61 countries where Pinoys can visit without a visa

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Filipinos with Philippine passports traveling this vacation season can choose any of 61 countries which do not require visa, according to the Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index (VRI).

VISA restrictions index

The Philippines placed one notch higher at 75th on the global travel freedom ranking in 2017 but kept its 61 countries list from the 2016 VRI.

The following listing from Philsite lists the countries Filipino nationals can enter even without a visa.

Asian Countries, member of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)

In a reciprocity visa free agreement among member nations within the ASEAN:

  • Brunei Darussalam – 14 days
  • Cambodia – 21 days
  • Indonesia – 30 days
  • Laos – 30 days
  • Malaysia – 30 days
  • Singapore – 30 days
  • Thailand – 30 days
  • Vietnam – 21 days

Asian Countries, Non-ASEAN member

  • Armenia – 120 days, visa issued on arrival
  • China, Shenzhen – 7 days, if crossing from Hong Kong, and is valid in Shenzhen area only.
  • Hong Kong – 14 days validity
  • India – 30 days, eTourist visa online.
  • Iran – 15 days, must obtain an e-visa pre-approval code from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Israel – 90 days
  • Kyrgyzstan – 30 days, visa on arrival
  • Laos – 21 days, visa on arrival
  • Macau – 30 days
  • Maldives – 30 days visa issued upon arrival
  • Myanmar – 21 days
  • Mongolia – 21 days
  • Nepal – 21 days visa issued on arrival
  • South Korea – 30 days, if arriving at Jeju Island or after visiting Korea 4 times with visa.
  • Sri Lanka – 30 days, but must get an Electronic Visa Authorization prior to departure.
  • Taiwan – 30 days, if holding a permanent residence certificate or an unexpired visa from:

    Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Schengen countries, United Kingdom or United States.

    And must register online at https://nas.immigration.gov.tw/nase/ prior to arrival.

  • Tajikistan – 45 days, visa on arrival
  • Timor-Leste (a.k.a. East Timor)- 30 day visa issued at the Dili airport and seaport

African Continent

  • Cape Verde Islands – 21 days
  • Comoros – 21 days
  • Djibouti – 30 day visa issued on arrival
  • Gambia – visa issued upon arrival, but must get prior clearance from immigration. 
  • Guinea-Bissau – 90 days visa issued on arrival
  • Kenya – 90 days visa issued on arrival
  • Madagascar – 30 days visa issued on arrival
  • Mauritania – visa issued on arrival
  • Morocco – 90 days
  • Mozambique – 30 days visa issued on arrival
  • Rwanda – 90 days
  • Saint Helena – visa issued upon arrival
  • Senegal – 30 days issued on arrival, invitation letter required. Visa available online.
  • Seychelles – 30 days permit, must show sufficient funds & proof of accommodation.
  • Somalia – 30 days on arrival, invitation letter by sponsor submitted 2 days before arrival.
  • Tanzania – visa issued on arrival
  • Togo (Togolese Republic) – 7 days, visa issued on arrival. Requires yellow fever vaccination
  • Uganda – 90 day visa issued on arrival at Entebbe Airport
  • Zambia – 90 days visa issued on arrival

Central America

  • Costa Rica – 30 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival
  • Guatemala
  • Nicaragua – 90 days visa issued on arrival

Caribbean

  • Anguilla – 21 days
  • Dominica – 21 days
  • Haiti – 21 days
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 30 days visa issued on arrival
  • Turks and Caicos Islands – 21 days

Europe:

  • Georgia – Visa issued on arrival. Preferably with invitation.
  • Kosovo – 90 days

Oceania/Pacific Island Nations

  • Cook Islands – 31 days
  • Fiji – 120 days, Visitor's Permit issued on arrival
  • Marshall Islands – 90 days visa issued on arrival
  • Micronesia – 30 days, entry permit required for stays over 30 days
  • Nauru – 30 days
  • Niue – 30 days
  • Northern Marianas  – visa issued on arrival
  • Palau – 30 days visa issued on arrival
  • Papua New Guinea – 60 days, visa given on arrival
  • Pitcairn Islands – 14 days, entry permit given on arrival
  • Samoa – 60 days Visitor's Permit issued upon arrival
  • Tuvalu – 30 day visitor permit for tourist is issued upon arrival
  • Vanuatu – 30 days

South America

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

Note that while the countries above does not require Philippine passport holders to apply for a visa in the Philippines, some will require a visa (and issue one upon arrival) after filling an application form and paying the fees. You may be required to produce your return or onward ticket and demonstrate sufficient funds to cover your stay. Most states/countries require that passports have at least 6 months validity to gain entry.

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