UK travel advisory on RP

  • We advise against all travel to central, southern and western Mindanao, and the Sulu archipelago including Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and Jolo, where there are ongoing military and police operations against insurgent groups. On 23 June 2006, a bomb exploded in Maguindanao Province, Western Mindanao. Reports suggest that five people were killed and a further 10 were injured. On 27 March 2006, an explosive device was detonated in Jolo Town killing five people and injuring at least 27. You should take particular care and maintain high levels of vigilance when travelling to the rest of Mindanao, including Davao.
  • There is a threat of kidnapping throughout the Philippines. We continue to believe that terrorists and criminal elements plan to kidnap foreign tourists from islands and coastal areas in the southern Philippines – ie Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago. Kidnappings from other parts of the Philippines cannot be discounted. Boats travelling to and from offshore islands and dive sites are possible targets.
  • There is a high threat from terrorism throughout the Philippines. We continue to receive reports that terrorist groups are planning further attacks and believe that they have the capacity and the intent to mount indiscriminate attacks at any time and anywhere in the country. These attacks could be against civilian targets in public places, including those frequented by foreigners.
  • A week long state of emergency declared by the President of the Philippines following the arrest of three people for an attempted coup was lifted on 3 March 2006. However, public protests remain likely. You should avoid political gatherings or demonstrations.
  • There has been an increase in volcanic activity on the Bulusan Volcano, Sorsogon Province. On 8 June 2006, the status for the Bulusan Volcano was raised to Alert Level 2. A Permanent Danger Zone of four kilometres has been established around the summit as sudden explosions may occur.
  • Penalties for illegal drug importation and use are severe and can include the death penalty.
  • Around 50,000 British tourists visit the Philippines every year. Most visits are trouble-free. The main type of incidents for which British nationals require consular assistance in the Philippines are replacing lost or stolen passports, running out of money or overstaying their visa. You should be alert to the risk of street crime.
  • We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling. You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake. Please see: Travel Insurance.

  • There has been an increase in volcanic activity on the Bulusan Volcano, Sorsogon Province. On 8 June 2006, the status for the Bulusan Volcano was raised to Alert Level 2. A Permanent Danger Zone of four kilometres has been established around the summit as sudden explosions may occur.
  • Penalties for illegal drug importation and use are severe and can include the death penalty.
  • Around 50,000 British tourists visit the Philippines every year. Most visits are trouble-free. The main type of incidents for which British nationals require consular assistance in the Philippines are replacing lost or stolen passports, running out of money or overstaying their visa. You should be alert to the risk of street crime.
  • 3 thoughts on “UK travel advisory on RP

    1. LYN

      Iam not biased against the UK people,most of them were extremely nice,humble and smart of course,but i also
      meet a lot of british people,whom currently residing and retired in Angeles City,I used to work in the
      hotel as a waitress back in 1997,before i got married to my american husband.

      I noticed most of them were extremely arrogant stucked up and think that most filipinos were slaves and
      ignorant,one day i encounter this ASSHOLE and he throw out of my face his sandwich,because he doesn’t like
      me as a server and he requested the same waitress at that time,who oftenly served his lunch and dinner,
      I was extremely shocked and turn him over to the embassy and warn him that never comeback to the Philippines
      until he will become a gentleman to every filipino people that he encounter.

      But of course i can proved that some British were arrogant,because i lived in Europe for the past 5 years.
      Even Americans hated their nasty attitude,unless you give them a big blow job or either show your big teeths.

      They have also a big fascination about nudity,because most of their TV shows and commercials were nothing
      but bunch of stupidity and garbage shows.

      Try to visit UK and see fro yourself.

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    2. LYN

      Iam not biased against the UK people,most of them were extremely nice,humble and smart of course,but i also
      meet a lot of british people,whom currently residing and retired in Angeles City,I used to work in the
      hotel as a waitress back in 1997,before i got married to my american husband.

      I noticed most of them were extremely arrogant stucked up and think that most filipinos were slaves and
      ignorant,one day i encounter this ASSHOLE and he throw out of my face his sandwich,because he doesn’t like
      me as a server and he requested the same waitress at that time,who oftenly served his lunch and dinner,
      I was extremely shocked and turn him over to the embassy and warn him that never comeback to the Philippines
      until he will become a gentleman to every filipino people that he encounter.

      But of course i can proved that some British were arrogant,because i lived in Europe for the past 5 years.
      Even Americans hated their nasty attitude,unless you give them a big blow job or either show your big teeths.

      They have also a big fascination about nudity,because most of their TV shows and commercials were nothing
      but bunch of stupidity and garbage shows.

      Try to visit UK and see for yourself:)

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    3. Minga

      You’re experience with a british must be awful and you felt so badly humiliated and hurt.Understandably it gave you bad impression as a whole.But i would say,we are filipinos living in Britain and we don’t have problems with the British people,or being treated against,we felt very welcomed so as our everyday coexistence with them.We work and lived comfortably here with no problems with the system,whatsoever.We are sorry that you have an awful experience with an odd nasty brit.

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