Welcome to Smile Train’s Journey of Smiles to the Philippines! Below you will find some information that will be useful while planning your travels.
Please complete the following Guest Profile form at your earliest convenience (Click here). This allows us to easily record your vital travel information.
International flights are booked by travelers independently. If you would like the contact information for a trusted independent travel agent we are happy to provide you with this information. Kindly forward your international flight information to Meredith (firstname.lastname@example.org) once you have booked your flights.
- Arrive at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) no later than 4pm on November 3rd, 2019
- Leave Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) anytime on November 8th, 2019
*While the trip officially begins on November 3rd, we are happy to help make arrangements for you to arrive earlier, or if you’d like to extend your travels after the main program.
Elevate Destinations strongly recommends that all travelers have travel insurance for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. We encourage you to review your travel insurance options before making payment to Elevate Destinations.
Elevate Destinations is partnered with the Travel Insurance Center, a broker of travel protection products. For assistance, contact Alan Lightbody, Agent Representative, Email email@example.com, Toll Free 1-866-979-6753 Ext. 3648, or Direct 402-343-3648.
Guests may acquire travel insurance through the Travel Insurance Center, or any other travel insurance company of their choosing. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.
Travelers to the Philippines should ensure that the validity of their passports extends at least six months beyond the end of their intended stay, and should have at least two blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport to enter the country. The last two amendment pages are unacceptable for visas and immigration stamps.
U.S. citizens may enter the Philippines for purposes of tourism without a visa if they present:
- a valid U.S. passport and
- a return ticket to the United States or an onward ticket to another country.
Upon your arrival, immigration authorities will stamp an entry visa valid for 30 days on your passport. If you plan to stay longer than 30 days, you must apply for an extension at the Philippine Bureau of Immigration (BI).
If you do not hold a U.S. passport feel free to reach out to Megan at Elevate Destinations about how to acquire a visa to the Philippines.
Please take time to review our pre – departure checklist.