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Get dependable travel insurance for the Philippines

Known for paradisaic sun-soaked beaches, exotic wildlife and bustling cities, the Philippines make for an incredible holiday destination. To really get the most out of your trip, it's important to arrange appropriate travel insurance for the Philippines before setting off.

Compare travel insurance Philippines cover levels

You can choose from four levels of cover for your trip to the Philippines. Here's what to can expect from each level of cover:

When deciding on the kind of travel insurance policy you need for your trip to the Philippines, its important to consider more than just the basic cover levels. Do you have any special activities planned that might require extra cover? Are you travelling solo or in a large group? Do you have any pre-existing medical conditions? These and other questions are important to consider when making a booking.

Water sports

The Philippines being a popular destination for surfing and rafting, you may well want to try out some of these watersports during your holiday. At Holiday Extras, we provide cover for a number of watersports included as standard within the policy. For more information on which sports are covered without extra cost, and which may require a premium, check out our sports travel insurance page.

Extra Sports cover

For the thrill-seekers out there, Holiday Extras provides cover for hundreds of adventure sports. Just be sure to add the appropriate extra sports activity pack to your policy when making the booking. If you are unsure whether the sport you have in mind is covered, or whether you'll need to take out an extra sports activity pack, check out our 'What is classed as an extreme sport' page.

Group travel insurance for the Philippines

If you're travelling to the Philippines as part of a group of family or friends, it can often be more cost effective to take out just one policy that will cover all members of the travel group. Taking out group travel insurance to the Philippines can also make it easier to process a claim affecting the whole group, as everyone is on the same policy. For more information, check out group travel insurance.

Pre-existing medical conditions

A pre-existing medical condition shouldn't stop you from enjoying the benefits of a comprehensive travel insurance for your trip to the Philippines. At Holiday Extras, we do our best to make sure you receive appropriate cover no matter the medical condition. For more information, please see our medical conditions page.

Philippines travel information

Read on for useful information on vaccines and safety as well as some recommended places to visit during your stay in the Philippines.

Is it safe in the Philippines?

The Philippines is a largely safe country, however, like in most places, you'll want to excersise common sense and take sensible precautions to stay safe when travelling. Basic things like organising a reputable hotel transfer and only using trusted taxi services, will do much to ensure your safety.

What injections do you need for the Philippines?

NaTHNaC suggests that all UK travellers will need hepatitis A, tetanus and typhoid injections to prevent illness. However, some travellers may need cholera, hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies and TB vaccines, which can be discussed with your health provider. For more information please see GOV.UK

Top 5 things to see and do in the Philippines

These top tips will help you to find the best things to do in the Philippines, along with other necessary information for your visit.

1. Relax in Boracay

Boracay is famous for its white sand beaches and relaxing atmosphere. Recently reopened, it is perfect for those that want to soak up the sun under the palm trees and party all night.

2. Explore the Chocolate Hills

The Chocolate Hills consist of 1,260 hills which turn brown in the dry season and whose formation makes them perfect for white shark spotting and snorkelling.

3. Journey down the Puerto Princesa Underground River

This underground river is five miles long and an established UNESCO site. Travel down this 5-mile stretch to experience the beautiful limestone tunnels and blue-green waters.

4. Discover Manila Ocean Park

In the hustle and bustle of Manila, the Manila Ocean Park is a fantastic opportunity to experience shark encounters whilst learning about our finned friends.

5. Climb up the Mayon Volcano

There are four camps that allow you to explore the Mayon volcano. However, the volcano is still active, which means that the volcano is only for seasoned climbers and may be closed due to its eruption status.

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