While there’s a long list of visa-free destinations that await Philippine passport holders, big countries such as Japan, China, South Korea, USA, as well as Australia, Germany, France, United Kingdom still require a visa for both vacation and business purposes.
With this piece of certificate comes power, and this is particularly true if you hold a US visa and/or Schengen visa. That’s because both types of visa provide access to more than just one country.
By having your passport stamped with any of the two, you can expand your travel options and take on more countries around the world.
B1/B2 or Business/Tourist visa is for people traveling to the US and its other territories for temporary business, leisure, or medical purposes.
The B1 visa type is acquired by and granted to professionals for conventions or business negotiations, while the B2 visa type is for applicants who are traveling for recreational, medical, or social service purposes.
|Country||Requirements/days of allowable stay for US Visa holders|
|Turkey||Secure a single-entry e-visa and stay up to 30 days|
|Belize||Obtain visa upon arrival (for multiple entry US visa holders)|
|Dominican Republic||Apply for a tourist card|
|Mexico||Visa-free up to 180 days|
|Cuba||Obtain visa upon arrival and stay up to 30 days|
|Guatemala||Visa upon arrival and stay up to 90 days|
|El Salvador||Visa-free up to 90 days|
|Honduras||Visa upon arrival and stay up to 90 days|
|Nicaragua||Visa upon arrival and stay up to 90 days|
|Panama||Provide proof of exit within 90 days of stay|
|Bahamas||Access for 24 hours when on a cruise; should secure a transit visa when coming from the US|
|Turks and Caicos||Access for 24 hours when on a cruise; secure a transit visa when coming from the US|
|Virgin Islands||Access for 24 hours when on a cruise; should secure a transit visa when coming from the US|
|Antigua and Barbuda||Access for 24 hours when on a cruise; should secure a transit visa when coming from the US|
|Bermuda||Should have 45 remaining days before departure from US|
|Northern Marianas Islands||Visa-free|
|American Samoa||Visa-free for up to 60 days|
Schengen visa allows its holder to access the Schengen area without border controls in between the participating countries.
According to the European Commission, a Schengen visa holder can transit through or stay in the territory of a Schengen state for a duration of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period.
|Greece||The Netherlands||The Czech Republic|
Note to applicants: If you are intending to visit more than one Schengen country and do not have a main destination, you should apply at the embassy or consulate of the first Schengen country on your travel itinerary.