Philippines travel advice

Typhoon Haiyan/Yalonda has caused extensive damage across the Visayas region of the country. The provinces of Samar and Leyte were particularly badly damaged. Power supplies are gradually being restored. Water supplies have been restored across Leyte Province, but with health issues. The relief effort is continuing. You should check local conditions before travelling.

Several other provinces in central Philippines were also badly damaged by the typhoon. Popular tourist areas like Boracay and the southern parts of Cebu are mostly unaffected, but you should check local conditions before travelling.

If you’re in one of the affected regions, you should continue to follow the advice of local emergency authorities and let family and friends know you’re safe.