What are the mandatory vaccinations required to enter Philippines?

  • DPT- diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus
  • MMR- measles/mumps/rubella
  • Poliovirus vaccines
  • Yellow fever

NOTE: Tourists need to consult a travel agent for latest and updated information on required vaccination prior to their departure to visit Philippines.

Other optional but recommended Vaccination for Travellers visiting Philippines:

  • Hepatitis-A
  • Hepatitis-B
  • Japanese encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies

Other health risks: Malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya, filariasis and leptospirosis.

What type of Health Insurance is valid for Tourists or Visitors in Philippines?

  • Consult your medical service provider for the facilities related to the medical terms that will they cover emergency expenses.
  • Medical facilities in Philippines are adequate.
  • In rural areas medical facilities may be limited.
  • Some hospitals may require cash payment.

NOTE: Tourists or Visitors need to consult medical travel insurance providers and/or travel agents to know details about insurance policy limitations in Philippines and whether it covers all expenses or not in case of medical emergency during your stay in Philippines.

Health tips while travelling to Philippines:

  • Carry full medical prescription and the basic medicines which can be used in general like: stomach ache, joint pains etc. But must cross check the drugs which you carrying with you may be banned in that country.
  • Prevent insect bites.
  • Sanitize your hands always.
  • Drink bottled water only.

NOTE: While you are recommended to carry prescription from home country some medicines may not be legal or available in Philippines. Travellers are recommended to consult a travel agent and medical advisers for alternative medicines in Philippines.

Also Read: Customs followed in Philippines


Last update on February 2, 1:16 pm by Nidhi S.