International Destinations for Filipinos in 2022 (Part 1)




Good news‼️ After 2 years of being isolated at home due to the threat of the deadly virus, Filipinos can now travel abroad. Yes, it’s official—the long wait is finally over 😉 HOORAY!!! Early this year, I have created my travel wishlist, that’s when everyone thought that we will be limited to domestic destinations this year. Now, that the doors are officially open for international travel, have you decided what countries do you want to visit and explore this year? Probably you are still hesitant because you don’t have any idea at about the travel requirements, the travel package cost, and what to expect on your trip. Don’t worry, your royalty has prepared a list of some international destinations worth visiting for Filipinos in 2022. After reading this listicle, you might want to pack your bags and prepare for your trip 🧳✈️

Annyeonghaseyo! This pandemic, I became a fan of K-Dramas and by watching their TV series, I have learned about their culture. There’s no doubt that Korea is one of the interesting international destinations to visit and I’m sure not only the K-drama fans will love it! 🥰💖😍, but everyone!

Things to do in South Korea

  • Experience their high-spirited culture 🧫
  • Get the chance to visit their exciting theme parks 🏞️
  • Experience how it feels like to be a superstar when you visit the shooting sites of popular K dramas like Goblin, Crash Landing on You, Squid Game, and BTS Music Video Station
  • Visit the Royal Palace, museum, or galleries 🖼️
  • Shop for authentic Korean cosmetics 💄
  • Hang out in Korean bakeries and cafes ☕
  • Shop for Korean OOTDs and stuff 🛍️🏬
  • Enjoy Nami Island 🏝️

Visa-Free Travel to Korea

Did you know that you can now travel to SOUTH KOREA without a visa? YES, you read it right, but the visa-free package has certain conditions. In order for you to avail this package,

  1. You shouldn’t have previous visa denial from the Korean Embassy in Manila.
  2. You shouldn’t have records/case in the courts/NBI in the Philippines and Korea.
  3. You shouldn’t be under blacklist in Korea due to overstaying or worked illegally.

If all of your responses are YES, you should definitely prepare for this trip. Choose your travel dates and plan your OOTDs to pack for this trip!

Travel Requirements:

Travel Package Cost:

Starts with P44, 888 (Visa-Free) + exclusions

Starts with P33, 999-P34,999 (With Visa) +exclusions

Package Inclusions;

  • Round-trip airfare 🛩️✈️ with 7kg. Hand carry and 15 kgs. check in baggage
  • hotel accommodation with breakfast (based on twin sharing) 🏨
  • airport transfers from Yangyan Airport and back 🚌
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Terminal fee
  • Full-board meals 🍴
  • Fully-loaded tour as per itinerary

Exclusions:

  • Philippine Travel Tax of P1, 620.00 (to be paid at the airport)
  • Tip for tour guide and driver $5/day
  • Travel Insurance P700.00
  • RT-PCR test if necessary

With Visa Packages

No Visa Vs. with Visa Package

Honestly, the only difference is that you won’t be needing to submit all the requirements in the embassy. To avoid confusion, let me clarify that with VISA-FREE package, that doesn’t mean you will just submit your passport and that’s it. NO, you still have to submit your requirements in the immigration; so, it would be better to just apply for a visa to Korea.

VISA Requirements:

For employees:

  • duly filled out and signed application form (computerized)
  • 1 photo (passport size with white background)
  • Passport with photocopy of the bio-page with signature on page 3.
  • COE (Cerificate of Employment) must indicate tenure, salary, position, address, landline number, e-mail address)
  • PRC card (if applicable)
  • Personal bank certificate (must include account types, current balance, opening date, 6 months average daily balance
  • Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements for the last 3 months or passbook
  • Photocopy of ITR 2316 (no need if frequent traveler)
  • Endorsement letter/ guarantee letter from a company in the Philippines
  • If guaranteed by employer:
  1. Guarantee Letter
  2. Company SEC and Mayor’s Permit
  3. Company Bank Certificate and 3 months Bank Statement
  • If personally invited by Korean: Invitation Letter and copy of Passport/ID
  • If invited by Company in Korea: Invitation Letter and Copy of Korean Company Business Permit

Additional if frequent traveler:

  • Original and photocopy of used and valid visas and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years.

The 34 OECD member countries are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

For self-employed/businessman:

  • duly filled out and signed application form (computerized)
  • 1 photo (passport size with white background)
  • Passport with photocopy of the bio-page with signature on page 3.
  • Business registration from DTI or SEC
  • Business Permit
  • Personal bank certificate (must include account types, current balance, opening date, 6 months average daily balance
  • Bank Statement (original or certified true copy of bank statements for the last 3 months or passbook
  • Copy of Income Tax Return 1701 (no need if frequent traveler)
  • If personally invited by Korean: Invitation Letter and copy of Passport/ID
  • If invited by Company in Korea: Invitation Letter and Copy of Korean Company Business Permit

Additional if frequent traveler:

  • Original and photocopy of used and valid visas and arrival stamps to OECD member countries for the past 5 years.

The 34 OECD member countries are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.

Please refer to the posters above for the daily itinerary.

Please note that there are only limited slots, so what are you waiting for? To reserve a slot, please send an inquiry to sales@tripsdiary.ph or refer to the contact information at the bottom of this article.

2. Dubai 🇦🇪

Are you dreaming of experiencing Dubai’s incredible views? Dubai is known as one of the international destinations with luxury hotels and prestigious tourist attractions, shopping and fine dining. If you want to know what it’s like to be a royalty, it’s something you shouldn’t miss.

Things to Do in Dubai:

  • Appreciate the flowers at the Dubai Miracle Garden🌻🌼🌷🌹 and butterflies at the Dubai Butterfly Garden 🦋🦋🦋
  • Check out Dubai’s Global Village
  • Experience Snow at Ski Dubai 🏂
  • Get a glimpse of Dubai through the Dubai Frame.
  • Check out art galleries and Dubai Museum
  • Jewelry shopping 💍📿at Dubai Gold Souk (Take advantage of the less expensive gold in Dubai!)
  • Camel ride experience 🐪
  • Fine dining experience
  • Check in at the luxurious Burj Al Arab Hotel (around P60k+ per night) if you want a memorable experience

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. VaxCert PH
  2. Valid negative RT-PCR certificate issued within 48 hours
  3. Valid medical certificate for passengers who have recovered from Covid-19

Tripsdiary is offering the Dubai 4d3n Tri Package (Dubai City Tour + Desert Safari Tour+ Dhow Cruise Marina)

Travel Package Cost:

(from $274 -2 persons needed to avail)

BOOKING PERIOD: Until June 30, 2022

TRAVEL PERIOD: July 1, 2022-September 2022

Package Inclusions:

  • 4d3n/accommodation in double/twin room sharing
  • Daily hotel breakfast
  • Round-trip airport transfers (in and out Dubai International Airport)
  • SIC Half day Dubai City Tour with English speaking guide
  • SIC Evening Desert Safari based on 4WD Dune Bashing, Camel Ride, Tanoura Dance, Belly Dance, Henna Painting, BBQ Dinner (sharing per pax/jeep)
  • SIC Evening Dhow Cruise Marina with dinner on board
  • PCR Test at the hotel with 24 hours result

Exclusions:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • UAE Single entry visa $90.00 per person (subject to immigration approval and non-refundable)
  • COVID Insurance charges
  • peak season surcharges
  • Tourist Dirham fee to be paid by the tourists directly at the hotel (10-20 Dhs per room per night)

So, if you want to try camel riding, watch belly dancing and learn the rich Arabic culture, it’s perfect to include this summer package into your travel itinerary.

3. Singapore 🇸🇬

When I was teaching Afro-Asian literature a few years back, one story that is remarkable so far is the “Singa.” The legend has explained the origin of Singapore and why it is called the “Lion City.” Now we know why the Merlion Park is one of the most popular tourist spots in the country. Actually, there are several reasons why we should explore Singapore, but even if it’s now possible to visit the country, many are still hesitant to do so because of the strict travel requirements.

Things to Do in Singapore:

  • Take a selfie at the Merlion Park
  • Experience Night Safari
  • Have a Chinatown Tour
  • Experience the Singapore River Cruise
  • Explore the Marina Bay Sands
  • Enjoy the thrilling Singapore Flyer Ride
  • Try different restaurants at Clark Quay
  • Shopping galore 🛍️ and coffee stop ☕at Orchard Road

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  1. VaxCert PH
  2. Trace Together app
  3. SG arrival card
  4. Antigen test for those with 2 doses of vaccine

TRAVEL DATES:

Aug 5-7, Aug 19-21, Sept. 2-4, Sept 16-19, Sept 30-Oct 2

PACKAGE COST:

$679 (adult)

$599 (child)

Package Inclusions:

  • Round-trip airfare via Philippine Airlines
  • 30 kg round-trip baggage allowance
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Round trip transfers
  • meals (2 breakfast and 2 lunch)
  • Tours
  • Complimentary travel insurance with COVID 19 coverage
  • all applicable taxes

Exclusions:

  • Single supplement USD 120 Pax
  • Travel insurance
  • Philippines Travel Tax
  • Baggage allowance
  • Covid related procedures
  • tipping for the driver

So if you want to create a unique, world-class experience, you should consider going to Singapore this year.

4. Thailand 🇹🇭

Thailand is also one of the most visited countries because of the its tranquil beaches, exotic cuisine, magnificent temples, picturesque scenery,and their unique and principled culture.

Things to do in Thailand:

  • Go island hopping 🏝️
  • Experience the Floating market 🛶
  • Relax by getting a Thai massage 💆
  • Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine, street food, and coffee ☕
  • Visit the magnificent temples ⛪
  • Visit the Grand Palace
  • Have a boat ride experience ⛵

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. VaxCert PH
  2. Thailand Pass (effective July 1, it is not required anymore)
  3. Covid-19 Insurance

Travel Package Cost

$79 per person (min of 2 persons to avail)- FREE & EASY PACKAGE

(This is a land arrangement package, but you can book your air tickets separately).

Package Inclusions (Land Arrangement)

  • 2 nights accommodations with breakfast
  • SIC round-trip airport transfers (In & out BKK-Suvarnabhumi airport only)
  • SIC Complimentary Bangkok City Tour

Exclusions:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Any kind of tipping
  • PH Travel Tax
  • Baggage fee
  • Covid & travel Insurance
  • RT PCR or antigen test
  • Personal expenses

BANGKOK ALL-IN PACKAGE

If you want a hassle -free trip, you can opt to have an all-in package instead.

TRAVEL DATES: Aug 12-24, Aug 26-28, Sept 09-11, Sept 23-25, Oct 07-09

  • Round-trip airfare via Philippine Airlines (PR 730-733)
  • 30 kg round-trip baggage allowance
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation
  • round-trip transfers
  • meals (2 breakfast, 2 lunch, and 2 dinner)
  • tours (as specified in the itinerary)
  • Travel insurance with Covid 19 coverage
  • all applicable taxes

If this is something that you find interesting, please refer to the contact details below for booking assistance.

5. Holy land 🇮🇱

Travelling to the Holy Land is an extraordinary and must-try experience as it would help you visualize the events of the Bible. I believe it is included in the bucket list of most Catholics and Christians. Definitely, Israel is one of the best international destinations that you must visit. Unlike other countries, it is perhaps quite exorbitant for you, but it is still worth the price. There are other packages that you can choose from (Holy Land +Egypt and Holy Land + Turkey)

I didn’t include the Things to Do section because the travel package is already loaded with the things that you should do or try in Israel. Egypt, and Turkey. Please refer to the poster for the itinerary details. It only requires a non-refundable booking deposit of $500 per person.

Package Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare on economy class ✈️
  • 4-5 star hotel accommodation on twin-sharing basis 🏨
  • Full board meals 🍴
  • Transportation on high-end air-conditioned coaches 🚅
  • Accompanied by tour escort
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airline taxes/border fees/visas
  • Tipping for guides and drivers

Visa Requirements

  • Passport-sized photo
  • colored scanned copy of passport
  • Passport information sheet (passport should be valid for at least 6 months from date of departure)

This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and the packages above are intended for group bookings. To reserve a slot, please refer to the contact details below.

6. Cambodia 🇰🇭

Like other countries in Asia, Cambodia is also one of the places worth visiting. If you are asking what’s special about Cambodia and why it is one of the international destinations you should visit, it’s the experience with the locals and discovering and immersing in the uniqueness of their rich and diverse culture. Please refer to the information below about the Cambodia 5d4n Land Package.

Things to do in Cambodia:

  • Enjoy the exciting balloon ride to view the Angkor Wat 🪂
  • Explore the Angkor Wat, the world’s largest temple 🛕
  • Experience a boat ride and meet the locals
  • Visit the Lotus Farm and do something creative
  • Unwind on the beach 🏖️
  • Check out the museums and national parks
  • Shop at the market 🛍️to buy local products and souvenirs
  • Watch cultural shows like the Apsara dancing

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. VISA
  2. Negative Covid-19 Result
  3. Travel Insurance

Package Cost:

The package starts at $415 (groups of 6 and up)

Package Inclusions:

  • 4 nights accommodation in a twin/triple room with daily breakfast
  • meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Round-trip transfers from Phnom Penh Airport to Siem Reap
  • Services of a driver and air-conditioned vehicle during all tours
  • English speaking guide during all tours
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water and cold towel through the program
  • Welcome Kit in Siem Reap Hotel

Exclusions:

  • International and Domestic flight tickets ✈️
  • Tipping for guides, drivers, hotel staff, restaurant, staff, boat rider, etc.
  • Visa Invitation Letter, Visa and stamping fee
  • Surcharge for Peak season, Khmer New Year Holidays, Hotel Compulsory Dinner for Xmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
  • Travel insurance
  • Pre-departure 72 hours PCR test or 48 hours ART test certificate if needed.

If you are ready to travel and explore CAMBODIA next, Tripsdiary has several Cambodia land packages to choose from. Please refer to the contact details below.

7. Maldives 🇲🇻

Maldives is also on my bucket list. I mean, I’m not the only one who dreams of relaxing in paradise where there are white sandy beaches, palm trees, clear waters and incredible sunsets. 🌇 Include this too on your international destinations to visit ‼️

Things to do in Maldives:

  • Engage in exciting water activities
  • Have a relaxing spa treatment ☺️
  • Arrange a romantic dinner while admiring the sunset 🌇
  • Enjoy the refreshing drinks🍸 while admiring the beach
  • Experience the Underwater Dining @ Ithaa Underwater Restaurant
  • Explore Male’
  • Enjoy your privacy for a day or two

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. VISA
  2. a passport or travel document valid for a minimum 30 days from date of entry to the Maldives
  3. a confirmed pre-booking in an approved tourist facility for the duration of their stay
  4.  IMUGA Traveller Declaration form must be completed within the 72 hour period prior to the time of your arrival in the Maldives

Travel Package Cost

As low as $850 per person depending on your preferred accommodations or if you prefer an all-in package, here’s the one for you for $1588 per person.

Package Inclusions

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • 3 nights accommodation (2 nights @ Turquoise residence and 1 night @ Paradise Island Resort)
  • Full board meals (3 breakfast, 3 lunch, and 3 dinner)

Exclusions

  • VISA
  • check-in baggage
  • tip for the guide
  • personal expenses

If you want to splurge a bit and indulge in luxurious vacation, Maldives is perfect for you.

8. JAPAN

JAPAN is one of the countries that I really want to visit

Things to Do in Japan

  • Experience the magic @ Tokyo Disneyland
  • Post a photo with the Cherry Blossoms in the background
  • Shop in one of the Sanrio stores in Japan
  • Explore the temples, shrines, and other attractions
  • Witness the beauty of Mt. Fuji
  • Try authentic Japanese cuisine
  • Watch cultural shows like the Kabuki and Geisha Dance

GUARANTEED VISA PACKAGE

Did I say “guaranteed?” YES! With Tripsdiary’s Guaranteed VISA package, you only have to prepare the following :

  • passport (with 6 months validity)
  • accomplished app form
  • photo
  • fully paid package booked through a local agency (DIY is not yet allowed)

Tripsdiary’s accredited travel partner in Japan will issue the following:

  • Tour package details and itinerary
  • Certificate for Completion of the ERFS System of the Japan Tour Operator
  • Tour list of participants
  • Contact Information of Travel Agency in Japan
  • Tour Guides/Tour Attendants
  • Cerificate of Employment and Contact Information

I bet you are now considering to visit japan too, right? Well, I’m getting excited too! Hurry because the slots are only limited!!!


Alright, so I’ll end this here because this will be a long post if I will include more destinations. I will just feature the other must-visit international destinations in another post.

I hope I have helped you somehow in deciding for your dream vacation abroad. Feel free to comment here or shoot an email to jasmine@thebloggerprincess.press if you have any suggestions or requests. For inquiries about the travel packages, please refer to the details below. Did I mention that you can also avail of the TRAVEL NOW, PAY LATER? Oh, yes!!! You can also avail of our 3-36 months installment using your BDO credit card 💳 Fill out the details below 👇👇👇

TRIPSDIARY TRAVEL AND TOURS

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PS: I will be having separate posts about the countries that I will visit this year. For collaborations and product sponsorship, you can also contact me. Watch out for the Part 2 of this post.

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