Visa Free Travel Destinations for Philippine Passport Holder

Travel while your still young, that is one of my motto. Just like everybody else me too are dreaming of traveling overseas as long as I’m still young and have the opportunity in doing so.
Upon learning blogs and articles about Visa Free for Pinoys over the web I feel like that dream is within reach. It really is because my brother Micvindelmer already toured Hongkong, Vietnam, Cambodia and other nearby Asian countries and did some of my co-workers.
The Philippine Tourism department also boosts tourism by unleashing their new slogan “It’s more fun in the Philippines” and yours truly joined the bandwagon and re-blog some pictures and videos about it. I still don’t have a Philippine Passport but sooner or later I will get it baby. For now, I enjoy traveling locally and I want to go to places like Boracay, Palawan, Bohol or Cebu one day. With the help of my mountaineering friends, old friends and colleagues it will be a dream come true to me. :-)
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In line with this, I will re-post what I found on the web so that you too will be informed and start planning your vacation, travel abroad. On the blog that I read, it say’s that:

If you’re a Filipino and a holder of Philippine passport who likes traveling and exploring the beauty of the world, but hates the visa requirement to some countries, frown no more for you can still go to wonderful places without hassle-visa-appointments.

The list of countries below doesn’t require a visa for Filipinos prior to arrival.

All you need are passport, plane tickets / itinerary, and some money for your tour.

No Visa Required for Filipinos in the Following Countries…

Asia

ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

  • Cambodia – 21 days
  • Indonesia – 30 days
  • Laos – 30 days
  • Malaysia – 30 days (sufficient fund must be at least 500USD)
  • Singapore – 30 days
  • Thailand – 30 days
  • Vietnam – 21 days

Non- ASEAN

  • Azerbaijan – 30 days visa issued upon arrival
  • Georgia – 90 days visa issued upon arrival, 360 days visa free to those who have temporary residence of Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait
  • Hong Kong – 14 days
  • India – 30 days visa issued upon arrival
  • Iran – 15 days visa issued upon arrival if holding an e-visa pre-approval code obtained via email from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://www.mfa.gov.ir
  • Israel – 90 days (3 months)
  • South Korea (if arriving at Jeju Island only) – 30 days
  • Macau – 30 days
  • Maldives – 30 days visa issued upon arrival, extension of maximum 90 days is possible by paying MVR 750
  • Mongolia – 21 days
  • Nepal – 15/30/90 days visa issued upon arrival for around US$25/40/100
  • Sri Lanka – 30 days visa obtain upon arrival if holding Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA). You can get this prior to arrival at http://www.eta.gov.lk
  • Timor-Leste – 30 days single entry visa issued upon arrival for around US$30, extension is possible up to 90 days

Europe

  • Kosovo – 90 days

Oceania

  • Cook Islands – 31 days
  • Fiji – 120 days Visitor’s Permit issued upon arrival and can be extended
  • Marshall Islands – 30 days visa issued upon arrival and can be extended
  • Micronesia – 30 days
  • Niue – 30 days
  • Palau – 30 days visa issued upon arrival, additional USD 50 for extension
  • Samoa – 60 days Visitor’s Permit issued upon arrival
  • Tuvalu – 30 days visa issued upon arrival
  • Vanuatu – 30 days

North America

  • Bermuda – 31 days before but since May, they now require visas for Philippine passport holders
  • Costa Rica – 30 days Visitor’s Permit issued upon arrival
  • Dominica – 21 days
  • Haiti – 90 days
  • Nicaragua – 90 days visa issued upon arrival
  • Saint Lucia – 6 weeks Visitor’s Permit issued upon arrival
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 30 days visa issued upon arrival

South America

  • Bolivia – 90 days
  • Brazil – 90 days
  • Colombia – 90 days
  • Ecuador – 90 days
  • Peru – 183 days
  • Suriname – 90 days

Africa

  • Burundi – 1 month visa issued upon arrival
  • Comoros – visa issued upon arrival
  • Djibouti – 1 month visa issued upon arrival
  • Gambia – visa issued upon arrival
  • Kenya – 90 days visa issued upon arrival for US$50
  • Madagascar – 90 days visa issued upon arrival for MGA140,000
  • Morocco – 90 days
  • Mozambique – 30 days visa issued upon arrival. Extension of 30 days is possible around USD 66
  • Saint Helena – visa issued upon arrival
  • Seychelles – 1 month Visitor’s Permit issued upon arrival if holding return ticket, sufficient funds (minimum USD150 per day of stay, and proof of accommodation)
  • Tanzania – visa issued upon arrival for around USD50 to USD200
  • Togo – 7 days visa issued upon arrival if with return ticket, 3 passport photos, and yellow fever vaccination certificate
  • Uganda – visa issued upon arrival for US$50
  • Zambia – 90 days visa issued upon arrival for USD 50/80/160 single/double/multiple entry

**UPDATED and CHECKED: January 3, 2012

**Information is intended for tourist visit purpose only

**Details may change anytime after the update due to new laws so double-check the immigration rules of the country you’re planning to visit

**Transit visa may be required when you’re not on a direct flight

**Sources: International Air Transport Association (IATA), Qantas, Wiki, Visalink, VisaHq.ph

Some important notes:

The list of countries above won’t let you need a visa BEFORE your arrival. Doesn’t mean you won’t need one forever. I just listed the allowed days just like when you’re going to SG for example, you may visit the place until the allotted days without a visa. You can also extend your stay but you have to comply with their visa requirement – that’s the time you have to secure a visa or permit depending on your purpose (work, business, study, etc)

The other countries require a visa upon arrival. It’s usually done at the port of entry or at the immigration bureau of that country. They usually ask you about your purpose of visit/travel and check your documents like your passport (which must be at least 6 months valid from the date of expiry), valid IDs (when I say valid it means it’s not expired and is accepted by all government offices), return tickets, and money. They usually require you to hold proof of sufficient funds to cover your stay. Some strict countries checkpoint authorities require documents such as employment letter, hotel reservations, personal invitation, permit to travel and the like. They have the authority to refuse your entry if you fail to comply with them.

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11 Responses to “Visa Free Travel Destinations for Philippine Passport Holder”

  1. additional notes:
    Georgia – visa fee is waived if phil passport holder has valid US tourist visa and has entered US territory even once.

    Armenia – visa can be purchased online

  2. Thanks for the additional information brightlights I am pretty much sure this will help our fellow kababayans. Thanks for visiting my site.

  3. do you know any travel agencies that can facilitate us to go to kosovo?

  4. Hi, i have a valid visa to USA, and i am planning to visit Mozambique, Africa for a couple weeks, is it possible to fly to from africa to US and i am a Philippines passport holder.

  5. Thanks for the info. Im just wondering..i wanna travel to Vietnam in 2weeks time, do i need to provide invitation letter to enter the said country? Your responce is highly appreciated.
    Thanks a lot!

    • Hir Karlyn, Since Vietnam is one of the country that is included on Visa Free Travel destination I think no need but just in case you’ve been ask handing them over a copy of that invitation will come in handy. Have a safe trip!

  6. Hi,! I’ve got an invitation from my friend in Malaysia, i plan to visit for 16days, do i still need to have USD500 or can i bring lesser money? Thnx a lot. God bless! Cheers

    • Hi Mich, that’s great to hear! It is always better to bring with you a extra money in your going overseas so my advice is not to bring lesser money this is for your own good and of course safety. You might never know when you will need that money. Have a safe trip!

      • Thnk you for your great advice! I’m thinking to bring lesser money coz my friend will shoulder my expenses.😃but then you have a good point. Thank you so much for your prompt reply.. Thnx folks!

      • You’re welcome. Have a safe trip! Before leaving our country orient yourself on best places to visit in Vietnam so that your trip is a success.

  7. Does azerbaijan still in the list? it was removed in Wikipedia. also checked this site: http://touringbuddy.com/visa-requirements-philippine-passport-holders-%E2%80%93-azerbaijan-republic-azerbaijan/

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