pic1 Boracay  pic2 La Union

TOP: Pampanga culinary delights; CENTER: diving in Cebu, BOTTOM: Strawbery Fields in Benguet [Photo Credits: Department of Tourism]


05 April 2022 – Its more fun in the Philippines once more as the country reopens its shores to Israelis who enjoy visa-free stay for up to 59 days!


As the Philippines closes the book on the pandemic, entry requirements to the country have likewise been restored to pre-COVID guidelines. Begnning this April, Israelis may again enter the Philippines without a visa and only need to (1) be fully vaccinated, (2) undergo RT-PCR test within 48 hours or a laboratory-based antigen test within 24 hours pre-flight, and (3) have a travel insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 35,000 which covers COVID-19 treatment.


Philippine Ambassador to Israel Macairog S. Alberto shared his excitement over the news. “We are delighted to once again welcome our Israeli friends to our country, just in time for the summer! Aside from the breathtaking natural beauty, colorful culture, and endless advenutres that await Israelis in the Philippines, it is the warm hospitality and genuine friendship of Filipinos that truly make the travel meaningful and unforgettable”, the Ambassador said.


Visitors will also feel extra safe as almost 100% of Philippine tourism workers are fully vaccinated and tourism establishments fully comply with local health guidelines.


Aside from islands such as Boracay, El Nido, and Cebu, which are constantly listed as the world’s top beach destinations, the Philippines also boast of destinations that appeal to the adventure-loving Israeli traveler. These include swimming with whale sharks in Oslob and Donsol, snorkeling with sea turtles in Apo Island, scuba diving in Anilao, surfing in Siargao, volcano trekking in Bicol, diving shipwrecks in Coron, and exploring Puerto Princesa’s Underground River.


To start planning on your Philippine vacation, visit the Philippine Department of Tourism website, get in touch with the Tourism Promotion Section of the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


pic4 Cebu

TOP: Pampanga culinary delights; BOTTOM: diving in Cebu [Photo Credits: Department of Tourism]


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Strawberry Fields in Benguet [Photo Credits: Department of Tourism]