Holders of Philippine passports can travel to about 27 countries without requiring a visa. Some other countries may need a visa upon arrival. Below we have listed information of countries where Filipinos can travel and not worry too much about entry visas because either it’s visa free or the minimum requirement is that we get a visa on arrival. So for those of you wish to travel, these countries might be something you can consider.
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Southeast Asian countries like Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, etc. enable Pinoys to enter with a 30 day tourist visa (for tourism purposes), but there are also other countries like Brazil and Morocco, each offering 90 days as a tourist. You can find more countries and their respective number of days allowed as a tourist in the list below.
Countries Where Filipinos Can Travel (Visa-Free and Visa on Arrival)
Pinoys can travel to the following countries either by getting a visa upon arrival or by simply travelling without the need for a visa as we are exempted.
Visa-Free Countries for Filipinos (Philippine Passport Holders)
The countries listed below will automatically give Filipinos a tourist pass with an allotted maximum number of days to stay within that territory.
|Colombia||90 days, another 90 days can be extended|
|Costa Rica||30 days; can be extended to a total of 90 days|
|Gambia||90 days: Entry clearance must be obtained from the Gambian Immigration before travel|
|Hong Kong||14 days|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||1 month|
Countries that Offer Visa on Arrival for Filipinos (Philippine Passport Holders)
Below are the countries that will require minimum documents and let you travel for a certain time period as a tourist.
|Burundi||30 days – can be processed at Bujumbura International Airport|
|India||30 days (update: we have to apply for eVisa prior to arrival)|
|Marshall Island||90 days|
|Papua New Guinea||60 days|
|Saint Lucia||6 weeks|
|Samoa||60 days (Entry Permit on arrival)|
|Somalia||30 days – invitation letter should be submitted to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival. Invitation letter is issued by the sponsor.|
|Sri Lanka||30 days (Electronic Travel Authorization)|
OTHER SPECIAL CASES
|China||May travel to Hong Kong, Macau and Hainan without visa|
|Iran||Pre-approved visa obtainable at the airport|
|South Korea||May travel to Jeju Island for 30 days without visa|
|Rwanda||Visa is processed online|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||Visa is processed online|
|Sao Tome y Principe||Visa is processed online|
Useful points to remember:
1. Most countries require passports to be valid for at least 6 months from date of travel with 1-2 blank pages;
2. Some countries allow entry without visa if a person is in possession of a valid visa for US, Canada or Schengen region;
3. Many African countries will require passengers to have current International Certificate of Vaccination upon arrival. Other countries may request specific vaccination if passenger is coming from certain infected area;
4. Acquiring passport stamp from Israel will prohibit entering certain countries due to Arab League boycott of Israel.