Travelling to Manila

Foreign Travel to the Philippines Philippines Travel Advisory

Time Zone

The Philippines follows the GMT +8 time zone

Weather / Climate

The Philippines has a tropical monsoon climate. The month of December falls within the dry season, with occasional rain showers. The average temperature in December falls between 22℃ and 32℃.


The Philippines, especially Metro Manila, is generally bilingual (English and Filipino). Provinces and regions across the country also speak a variety of dialects.


The Philippine Peso (PHP) is the national currency of the Philippines. Foreign Currency Exchange centers and banks are easily accessible in most parts of the country.

Electrical Voltage

Electrical voltage in the Philipines is 220 volts. Gadgets and appliances that require 110 volts should use a voltage converter.


When calling Manila from abroad, phone numbers follow the format: Landline Numbers: +63 2 #### #### Mobile Numbers: +63 9## ### ####
Prepaid mobile SIM cards are widely accessible in airports, malls, and convenience stores. ICPC Manila recommends the services of Smart Communications.


Most places in Metro Manila adhere to the Clean Air Act, prohibiting smoking in all open and public spaces. Similarly, enclosed public spaces are smoke-free. The ICPC 2019 venues and Partner Hotels are generally non-smoking. Certain establishments may have a designated smoking area.

Getting Around

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