Where’s your dream vacation? Do you want to tarvel to Japan, South Korea, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Rome or France?
Well, that dream can most of the time out of reach for most Filipino travelers. The main problem is that some of the most visited countries has very difficult visa prerequisites.
Trying to apply for a visa can be challenging and expensive. You won’t be able to recover your expense in case your visa get denied.
Regardless of whether the visa requirements of specific countries have turned out to be increasingly simple recently, a few travelers would prefer not experience such problems and defer visiting their travel goals until they’ve gathered enough passport stamps.
The Filipino traveler’s best course of action is to look for countries where they can travel, Visa-free!
Yes, Pinoys can visit different countries without applying for a Visa, according to the latest Henley Passport Index.
No need to be afraid of visa denial or risk spending Visa Fees for nothing.
Visa-Free Countries Filipino Tourists Can Visit in 2019
Even if countries permits visa-free access for Filipinos, however, there are still some requirement that can be asked such as these conditions:
- Passports with outstanding validity for a half year on entry date. Make sure to renew your passport if it’s going to lapse or even if valid but has no more blank pages.
- Has hotel reservation and flight ticket for return
- Need to stay in the country for max time allowed. However, if you intend to remain longer, you need to get a right visa such as working or tourist visa.
- Need to have no criminal record and does not over stay in country of destination,
When you travel to the visa-free countries, you simply need to check in with your passport in the immigration terminal.
The immigration official could request a duplicate of your hotel booking and even a return ticket.
Here’s rundown of visa free countries that Filipinos can visit and most number of days that you can stay:
Asia Visa-free Countries
Cambodia – 21 days
Indonesia – 30 days
Laos – 30 days
Malaysia – 30 days
Myanmar – 14 days
Thailand – 30 days
Singapore – 30 days
Vietnam – 21 days
Brunei – 14 days
Hong Kong – 14 days
Israel – 90 days
Macau – 30 days
Mongolia – 21 days
South America Visa-free Countries
Brazil – 90 days
Costa Rica – 30 days
Peru – 183 days
Bolivia – 90 days
Colombia – 90 days
Ecuador – 90 days
Suriname – 90 days
Africa Visa-free Countries
Gambia – 90 days
Rwanda – 90 days
Senegal – 90 days
Morocco – 90 days
Ivory Coast/Cote d’Ivoire – 90 days
Oceania Visa-free Countries
Micronesia – 30 days
Fiji – 120 days
Cook Islands – 31 days
Vanuatu – 30 days
Niue – 30 days
Caribbean Visa-free Countries
Dominica – 21 days
Haiti – 90 days
St. Vincent and the Grenadines – 30 days
Countries with Visa on Arrival
There are also a few countries that issue a visa upon the guest’s arrival. This kind of visa is called visa on arrival. This practically means you can get your visa from at the destination country’s immigration terminal.
Not like countries that require a visa, visa-on-arrival of some countries does not ask visitors for any pre-application process from their country. They can simply request some records like your passport, return ticket, hotel booking, and photos. Guests may likewise need to pay a fee for the visa.
In spite of this, visa-on-arrival countries are the easiest and simplest way to visit.
Here’s the rundown of countries that issue visa on arrival to Pinoy travelers:
Nepal – 90 days
Maldives – 30 days
Armenia – 120 days
Kyrgyzstan – 30 days
Timor-Leste – 30 days
Iran – 30 days
Tajikistan – 45 days
Sri Lanka – 30 days
Cape Verde Islands – Not specified
Uganda – Not specified
Mauritania – Not specified
Kenya – 90 days
Guinea-Bissau – 90 days
Madagascar – 30 days
Mozambique – 30 days
Somalia – 30 days
Benin – 30 days
Tanzania – 90 days
Comores Islands – 45 days
Djibouti – 31 days
Malawi – 90 days
Mauritius – 60 days
Seychelles – 90 days
Togo – 7 days
Americas and Caribbean
Nicaragua – 90 days
Trinidad and Tobago – Not specified
St. Lucia – 42 days
Samoa – 60 days
Palau Islands – 30 days
Tuvalu – 30 days
Marshall Islands – 90 days
Papua New Guinea – 60 days
Countries with Conditional Visa Exemption
There are also countries with conditional and restrictive visa exception to Philippine passport holders.
There are also countries like Korea, China, and Jordan allow Pinoy passport holders to enter without visa, on particular region of their country.
Here are countries that you can visit with visa-free entry conditions:
Antigua and Barbuda Canada – Schengen/UK/US visa 30 days
Bulgaria – Schengen visa – 90 days within 6 months
Croatia – Schengen visa – 90 days within 6 months
El Salvador – Canada/Schengen/US visa – 90 days
Honduras – Canada/Schengen/US visa – 90 days
Romania – Schengen visa – 90 days within 6 months
Serbia – Schengen/UK/US visa – 90 days within 6 months
Albania – Schengen visa – 90 days within 6 months
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Schengen visa – 15 days
Andorra – Schengen visa – 90 days
Guatemala – Canada/Schengen/US visa – 90 days within 6 months
Mexico – Canada/Japan/Schengen/UK/US visa – Not specified days
Montenegro – Ireland/Schengen/UK/US visa – 30 days
São Tomé and Príncipe – Canada/Schengen/US visa – 15 days
Turkey – Schengen visa (must apply for Turkish e-Visa) – 30 days
Cyprus – Schengen type C double-entry or multiple-entry visa – 90 days within 6 months
* Jordan Travelers visiting individually or joining a group through a Jordanian tour operator (Visa fee waived if spending at least two consecutive nights in Jordan) – 30 days
* China (visa-free access to Hainan province only)- Visitor joining a tour group organized by a Hainan-based travel agency – 30 days
* South Korea – Transit visitor with Australia/Canada/New Zealand/US visa. Direct flight and stay within Jeju Island only – 30 days
Keep in mind, the visa-free countries for Philippine passport holders can change from to time to time. There are also countries that may suspend Filipino tourists without a visa. Some countries that used to require a visa may then allow visa-free entry later on.
You can visit the Henley Passport Index site to check if the country you want to visit still permits visa-free entry for Filipinos. Additionally, make a point to confirm with the country’s government office that you want to visit if the visa free entry procedure is in effect.