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 tour 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:

  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brazil (see note below)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel (see note below)
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Korea
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Togo
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • 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

Passport-holders of the following can enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding 14 days:

  • Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports
  • Holders of Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports

Passport-holders of the following can enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding 7 days:

  • Macau-Portuguese passports
  • Hong Kong British passports

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.

Other Travel Guides in the Philippines:

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