DFA Pandemic Advisory: Traveling In and Outside the Philippines

How has the pandemic changed the way we travel? Let me count the ways… Whether you are traveling locally (within the country) or to other countries, you are sure to experience the “new normal” processes implemented by the different local government units and countries such as: a negative antigen or RT-PCR test prior to yourContinue reading “DFA Pandemic Advisory: Traveling In and Outside the Philippines”

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Update: List of Green, Yellow, and Red-listed Countries from December 16 to 31, 2021

Just a few weeks ago, we opened our borders to a lot of countries, following the dramatic decrease in COVID-19 cases most parts of the world, including the Philippines. Finally, we can all move around once more and see friends and families we missed so dearly during the almost 2-year lockdowns. Well, we spoke tooContinue reading “Update: List of Green, Yellow, and Red-listed Countries from December 16 to 31, 2021”

Arrival Policies For Filipinos and Foreigners Coming From “Green List” and “Yellow List” Countries

Our borders shall be opened for residents of “Green List” and “Yellow List” countries. What are these countries? Here’s the list: American Samoa Bhutan Chad China (Mainland) Comoros Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Federated States of Micronesia Guinea Guinea-Bissau Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China) India Indonesia Japan Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan MalawiContinue reading “Arrival Policies For Filipinos and Foreigners Coming From “Green List” and “Yellow List” Countries”

Pinoy Traveler’s Guide On Philippine Departure Procedures

Yesterday, I featured the guidelines when arriving on Philippine soil whether as a balik-bayan, an OFW, or a foreign national. Today, my blog will focus on departure procedures that you need to comply with to avoid delays and denials at the airport. These shall be in effect until further notice or while there is stillContinue reading “Pinoy Traveler’s Guide On Philippine Departure Procedures”

Balikbayan’s Guide On Arrival And Quarantine Procedures In The Philippines

The pandemic changed the way we travel, whether within the Philippines or abroad. We no longer just hop on a plane and fly away to our destinations and then come back all tanned and tired, straight to our homes. Things are so very, very different now. They say that boarding your plane now feels likeContinue reading “Balikbayan’s Guide On Arrival And Quarantine Procedures In The Philippines”

Babalik at Babalik Ka Rin: What to Do When Travelling Back to the Philippines (for Non-OFWs and Foreign Nationals)

Do you have friends and relatives abroad who plan to come home to the Philippines but are not sure how to go about the ever-changing policies and requirements involved in overseas travel? I feel you! So, I did a rather quick and effortless research on how Filipinos abroad can process their re-entry to our countryContinue reading “Babalik at Babalik Ka Rin: What to Do When Travelling Back to the Philippines (for Non-OFWs and Foreign Nationals)”

Airport Fees You Need to Know

It was in 2006 when I first traveled by plane; I went with a couple of friends to Hong Kong on a do-it-yourself type of tour because we thought it was cheaper and we had the freedom to go to all the places we wanted to see.  However, this also meant that we did notContinue reading “Airport Fees You Need to Know”