Philippines travel advice

We advise against all travel to south-west Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago because of on-going terrorist activity and clashes between the military and insurgent groups.

We advise against all but essential travel to the remainder of Mindanao for the same reasons.

Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda caused extensive damage across the Visayas region of the country. The provinces of Samar, Leyte and Northern Cebu were particularly badly damaged. Power supplies are still not fully restored in all areas. Although the situation is returning to normal, local conditions vary. Seek local advice before travelling.

There is a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping.