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If you're travelling to the Philippines soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Philippine Pesos. Our free comparison service compares the best Philippine Peso rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 24 suppliers selling Philippine Pesos in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 53.7057 to 61.5515.
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The Philippines, although not as good value as Thailand and Indonesia, is still a cheap destination for British travellers. The Philippines is the sort of place where you want to take a mix of cash and prepaid cards. Outside of Manila and Cebu you will certainly need cash. Inside the cities you will be able to pay by card in most of the better restaurants and hotels. If you need more cash you can use ATM machines in the cities, but you will not find many in rural regions.
Do not use local money changers as this is one of the most common scams that travellers fall for either being given worthless currency or being massively short changed. If you do need extra cash, take US Dollars and change them at banks such as HSBC and Citibank. According to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) "buying foreign currency in the Philippines can be difficult" so we recommend buying all your currency before you leave the UK.
British passport holders may enter the Philippines for up to 30 days without a visa. You can also apply for a tourist visa from the Philippine Embassy in London before you travel which will allow you up to 59 days initial stay. Overstaying is a serious offence in the Philippines and can lead to fines, detention or deportation but visas can be extended at any time at the local Bureau of Immigration Office.
If you plan on staying for longer then 59 days or would like to work in the Philippines you will need to apply for a residence visa which requires you have certain documentation including your birth certificate to present to the local authorities. Contact the Philippine Embassy for more information.
Over the past week the Philippine Peso has dropped by 0.26% from last Sunday's rate of 61.7142 to today's rate of 61.5515 which means £750 will buy you ₱122.03 less now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 61.7142 on Sunday and the worst rate was 61.372 on Monday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Philippine Peso rate increase by 2.91% from 59.8104 on 26th February 2017 to 61.5515 today. Based on these figures, £750 will buy you ₱1,305.83 more today than it would have three months ago. We recorded a high rate of 61.7142 on 21st May 2017 and a low rate of 58.5716 on 12th April 2017.
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Updated: 24th May 2017
Latest update: Summary – clashes are underway between government forces and militants in Marawi City, Mindanao. On May 23 2017, President Duterte declared martial law for the whole of Mindanao for 60 days “in order to suppress lawless violence and rebellion and for public safety”. Government officials said martial law measures would include the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, the imposition of curfews and establishment of checkpoints. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office continue to advise against all travel to western Mindanao including Marawi City; and against all but essential travel to eastern Mindanao. If you are in Marawi City you should remain indoors, monitor media reporting, and follow the advice of the Philippine authorities.
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