Travel Tips in Cebu, Philippines


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  • Cebu City Police Station

    +63 32 231 5802

    At: Gorordo Ave, Lungsod ng Cebu, Philippin

  • HDC World Visa And Immigration Services Inc.

    +63 32 255 0538

    At: Junquera Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippin

  • Global Adam's Travel & Immigration Services

    +63 32 255 0538

    At: Junquera Street, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippin

  • Gateway Travel And Immigration Services Co. Ltd.

    +63 32 255 4183

    At: Doy Building, Cebu City, Philippin






  • We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines because of the high threat of terrorist attack and high level of serious crime.

    Pay close attention to your personal security at all times and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security risks.

    In planning your activities, consider the kind of places known to be terrorist targets and the level of security provided. Possible targets include places frequented by foreigners such as shopping malls (including mega malls), markets, embassies, expatriate housing complexes, hostels, guest houses, clubs, hotels, restaurants, fast food outlets, bars, pubs, cinemas, convention centres, places of worship, public transport including buses and bus terminals, ferries and trains, schools, universities, tourist areas, festivals, outdoor recreation and major sporting events. Infrastructure associated with the Philippines Government such as airports, airfields, sea ports, railways, roads, military facilities, oil depots, power and telecommunications facilities and public buildings are also potential terrorist targets.

    You should avoid any large gatherings, demonstrations, protests, rallies or other public and political events as they may turn violent.

    As in many other big cities, street crime is of concern particularly in crowded shopping malls and other public places. Pickpocketing, bag snatching and a range of scams, including those involving credit cards and automated teller machines, are common.

    Gun ownership is widespread and poorly regulated, contributing to a higher incidence of violent crime. Gunfights between police and criminals are common, including in parts of Manila frequented by foreigners. These incidents often result in multiple deaths and injuries, sometimes including innocent bystanders. If you witness a confrontation between police and criminals, you should leave the area immediately.

    Taxis sourced from hotels are more reliable than those hailed on the street.

    Avoid travel on public buses, light rail and jeepneys where possible as opportunistic crime may occur. Armed hold-ups have occurred and in some cases have led to fatalities

    Before you go, organise a variety of ways to access your money overseas, such as credit cards, travellers' cheques, cash, debit cards or cash cards. Australian currency and travellers' cheques are not accepted in many countries. Consult with your bank to find out which is the most appropriate currency to carry and whether your ATM card will work overseas.

    Make two photocopies of valuable documents such as your passport, tickets, visas and travellers' cheques. Keep one copy with you in a separate place to the original and leave another copy with someone at home.

    Your passport is a valuable document that is attractive to criminals who may try to use your identity to commit crimes. It should always be kept in a safe place.

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