Updated: 31 Countries Without Visa Requirements For Pinoys

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As of November of 2017, there are now 31 visa-free countries for holders of Filipino passports, according to the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). One of the latest countries to allow Filipinos to travel visa-free is Taiwan.

Non-visa entry for Filipinos only requires you to show your Filipino passport and travel documents to immigration officers upon arrival for identification. No more visits to embassies and the nail-biting wait to find out if you were approved or denied. Take note, though, that some countries may require proof of sufficient funds for your trip.

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Visa-free countries for Filipinos

Asia and the Middle East

Many of our neighboring countries in South-East Asia allow non-Visa entry for Filipinos for a certain number of days. Visa-free travel is part of the agreement between the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Israel in the Middle East also allows no visa entry to Filipino tourists.

Country Length of Stay/Conditions
Brunei 14 days
Cambodia 21 days
Indonesia 30 days
Myanmar 14 days
Laos 30 days
Vietnam 21 days
Thailand 30 days
Singapore 30 days
Mongolia 21 days
Malaysia 30 days
Israel 90 days
Taiwan 30 days

* Though a visa is required for Filipinos traveling to China, Filipino’s can travel visa-free to China’s two special adminstrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

As of this November, Taiwan is the newest Visa-Free destination for Filipinos.

From November 1, 2017 until July 31, 2018 the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) has granted Filipinos a visa-free travel to Taiwan.

In place of visa, you’ll need to show complete travel documents, and make sure you have sufficient funds for the trip. Exchange your Philippine Pesos to new Taiwan Dollar prior to your trip.

  • Valid passport with at least six months validity
  • Roundtrip ticket
  • Proof of accommodation. This is if you’re staying at a hotel, Airbnb, hostel, etc.
  • Sponsor or host’s contact information, if you’re staying at a friend’s or relative’s place.

Source: The Philippine Star

(Read: Unlock The Hidden Potential Of Your New Philippine e-Passport)

Oceania

These islands south of the Pacific Ocean allow Visa-free travel for Pinoys. You only need to show proof of sufficient funds upon arrival, and travel documents like your return tickets.

Country Length of stay/Conditions
Fiji 120 days
Vanuatu 30 days
Micronesia 30 days

South America

Latin America is overflowing with historical and cultural wonders. Head out to Machu Picchu of Peru, experience the famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro, and marvel at Ecuador’s famed Galapagos Islands, all without the restrictions of applying for a Visa.

Country Length of Stay/Conditions
Peru 183 days
Ecuador 90 days
Costa Rica 30 days on arrival, can be extended for a total of 90 days
Colombia 90 days on arrival, can be extended another 90 days for 180 days total
Brazil 90 days
Bolivia 90 days
Suriname 90 days

Caribbean Islands

The islands of the Caribbean are very popular because they provide the perfect escape and a break from the usual travel destinations.

Country Length of stay/Conditions
Anguilla 21 days
Dominica 21 days
Haiti 90 days
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 month
The Turks and Caicos Islands 21 days

Africa

The biggest continent has the following non-Visa countries for Filipinos, including the famous Morocco.

Country Length of stay/Conditions
Morocco 90 days
Gambia 90 days
Senegal 90 days
Rwanda 90 days

Entry Permit and Visa on Arrival Countries

The following countries are not visa free, but they do have more relaxed visa application procedures. Some require an eVisa, which can be done online and does not require an interview. Others allow you to apply for a visa on arrival. As soon as you arrive at your destination, you will need to pay a visa fee and show your documents to the immigration officials and you will get your visa right then and there.

Country Type of Visa Conditions
 Antigua and Barbuda Electronic Entry Visa
 Armenia Visa on arrival 120 days
 Burundi Visa on arrival 3 months
 Cape Verde Visa on arrival
 Comoros Visa on arrival
 Djibouti Visa on arrival
 Gabon eVisa Electronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.
 Georgia eVisa up to 90 days
 Guinea-Bissau Visa on arrival 90 days
 India e-Tourist Visa 30 days
 Iran Visa on arrival 30 days
 Kenya eVisa 3 months
 Kyrgyzstan Visa on arrival 1 month. Available at Manas International Airport.
 Madagascar Visa on arrival 30 days free of charge
 Malawi Visa on arrival
 Maldives Visa on Arrival 30 days
 Marshall Islands Visa on arrival 90 days
 Mauritania Visa on arrival
 Mozambique Visa on arrival 30 days
 Nepal Visa on arrival 90 days
 Nicaragua Visa on arrival 90 days
 Palau Visa on arrival 30 days
 Papua New Guinea Visa on arrival 60 days
 Saint Lucia Visa on arrival 6 weeks
 Samoa Entry Permit on arrival 60 days
 São Tomé and Príncipe eVisa
 Seychelles Visitor’s Permit on arrival 3 month
 Sri Lanka Electronic Travel Authorization 30 days
 Tajikistan Visa on arrival 45 days at Dushanbe International Airport. Visa also available online for those arriving via Dushanbe or Khujand airports.
 Tanzania Visa on arrival
 Timor-Leste Visa on arrival 30 days
 Togo Visa on arrival 7 days
 Trinidad and Tobago Visa on arrival
 Tuvalu Visa on arrival 1 month
 Uganda Visa on arrival
 Zambia Visa on arrival 90 days

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