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Health care

Vaccinations

Vaccination needed receipt required
yellow fever 1
Eat Drink 4
Typhoid & Polio 2
malaria 3
cholera 5

Overview

There are around 1600 hospitals, around 75% of which are private clinics that enjoy a better reputation. It is difficult to find doctors in rural areas, and the hospitals there are often inadequately equipped. Taking out travel health insurance and travel repatriation insurance is strongly recommended. An individual first-aid kit should be taken with you and protected according to the temperatures on the way. Check ebizdir for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] A vaccination certificate against yellow fever is required upon entry from all visitors who are over one year old and have been in an infected area designated by the WHO within the previous six days. Excluded are travelers who have not left the transit area in the infected areas and transit travelers in the Philippines. Children under the age of one can be placed under surveillance if suspected. [2] A certificate of vaccination against polio is not an entry requirement, but there is a risk of infection. WHO recommends that long-term visitors staying more than 4 weeks in the Philippines get vaccinated against polio four weeks to 12 months before travel. [3] Malaria occurs year-round and is region-dependent. A medium to low risk of malaria exists primarily in the rural areas of Mindanao, Sulu Archipelago, Palawan, Mindoro and Luzon. The predominant and more dangerous type of malaria, Plasmodium falciparum (malaria tropica), occurs more frequently during the rainy season. The less dangerous form Plasmodium vivax occurs less frequently. Manila and the islands of Bohol, Cebu, Catanduanes and Leyte are considered malaria-free. Long-sleeved clothing and mosquito repellent offer sufficient protection against malaria. In areas with an increased risk, emergency medication is also available. [4] Nationwide there is an increased risk of infection for various infectious diseases (e.g. bacterial dysentery, amoebic dysentery, lambliasis, worm diseases), which are transmitted through contaminated food or drinks. Careful drinking water and food hygiene must therefore be ensured. Water should generally either be boiled or otherwise sterilized before it is used for drinking, brushing teeth and making ice cubes, or it should be bought packaged. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Outside of urban areas, milk is unpasteurized and should be boiled. Avoid local dairy products outside of the cities. Meat and fish dishes should only be well cooked and served hot. Vegetables should be boiled and fruits should be peeled. Caution should be exercised before consuming reef fish and seafood that is offered as a deli in dining restaurants because of possible algae poisoning. [5] A certificate of vaccination against cholera is not an entry requirement, but there is a risk of infection. Cholera is found in the National Capital Region, Iloilo, Kalookan, Malabon, Manila, Muntinlupa and Paranaque. To protect oneself, one should practice careful drinking water and food hygiene. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to seek medical advice in good time before you travel. Vaccination is only recommended in rare cases. Kalookan, Malabon, Manila, Muntinlupa and Paranaque. To protect oneself, one should practice careful drinking water and food hygiene. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to seek medical advice in good time before you travel. Vaccination is only recommended in rare cases. Kalookan, Malabon, Manila, Muntinlupa and Paranaque. To protect oneself, one should practice careful drinking water and food hygiene. Since the effectiveness of the vaccination is disputed, it is advisable to seek medical advice in good time before you travel. Vaccination is only recommended in rare cases.

Other risks

Schistosomiasis pathogens occur in some ponds and rivers, especially in Luzon, Mindoro, Mindanao, Samar, Bohol and Leyte. Swimming and wading in inland waters should therefore be avoided. Well maintained swimming pools with chlorinated water are safe. Chikungunya fever is found in some regions. Like dengue, chikungunya fever is a viral disease transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes, with fever and, primarily, sometimes long-lasting joint pain. There is no vaccination protection. Travelers should protect themselves from mosquito bites. Dengue fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, is very common nationwide. An effective insect repellent is recommended. Especially in rural areas in Minadanao, Palawan, Sorsogon and Samar occurs filariasis caused by insects. Effective insect protection reduces the risk of transmission. Typhus occurs mainly on the northern islands. The fever is caused by clothes lice. To protect yourself, you should practice regular body and clothing hygiene. Vaccination should only be considered in rare cases. Hepatitis A and E as well as hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. There is an increased risk of contracting Japanese encephalitis all year round, especially in rural areas. Vaccination and mosquito repellent reduce the risk of infection. Measles occur. Travelers should definitely check and, if necessary, refresh their vaccinations before traveling to the Philippines. Rabies occurs (according to estimates, 300-600 people are affected annually). The main carriers are dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. The main carriers are dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. The main carriers are dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Health certificate

Foreigners applying for a work or residence permit must undergo an HIV test in the country. Certificates you bring with you will not be accepted.

Money

Currency

1 Philippine peso = 100 centavos. Currency code: P, PHP (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20p, coins in denominations of 10, 5 and 1p and 25, 10, 5 and 1 centavo.

Credit cards

Major credit cards such as Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club are accepted in well-known hotels and shops. Outside of large hotels and upscale shops, credit card acceptance is not always guaranteed. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.

ATMs

Bank cards With the credit card and pin number, money can be withdrawn from ATMs. The Girocard (formerly ec card) with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol is accepted worldwide. It can be used at ATMs with the Cirrus, Plus or Maestro symbol in major cities only. To be on the safe side, travelers should always have an alternative source of money such as cash. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks can be cashed at a few banks in Manila in the Philippines and at The Peninsula Manila Hotel (hotel guests only) and at a currency exchange office in Cebu City. Traveller’s checks should be made out in US dollars.

Bank opening hours

Mon-Fri 09.00-15.00.

Foreign exchange regulations

The import and export of the national currency is permitted up to 50,000 PP without declaration (higher amounts only with the approval of the Philippine Central Bank). The import of foreign currencies is unlimited, from the equivalent of US$ 10,000 there is a declaration obligation (keep the receipts safe). The export of foreign currency is limited to the amount declared upon entry, minus the exchange amounts.

Currencies

Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
PHP php 1 EUR = 52.05 Php
1 CHF = 62.01 Php
1 USD = 50.05 Php

Philippines Money