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Travel the World – VISA FREE with Your Philippine Passport

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Having a passport from a country like the Philippines can restrict travels on many levels – Visa Application is one of them!   Filipinos who have experienced applying for visas to US, Europe, Japan, Australia, etc will relate to the distress. Consulates and embassies often require plenty of documentation to justify them granting visas. Yes, the requirements are easy but convincing them that you won’t illegally live and work in their country is the tough part. It can be a tiring process, and it can also be very expensive considering there is no assurance of getting granted a visa. But it certainly doesn’t mean you cannot travel at all.

You can start with countries that do not require a visa.  Travel to visa-free countries first and save the others for later. Traveling to visa-free countries is like enhancing your traveler profile, especially if you’re new to traveling. Most of the countries that are on the list may not be your dream country to fly to. But every destination will offer a unique life experience. You just have to try and surprise yourself!

Having said that, below are the countries and territories Philippine passport holders can visit without a need for a prior visa.

AFRICA Conditions of Access
Burundi Visa issued upon arrival
Cape Verde Visa issued upon arrival for EUR25

A free 24-hr transit visa issued upon arrival at the airport

Comores Within 24 hrs. this must be converted into a full visa at the immigration office in Moroni
Djibouti 10 days visa issued upon arrival for DJF3,000; 30 days visa issued upon arrival for DJF5,000
Gambia At the port of entry passport 24-72 hr. a transit pass is issued. This must be converted into a full visa valid up to 1 month at the immigration department in Banjui
Kenya 90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$25
Madagascar 90 days visa issued upon arrival for MGA140,000
Mali Visa issued upon arrival
Morocco 90 days
Mozambique 30 days issued upon arrival for US$25
Saint Helena Visa issued upon arrival
Seychelles 30 days
Tanzania Visa issued upon arrival for US$50
Togo 7 days issued upon arrival
Uganda 180 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50
Zambia 90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50
ASIA – ASEAN
Brunei 14 days
Cambodia 21 days
Indonesia 30 days
Laos 30 days
Malaysia 30 days
Myanmar 14 days
Singapore 30 days
Thailand 30 days
Vietnam 21 days
ASIA – NONASEAN
Georgia 90 days visa issued upon arrival for GEL50 – for a 90 day, single entry visa; GEL100 for a 360, multiple entry visas
Hongkong 14 days
India 30 days visa issued upon arrival for US$60
Iran 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
Israel 90 days
Macau 30 days
Maldives 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
Mongolia 21 days
Nepal 15/30/90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$25/40/100
Sri Lanka 30 days
Taiwan 30 days if holding a valid visa for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Schengen countries, United Kingdom, United States// online registration required
Timor-Leste 30 days visa issued upon arrival for US$30
EUROPE
Kosovo 90 days
OCEANIA
Cook Islands 31 days
Fiji 120 days Visitor’s permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)
Marshall Islands 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
The Federated States of Micronesia 30 days
Niue 30 days
Palau 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
Samoa 60 days Visitor’s permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)
Tuvalu 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
Vanuatu 30 days
NORTH AMERICA
Costa Rica 30 days
Dominica 21 days
Haiti 90 days
Nicaragua 30 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50
Saint Kitts and Nevis 14 days
Saint Lucia 6 weeks visa issued upon arrival for US$50
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 30 days
The Turks and Caicos Islands 30 days
SOUTH AMERICA
Bolivia 90 days
Brazil 90 days
Colombia 90 days
Ecuador 90 days
Peru 183 days
Suriname 90 days

Note: This is updated as of October 2015.  For further information click here.

Sources:  DFA; Wikipedia; GMA news

TRAVELER’s NOTE:

  • Every country has its own set of rules regarding the entry of visitors from different nationalities. In all cases, do ensure to verify with the diplomatic post (embassy or consulate) of the country you are flying to since policies may change without prior notice.
  • Some countries may require transit visas for non-direct flights.
  • The days indicated are the maximum days Filipinos as allowed to stay in said country. If you plan to stay longer, then, you need to apply for a visa or for an extension visa. Verify with the diplomatic post (embassy or consulate) of the country you are flying.
  • Information is intended for tourist visit purpose only.

I hope to cross paths with you guys in the future and let me know your thoughts with visas as well.  Happy travels!

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2 comments on “Travel the World – VISA FREE with Your Philippine Passport

  1. Crizzy Kiss (@CrizzyKiss)
    November 10, 2015

    Thanks for sharing this! I didn’t know that we don’t need visa in most of the countries in South America! Great list, I’m saving this one!

    Like

    • Ynah CA
      November 10, 2015

      The pleasure is mine Crizzy! Hope you make it to South America someday 🙂 Happy travels and positive vibes!

      Like

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