VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa required

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa required

Note:

Visa is required for holders of an emergency travel document in transit

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may not enter or transit through the Philippines. Exceptions are spouses and children of Filipino citizens and holders of a residence permit. Upon arrival, a traveller undergoes medical evaluation and the type of quarantine determined. Before travelling, it is necessary to contact the nearest Embassy of the Philippines.

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

For visas and other information, please contact the Embassy of the Philippines in Budapest (Hungary). The passport validity period for tourist travelling purposes must be 6 months longer than the period for which a visa is required, i.e. 18 months for regulating the stay.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been concluded.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

SECURITY SITUATION — On 23 May 2017, the President of the Philippines announced military rule in the Mindanao island and the surrounding Sulu Sea, in light of the fighting between the Armed Forces of the Philippines, which included the aviation, and the rebels at that time. The Armed Forces of the Philippines established stability and security, and now there is no conflict. The military rule expired at the end of 2018. The authorities continue to take preventive measures because of the occasional terrorist acts (attack on the church on the island of Jolo in January 2019), as well as the frequent kidnappings of foreigners. Therefore, it is necessary to avoid travelling to Mindanao and the Sulu Sea.

Given the high crime rate, certain parts of Manila should be avoided and local authorities' recommendations on safe parts of the city for tourists should be followed.

TRANSPORT — The largest airport is in Manila. Serbian tourists may drive in the Philippines with an international driver's license or their national (Serbian) driver's licence, since the information on it is also in English (one may drive in the Philippines with a foreign license for maximum 90 days).

OTHER INFORMATION — The national currency is the Philippine peso.

The website of the Philippines Tourism Organization is: http://www.tourism.gov.ph/.

 

Contact information:

For consular assistance and protection while in the Philippines, you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Jakarta (Indonesia), which covers the Philippines on a non-residential basis, at the following telephone numbers: 00 62 21 314 35 60, 00 62 21 314 37 20, or e-mail: embjakarta@serbian-embassy.org, and the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Serbia in the Philippines: Mr. Joaquin C. Rodriguez (address: 7th Flr. W Global Center, 30th St. cor. 9th Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Philippines), at the following telephone number: 00 63 28 28 93 78, and e-mail: jcrodriguez.sr@gmail.com.