Free COVID-19 swab tests for domestic tourists starting November 1

Starting November 1, tourists can have free COVID-19 swab tests for domestic travels around the Philippines.  According to a report from the Department of Tourism (DOT), the program is part of the Department’s extensive efforts to market and promote the country as a safe tourism destination and pave the way to a more robust recovery …

How to travel to Siargao during the pandemic: Documents you need, expenses breakdown, tips

With new normal travel protocols, Airlines continue to work hand in hand with relevant government authorities, especially when it comes to domestic flights travel requirements. If you are traveling to Siargao, here are important reminders from the province’s tourism office you should know. 1. Download e-Health Pass The provincial tourism office collects tourists’ contact information …

Traveling through Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) during COVID-19 crisis

If you are planning to travel outside or across the Philippines post-COVID-19 Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), here are the guidelines implemented by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) adopted by the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) from the new protocols set by the Department of Transportation (DOTr).   These protocols aim to prevent further spread of …

How to obtain Bureau of Quarantine Certificate for OFWs

In compliance to the National Privacy Law, the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) launches the online processing of Quarantine Certificates for Overseas Filipino Workers who may need them.  Here are the steps in obtaining your quarantine certificate: Step 1: Login to https://quarantinecertificate.com/ to request a copy of your BOQ Quarantine Certificate Step 2: Fill out the …

Paul Immigrations Reviews: Getting Singapore PR

Applying Permanent Residency in Singapore has now been made available online. This means you can submit documents through Singapore’s e-portal of Immigration & Checkpoints Authority. But despite the convenience of the filing, the process of getting your application approved is stricter and meticulous. In that sense, it is highly recommended that you get an immigration …

Filipinos can now travel to Russia visa-free for up to 8 days

Nationals from a total of 53 countries (listed below), including the Philippines, can now take advantage of VISA-FREE ENTRY into Russia FOR UP TO 8 DAYS, thanks to the new decree announced by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev last Thursday, September 19, 2019. The free electronic visa (e-visa) entry will take effect on October 1, …

Travel Restrictions Imposed Upon DOST Scholars Lifted, Tuesday, June 14

2019 Note: This blog post was originally published in 2013, but since it is one of my most popular posts, I have updated it to include the latest research, up-to-date information, and most helpful tips in this topic.  Please check the comments section especially THE FEATURED COMMENT on the Disqus thread. As of today, travel …

Travel Restrictions Imposed Upon DOST Scholars Lifted, Tuesday, June 14

2019 Note: This blog post was originally published in 2013, but since it is one of my most popular posts, I have updated it to include the latest research, up-to-date information, and most helpful tips in this topic.  Please check the comments section especially THE FEATURED COMMENT on the Disqus thread. As of today, travel …

Top attractions you can’t miss in New Orleans, USA

If you are planning a trip to New Orleans there are plenty of options available to you for exploring local attractions. With so many amazing experiences to have throughout your New Orleans adventure, it may not be easy to narrow down what you may want to do first.