Registration is open now! Tickets are available for all the portions of the event individually, or a 3-day bundle for the night sessions only can be purchased.
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According to the Republic of the Philippines Department of Tourism, over 6 million foreign tourists visited the country in 2017. This was an 11% increase from the previous year. While millions of tourists visit the Philippines each year, we encourage travelers to check their national government’s travel advisory regarding the Philippines.
You are welcome to make your own travel arrangements, or you can work with Executive Resources Inc., our partner travel organization in the Philippines. Executive Resources Inc. has created prearranged travel packages for your convenience for both individuals and groups.
Contact Executive Resources Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JGYD Mission Trip
The Mission trip non-refundable registration fee of $850 includes: meals, accommodations and transportation during July 31 – August 7. It also includes your ticket to the Jesus Global Youth Day main sessions on August 8, 9, and 10.
No! Your registration covers event ticket fees for all three JGYD main sessions (August 8–10). You do not need to purchase a separate ticket. Leader congress tickets can be purchased for an additional $10 each.
Tickets for the Youth Leader and Pastor Congress can be purchased for an additional $10 each.
All meals during the mission trip will be provided by your local host church.
Teams will stay at the host church facilities or with a church family.
Airport pickup and transportation during ministry days are included. Please note that airfare is not included in your registration fee.
JGYD 2019 Events
Pastors may register for either congress for $10 USD.
It is recommended to be current on routine vaccinations. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Philippines: typhoid, Japanese encephalitis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and influenza.
We do not provide medical insurance. Please note that travelers are required to have proof of International medical insurance coverage.
You should check with your insurance company to see if and under what terms you have coverage in the Philippines. If you do not have coverage, you can buy travelers’ medical insurance online.
*Please note that we are not affiliated with any insurance organizations and cannot guarantee level of service or security.
If you are bringing prescription medication with you to Jesus Global Youth Day, you should bring the medications in their original bottles. If you are taking a critical medication, you should try to bring a backup prescription order from your doctor in English just in case you lose your medication.
It is a good idea for someone in the group to have a first aid kit containing diarrhea and constipation medication, as well as medications for cold and flu. Airborne or Emergen-C may be helpful supplements for travel as well. It is also important to prepare your body in advance for the demands of the event by eating healthfully, exercising, keeping hydrated, and getting plenty of sleep during the weeks leading up to your trip. Mosquito repellant is an optional use while in the city of Manila, but it is strongly recommended when traveling outside the city.
What to Expect in the Philippines
Getting around Manila is easy. We suggest downloading and using the ridesharing app Grab, which is the equivalent of Uber in the Philippines. Travelers can also easily take a taxi, ride a jeepney, or
We recommend using apps like Skype, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. Keep in mind that data charges will apply if the phone is not connected to Wi-Fi.
The Philippines is a tropical country with a warm climate. August falls under the country’s rainy season, and the average temperature during this month is 86° – 91°F (30° – 33°C). We recommend you check the 10-day forecast and pack light, breathable clothes and a rain jacket or umbrella just in case.
It is always a good practice to opt for bottled drinking water when traveling overseas.
Filipino food is not a very well-known cuisine but is delicious and diverse! It is a mix of Chinese, Malay, Spanish, European, and American influences. There are also many American, Chinese, and International style options for both fast-food and casual restaurants.
The Philippines uses primarily Type A outlets (2 flat prongs) similar to U.S. outlets. To be safe, we recommend bringing a travel plug adapter. Also, electricity in Philippines is 220 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to the Philippines with a device that does not accept 220 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
The Philippines is a well-developed country. Everything you need will be available there, including toiletries and clothing.
We encourage travelers to bring a change of clothes for each day in the country. However, a laundry facility is almost always available in hotels—a sink and your two hands. (Hand washing clothing may not be feasible in simple accommodations.) A good rule is to wash one or two things per night and let them hang to dry. If you are in need of a washer and dryer, availability varies by location. Laundromats/ laundry services are also everywhere.
Our Jesus Global Youth Day Youth organizer will email your group leader with a suggested packing list before the event.
Some hostels and most hotels have internet access, and more and more cafes and retailers are providing Wi-Fi for their customers. It is not always free, however.
Most cell phones work in the Philippines, but you will need to check with your phone company as higher rates often apply when you are using your phone internationally.
Our Jesus Global Youth Day Youth organizer will email your group leader with necessary contact information before the event. Contact information will be provided for event location, emergency numbers, and more.
We encourage each church group to set up a Facebook page to provide easy communication and updates throughout the trip.
The Philippine Peso(₱)(PHP) is the official currency and is typically the only currency recognized for normal transactions.
Money changers are common in the Philippines, especially in large cities and at the airport.
Ask yourself: How many meals will I need to buy? (Keep in mind that most hotels provide breakfast depending on the hotel package you choose.) The amount needed will vary by tastes and spending habits, but roughly $500 for the basic itinerary should be more than enough.