Your Philippine passport will let you travel to as much as 27 countries without requiring a visa while there are other countries which require very minimal effort (visa-on-arrival). This is good news for Pinoys who want to travel abroad.
Most of the countries are in Southeast Asia. But did you know that you can also travel to places in South America such a Brazil? Please review the details below and check out the list.
List of Visa-Free and Visa on Arrival Countries for Pinoys
Pinoys have access to more than 60 countries and territories whether by acquiring visa on arrival or simply because there is no need for a visa at all. While we have listed them below, it is still good to be updated and to check the embassies/consulates and government tourism websites of each country for any travel advisory or updates.
Countries That Do Not Require Visa 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|
|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.