List of Countries Allowed to Visit the Philippines Without a Visa

Do I need a visa to go to the Philippines? If you want to travel and visit the Philippines, as a tourist or as a businessman, these are the updated list of countries allowed to travel the Philippines without a visa. The usual question I get asked from foreign friends, here’s the answer.

The Philippines has more than 7,000 islands and is among the most beautiful countries in the South East Asia to visit. Foreigners love visiting the Philippines because of affordable accommodations and tourist services.

There are numerous virgin islands to navigate, white sand beaches to explore and underwater treasures to discover. The locals speak fluent English, too. Never ending adventures await you here that’s why I’m sure it’s one of your bucket list.

Do I Need a Visa to Go to the Philippines?

According to the DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs), citizens of countries listed below who want to travel to the Philippines for business and tourism can enter the country without a visa and can stay not exceeding 30 days, provided they hold valid return tickets to their port of origin or next port of destination.

Additionally, their passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond their planned stay in the Philippines.

list of countries allowed to visit the philippines without tourist visa

So do I need a visa to go to the Philippines before arrival? The answer is NO if you are a national of the following countries:

List of Countries Allowed to Visit the Philippines Without a Tourist Visa:

  1. Andorra
  2. Angola
  3. Antigua and Barbuda
  4. Argentina
  5. Australia
  6. Austria
  7. Bahrain
  8. Barbados
  9. Belgium
  10. Belize
  11. Benin
  12. Bhutan
  13. Bolivia
  14. Botswana
  15. Brazil (see note below)
  16. Brunei Darussalam
  17. Bulgaria
  18. Burkina Faso
  19. Burundi
  20. Cambodia
  21. Cameroon
  22. Canada
  23. Cape Verde
  24. Central African Republic
  25. Chad
  26. Chile
  27. Colombia
  28. Comoros
  29. Costa Rica
  30. Croatia
  31. Cyprus
  32. Czech Republic
  33. Denmark
  34. Djibouti
  35. Dominica
  36. Dominican Republic
  37. Ecuador
  38. El Salvador
  39. Equatorial Guinea
  40. Eritrea
  41. Estonia
  42. Ethiopia
  43. Fiji
  44. Finland
  45. France
  46. Gabon
  47. Germany
  48. Ghana
  49. Greece
  50. Grenada
  51. Guatemala
  52. Guinea
  53. Guinea-Bissau
  54. Guyana
  55. Haiti
  56. Honduras
  57. Hungary
  58. Iceland
  59. Indonesia
  60. Ireland
  61. Israel (see note below)
  62. Italy
  63. Jamaica
  64. Japan
  65. Kazakhstan
  66. Kenya
  67. Kiribati
  68. Kuwait
  69. Kyrgyzstan
  70. Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  71. Latvia
  72. Lesotho
  73. Liberia
  74. Liechtenstein
  75. Lithuania
  76. Luxembourg
  77. Madagascar
  78. Malawi
  79. Malaysia
  80. Maldives
  81. Mali
  82. Malta
  83. Marshall Islands
  84. Mauritania
  85. Mauritius
  86. Mexico
  87. Micronesia
  88. Monaco
  89. Mongolia
  90. Morocco
  91. Mozambique
  92. Myanmar
  93. Namibia
  94. Nepal
  95. Netherlands
  96. New Zealand
  97. Nicaragua
  98. Niger
  99. Norway
  100. Oman
  101. Palau
  102. Panama
  103. Papua New Guinea
  104. Paraguay
  105. Peru
  106. Poland
  107. Portugal
  108. Qatar
  109. Romania
  110. Russia
  111. Rwanda
  112. Saint Kitts and Nevis
  113. Saint Lucia
  114. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  115. Samoa
  116. San Marino
  117. Sao Tome and Principe
  118. Saudi Arabia
  119. Senegal
  120. Seychelles
  121. Singapore
  122. Slovakia
  123. Slovenia
  124. Solomon Islands
  125. South Africa
  126. Spain
  127. Suriname
  128. Swaziland
  129. Sweden
  130. Switzerland
  131. Tajikistan
  132. Thailand
  133. The Gambia
  134. The Republic of the Congo
  135. Togo
  136. Trinidad and Tobago
  137. Tunisia
  138. Turkey
  139. Turkmenistan
  140. Tuvalu
  141. Uganda
  142. United Arab Emirates
  143. United Kingdom
  144. United States of America
  145. Uruguay
  146. Uzbekistan
  147. Vanuatu
  148. Venezuela
  149. Vietnam
  150. Zambia
  151. Zimbabwe

Important Notes:

Citizens of the following can enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding 59 days based on existing agreements:

  • Brazil
  • Israel

If your country is not included on the list above, you can apply for a tourist visa before you go to the Philippines. You can get a visitor’s visa at the Philippine Embassy or Consulate Office in your country.

Usual documents such as passport, flight tickets, proof of status or identification are required. Once a visa is approved, you can be admitted to enter the Philippines.

For the complete guide and latest updates about travel visa requirements in the Philippines, please visit the DFA website.

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Fehl is the founder of Philpad. She has a degree in Accountancy and a background in Finance. She is a licensed Career Service Professional and author of a poetry book at Barnes & Noble. In her spare time, she likes to travel and vlog.

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