.
It is not customary to give tips to taxi drivers.  Most dining establishments already incorporate a service charge (up to 10%), which is reflected on the bill.  If a service charge is already incorporated, a tip of PhP50.00 for good service is enough.  If no service charge was included, leave a tip corresponding to 10% of your bill.  For truly excellent service, you can leave a larger gratuity.

For bellhop, a tip of PhP50.00 is customary.  For hotel housekeeping staff, PhP20.00 – PhP50.00 each day that you stay in a hotel is sufficient.