Countries not Requiring a Pre-arranged Visa for Filipino Travelers

Pinoy travel addict mode on global scale updated as of June 2017


As of July 2017, Philippine Passport holders have a free visa / visa-on-arrival / e-visa privilege in 61 countries. Additional 8 countries (total of 69) if working as a professional in Middle East (GCC) states and another on-condition visa privilege on some countries if holder of visa on Schengen, US or other OECD members.

Comparing to others, Philippines ranks 76th for having 61 countries with visa-free travel privileges (tied with Cape Verde) at the Henley and Partners Visa Restriction Index of 2016, a global ranking of countries according to travel freedom their citizens enjoy. The passports evaluated is 199 out of 218 destination countries or territories. Garnering the highest visa-free privileges are Germany (177), Sweden (176) and followed by Finland, France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom (175). The lowest countries are Afghanistan(25), Pakistan (29), Iraq (30) and  Somalia (31). Highest in our Southeast Asia (ASEAN) region neighbors are Singapore at 5th (173), Malaysia at 12th (164) and Brunei at 23rd (151) while the lowest are Myanmar at 92nd (42), Laos at 90th (47) and Cambodia at 87th (50). Timor-Leste ranks 57th (82), tied with Kuwait. On the other hand, Republic of the Philippines granted visa-free privilege to Nationals from 157 countries for a period of stay of thirty (30) days or less (April 2014).

To know more about the latest visa policies of different countries for Filipino travelers or Philippine Passport Holders, use the following keywords into web search engines;
* search "visa policy of (country you like to visit)" or "(country you like to visit) mfa"
* http://visados.com/en/

the new Philippine e-passport

Israel's visa permit card issued on arrival (single-entry)

Asia (Non-ASEAN)
01. Armenia - 21/120 days visa issued upon arrival for US$7/$37
02. Hong Kong (Republic of China) - 14 days visa stamp only (gratis)
03. India - 30 days visa issued upon arrival for US$60
04. Israel - 90 days visa issued upon arrival (gratis)
05. Kyrgyzstan - 15/30 days visa issued upon arrival for $50/$60
http://www.kgembassy.org/en/consular-issues/applying-for-a-visa/general-visa-information/
06. Tajikistan - 45 days e-visa for $50 valid for 90 days
https://www.evisa.tj/index.evisa.html
07. Macau (Republic of China) - 30 days visa stamp only (gratis)
08. Maldives - 30 days visa sticker issued upon arrival (gratis)
09. Mongolia - 21 days visa stamp only (gratis)
10. Nepal - 15/30/90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$25/40/100
11. Sri Lanka - 30 days with double entry visa issued upon arrival for US$35

Asia (ASEAN)
01. Brunei - 14 days
02. Cambodia - 21 days
03. Indonesia - 30 days
04. Laos - 30 days
05. Malaysia - 30 days
06. Singapore - 30 days
07. Thailand - 30 days
08. Vietnam - 21 days
09. Myanmar - 14 days (starting 05-Jan-2014)
10. Timor-Leste - 30 days visa issued upon arrival for US$30

Central American Countries where Filipinos are visa-on-arrival (Bermuda not included anymore)

Central America
01. Costa Rica - 30 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)
02. Dominica - 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
03. Haiti - 30 days
04. Nicaragua - 30 days (CA-4 tourist card for $10)
05. Saint Kitts and Nevis - 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
06. Saint Lucia - 60 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)
07. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
08. Turks and Caicos Islands - 30 days
* El Salvador, Guatemala & Honduras - 30 days if holding a Nicaragua valid visa based on Central America-4 (CA-4) agreement

South America
01. Bolivia - 59 days
02. Brazil - 90 days
03. Colombia - 90 days
04. Ecuador - 90 days
05. Peru - 90 days
06. Suriname - 120 days

South American Countries where Filipinos are visa-on-arrival
Oceania
01. Cook Islands - 31 days
02. Fiji - 120 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)
03. Marshall Islands - 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
04. Federated States of Micronesia - 30 days
05. Niue - 30 days
06. Palau - 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
07. Samoa - 60 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival (free of charge)
08. Tuvalu - 30 days visa issued upon arrival (free of charge)
09. Vanuatu - 30 days

Africa
01. Cape Verde - visa issued upon arrival
02. Comoros - A free 24 hour transit visa issued upon arrival at the airport. Within 24 hours this must be converted into a full visa at the immigration office in Moroni (fee payable)
03. Djibouti - 10 days visa issued upon arrival for DJF3,000; 30 days visa issued upon arrival for DJF5,000
04. Gambia - At port of entry passport 24-72 hour transit pass is issued. This must be converted into a full visa valid up to 1 month at the immigration department in Banjul (fee payable)
05. Kenya - 90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50
06. Madagascar - 90 days visa issued upon arrival for MGA140,000
07. Morocco - 90 days
08. Saint Helena - visa issued upon arrival
09. Seychelles - 30 days
10. Tanzania - visa issued upon arrival for US$50
11. Togo - 7 days visa issued upon arrival
12. Uganda - 90 days e-visa to be applied before arrival for US$50
https://visas.immigration.go.ug/
13. Zambia - 90 days e-visa to be applied before arrival for US$50
http://evisa.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/#/

African Countries where Filipinos are visa-on-arrival (Burundi/Mozambique not included anymore)

Philippine Passport Holders with valid visa (tourist/work/resident) of another country

Middle East (Professional Expats only) 
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates) expatriate residents who are businessmen, company managers or representatives, auditors, accountants, doctors, engineers or employees working in the public sector, their family members, drivers and servants sponsored by them are eligible to obtain a non-renewable 30-day visa upon arrival.
01. Kuwait
03. Bahrain
04. Qatar
05. Oman
06. United Arab Emirates - visa fee of $52
07. Lebanon - temporary residence to any GCC states with visa fee of $20
08. Republic of Georgia - temporary residence in Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait can stay up to 360 days

Other Countries
01. Taiwan (Asia) - 30 days if holding a valid visa for Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Schengen countries, United Kingdom or United States
02. Mexico (Central America) - 30 days  if holding a valid United States visa or permanent resident of Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom and countries that comprise the Schengen area.
03. Belize (Central America) -  30 days if holding a valid multiple entry visa issued by the USA can obtain a visa on arrival with USD 50 fee
04. El Salvador, Guatemala & Honduras (Central America) - 30 days if holding a valid visa for Nicaragua based on Central America-4 (CA-4) Border Control Agreement establishing Foreign nationals who enter one of the signatory countries can also travel to other signatory states without having to obtain additional permits or to undergo checks at border checkpoints (Similar to Schengen Visa Agreement)
05. Rwanda (Africa) - East Africa Borderless visa allows multiple entries to the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Rwanda, and the Republic of Uganda for tourism over period of 90 days at $100 fee.
06. Gibraltar (Europe) - holders of a valid United Kingdom multiple entry visa issued for 6 months or more regardless of category can enter this British Overseas Territory
07. Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, & Romania (Europe) - holders of valid Schengen visa do not require a visa for transit or intended stays in the territory not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.
08. Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, & Serbia (Europe) -  holders of valid US, UK and Schengen visa do not require a visa for transit or intended stays in the territory not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period.

Lebanon visa on arrival stamp as GCC expat (single-entry)

Kenya visa sticker issued upon arrival (single-entry)


6 comments:

  1. As usual yung mga mahirap marating ang Visa Free. Nakakaasar lang, lol.

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  3. Can you confirm if visa can be obtained upon arrival at the border for Argentina and Chile if we hold a valid US visa? Thanks!

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    1. @Joseph; I confirm that you need to apply for visa in Argentina and Chile prior to your arrival even if you hold a vaild US visa...
      For Argentina - http://www.embassyofargentina.us/en/consular-section/visas/tourist-visa-applications.html
      For Chile - http://chile.gob.cl/washington/en/para-extranjeros/visa-section/

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