North Philippines Tourism and Travel Expo 2016

General Information

Entry Regulations:

Holders of valid passport are allowed entry to the country, except for stateless persons and those from countries where Philippines has no diplomatic relations. Visitors may enter the country without visa and allowed to stay for 21 days provided they have tickets for onward journey. Holders of Hong Kong and British Nationals Overseas (BNO) passports, Portuguese passport issued in Macau and Macau passports are allowed entry not exceeding seven (7) days. Visas and special permits may be obtained from the Philippine embassies and consulates if you wish to stay more than the allowed number of days.

Health Regulations:

A certificate of vaccination against yellow fever is required for travelers coming from an infected area.

Climate:

March to May is hot and dry, June to October is rainy, November to February is cool. Average temperatures: 78 F / 32 C; humidty: 77%.

What to Wear:

Light casual clothes are recommended. Warmer garments are needed for mountain regions. When visiting churches and temples, propriety dictates that shorts and scanty clothing be avoided. Formal occasions require dinner jackets and ties (or the Philippine Barong Tagalog) for men and cocktail dresses or long gowns for women.

Airport Information:

Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) – also known as Clark International Airport. Located in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. DMIA is approximately eight (8) kms from SM City Clark, the venue of North Philippines Tourism and Travel Expo.

The following airline companies service DMIA : Air Asia, Asiana, Seair, Tiger Airways, Cebu Pacific and Seair.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) – the international airport located in Metro Manila where used by all international carriers. This is approximately eighty (80) kms from SM City Clark, the venue of North Phil Expo.

Centennial Terminal 2 – international and domestic airport terminal solely for the use of Philippine Airlines also located in Metro Manila. This is approximately 80 kms from SM City Clark.

The international airports have adequate traveler facilities: tourist information and assistance counters, hotel & travel agency representatives, banks & ATMs, postal service, telephone booths and medical clinics, among others. These airports are handicapped-friendly. Wheelchairs are available on request from the airline ground staff.

Airport Fees:

P550.00 for international departure and P200.00 for local departure. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Porterage:

Baggage carts are available for free. Porter services are also free. Tipping is traditional.

Airport Transfers:

All airports have counters for hotel transport and car rental services. There are also accredited fixed rate or metered taxi services.

Currency:

Unit of currency: Peso (P) = 100 centavos. Bank notes: P 10, P50, P100, P200, P500, P1,000. Coins: 5c, 10c, 25c, P1, P5, P10.

Customs:

Visitors are advised to accomplish the Baggage Declaration Form before disembarking to facilitate Customs examination. The following are allowed inside the duty-free: reasonable quantity of clothes, jewelry and toiletries; 400 sticks of cigarettes or two tins of tobacco; two bottles of wine or spirits of not more than one liter each.

Visitors carrying more that USD3,000.00 are to declare the amount at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas counter located at the Customs area. Foreign currency taken out upon departure must not exceed the amount brought in.

Credit Cards:

International Credit Cards such as Visa, Diners Club, Mastercard and American Express Card are accepted in major establishments.

Time Zone:

GMT plus 8 hours

Electricity:

220 volts, A.C. 60 cycles. Most hotels have 110-volt outlets

Communications Facilities:

The country has international and national direct dial phone and facsimile services, mobile phone sites, internet and e-mail facilities.There are also national television stations and cable TV is available in many hotels.

Language:

Filipino is the national language. English is the business language and spoken widely.

North Philippines Tourism and Travel Expo 2015