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M&C ASIA | 19 G E T T I N G A R O U N D T H E P H I L I P P I N E S Travel to the Philippines for business and tourism is allowed without visas for a stay not exceeding 21 days, provided visitors hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports are valid for a period of at least 6 months beyond the contemplated period of stay. For complete details, visit January to May is the best time to visit the country. March to May is hot and dry, June to October is rainy, and November to February is cool. The average temperature is 25 deg C to 32 deg C, with an average humidity of 77%. Metered and fixed-rate taxis are widely available in key cities, and you can hitch a ride via several ride hailing apps such as Grab, Angkas, MiCab, Hirna, Hype and GoLag, to name a few. Car and coach hires are available in major cities. Jeepneys and buses are inexpensive ways of getting around most places. Tipping is expected for many services; the standard is 10% of the bill. It's optional on bills that already include a 10% service charge. Philippines' time zone is GMT +8. Private and government offices are open either from 8am to 5pm or from 9am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays. Most shopping hubs are open from 10am to 8pm daily. There are 24-hour convenience stores and chemists. Banks are open from 9am to 3pm, Mondays to Fridays. The Philippines has 6 international airports, one in each of the key cities of Manila, Angeles, Aklan, Iloilo, Cebu and Davao. There are airport fees levied upon departures from the airports: PhP 550 for international departure and PhP 200 for local departure, paid in Philippine pesos only. The Philippines' monetary unit is the peso, divided into 100 centavos. Bills are in 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 pesos. Coins come in 5, 10, 25 centavo and 1, 5, 10 peso denominations. Most foreign currencies can be easily exchanged at banks, hotels, and authorized foreign exchange dealers. Outside Manila, payment with Philippine pesos is preferred. ENTRY REGULATIONS CLIMATE LOCAL TRANSPORT TIPPING TIMEZONE & BUSINESS HOURS AIRPORT INFORMATION CURRENCY & FOREIGN EXCHANGE G E T T I N G A R O U N D

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