You may enter the Philippines without a visa provided your stay does not exceed
21 days and your passport is valid for at least six months after the date of entry. You must also possess an
onward or return ticket. Upon entry, the immigration authorities will stamp your passport with an entry visa
valid for 21 days.
If you plan to stay longer than 21 days you can apply for an extension of another 38
days at any Philippine Immigration office. This will extend your total stay to 59 days. There is an
Immigration Office at San Fernando not too far from Bali Hai. For further information see: http://www.immigration.gov.ph
Airport Arrival: free
For their guests the Swagman Hotel has a reliable and
free pickup service from both the Manila International and the Domestic Terminals. When you book with Swagman
request airport pickup, and include your arrival flight number and date.
After you clear Immigration and Customs, a Swagman representative (in uniform) will
meet you in the arrival lobby. If you cannot find the representative just call 523-8541.
check-in you will be required to pay a departure tax of 750 pesos before proceeding to the Immigration
The Philippines currency is the Filipino peso, divided into 100 centavos. Centavo
coins come in denominations of 5, 10, and 25 centavos; peso coins in denominations of 1, 5, and 10 pesos;
notes in 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 pesos.