Good evening everyone! We're planning to visit in Cebu City, Philippines this coming summer. Anybody here can recommend me the best day to travel to get cheaper ticket? we look month of July is still expensive. we would like to travel sometimes in July that way i have lot done with work before we take off.
Also , anybody here can recommend a safe Condo near Ayala Mall or SM Cebu City? Where we can get affordable Ticket we look online still expensive.
how many days is US citizen allowed to stay in Philippines? It's been 6 yrs since our last vacation.
Thank you so much and Greatly appreciated!
A U.S. citizen can stay for up to 30 days visa free but a returning Filipino and their immediate family can stay up to one year visa free on a Balikbayan Privilege by having the proper documents with them when they arrive, such as marriage license and birth certificate for the children. Usually proof for the returning Filipino, an old Philippine passport is recommended but for my wife they have always accepted her U.S. passport which shows her place of birth as the Philippines, yet she always has her old Philippine passport with her just in case they don't.
If anyone intends to us the BB Privilege to stay then my recommendation would be to print the law to have with you for check in just in case, I have found that many airlines in the U.S. do not know that law, thus I have to show a copy of it to them each year that I travel to the Philippines with my wife as they always demand that I have a visa until I prove to them that I do not need one by showing them a copy of the law.
As for the tickets, I just checked on Travelocity for July 2 to Aug 2 and the tickets cost $1447 on Singapore Airlines, my advice would be to work backwards and forwards on dates to see if you can hit a less expensive day, that is what we usually do when planning our yearly trips over.
Sorry I cannot help on a place to stay, hope you have a great trip.