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Philippines Is Open For Tourism And Becoming A Hub For Medical Tourism

The Philippines reopened to most countries on February 10 and keeps easing the entry and local restrictions.

The Philippines is admitting fully vaccinated travelers from countries that do not require a visa, such as the United States.

Arrivals must submit a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to boarding and a vaccine certificate.  

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Philippines Reopening – LATEST UPDATES

Philippines Reopening

May 13 – The Philippines to become a hub for international “medical” tourism

The Department of Tourism regards the Philippines as an “attractive medical tourism destination,” according to health and industry.

“With world-class hospitals and facilities, skilled doctors and nurses, and the Filipino brand of hospitality, the Philippines is poised to become an attractive destination for medical tourism,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said.

The Philippines, according to Juergen Steinmetz, a delegate at the recent World Travel and Tourism Council Summit, has the capacity to become a top medical tourism destination.

“It’s a secret to be revealed and in the making to come out and go viral. The Philippines will become the number one destination for medical tourism,” Steinmetz told reporters

COVID-19 Situation in the Philippines

The CDC has ranked the Philippines as a level 2 travel risk. (Moderate high risk).

COVID-19 cases in the Philippines

As of May 12, the country has reported 3,687,748 cases of COVID-19 and 60,455 deaths.

Why Visit the Philippines?

Beach in the Philippines

The Philippines is a wonderful place for a tropical escape. It’s warm and, with more than 7,000 islands, has miles of white sand beaches for visitors to relax on.

The waters are crystal clear and provide opportunities for snorkelers, divers, kayakers, and fishermen. 

Some of these locations, such as Boracay, Palawan, and Siargao, constantly make it into the top beach destinations in the world.

There are also other natural wonders, such as the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. 

It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is the longest navigable underground river in the world. Travelers can take a tour through a cave system filled with impressive formations.

Tourists can also enjoy unique cuisine, vibrant local festivals, and some of the friendliest people in the world. Because the locals usually speak English, visitors find it easy to communicate.