Visa-Free Countries for Filipinos and Philippine Passport Holders

Updated list of countries and territories Filipinos can Travel without a Visa. I know I’ve posted this on my other web page but I can’t miss sharing it here in Philpad. These are the list of visa free countries for Filipino citizens (Pinoys) or Philippine passport-holders, updated so far.

Travel this 2020! You can go and travel to the following countries without a visa if you are a Philippine passport holder. This visa free requirements for Filipino citizens must be enjoyed and spent while it is still a privilege.

Filipinos love traveling so much however compared to big countries like US, UK, Japan, we are only allowed the following countries and territories we can visit without a visa. Other countries’ citizens can travel as much as 173 countries and territories visa-free.

While the Philippines allows 156 countries to enter our beautiful borders without a visa, we hope we could have fair privilege as what we give them.

List of Visa-Free Countries for Philippine Passport Holders:

  • Bolivia – 90 days
  • Brazil – 90 days
  • Brunei – 14 days
  • Cambodia – 21 days
  • Cape Verde islands – visa issued on arrival
  • Costa Rica – 90 days
  • Colombia – 90 days
  • Comoros – 45 days issued on arrival
  • Cook Islands – 31 days
  • Djibouti – visa issued on arrival
  • Dominica – 21 days
  • Ecuador – 90 days
  • Fiji – 120 days
  • Gambia – 90 days
  • Haiti – 21 days
  • Hong Kong – 14 days
  • India –  visa issued upon arrival valid for 30 days (limited only to New Delhi and Mumbai airports)
  • Indonesia – 30 days
  • Iran – 15 days visa issued upon arrival if holding an e-visa pre-approval code obtained via email from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Israel – visa-free for tourists (no. of days of stay will depend on Immigration); visa-free for holders of diplomatic and official passports; visa required for business)
  • Laos – 30 days
  • Macau – 30 days
  • Madagascar – 90 days
  • Malaysia – 30 days
  • Maldives – 30 days except those who visited Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone within the previous 21 days
  • Marshall Islands – 90 days
  • Micronesia – 30 days
  • Mongolia – 21 days
  • Morocco – 90 days
  • Mozambique – 30 days
  • Nepal – 15/30/90 days visa issued upon arrival for around US$25/40/100
  • Nicaragua – 30 days
  • Niue – 30 days
  • Palau – 30 days
  • Peru – 183 days
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia – 6 weeks
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 30 days
  • Samoa – 60 days
  • Seychelles – 30 days
  • Singapore – 30 days
  • South Korea’s Jeju Island – 30 days
  • Sri Lanka – 30 days
  • Suriname – 90 days
  • Taiwan – 14 days
  • Tanzania – 30 days days visa issued upon arrival 
  • Thailand – 30 days
  • Timor Leste – 30 days
  • Togo – 7 days
  • Turks and Caicos Islands – 21 days
  • Tuvalu – 30 days
  • Uganda – 30 days days visa issued upon arrival 
  • Vanuatu – 30 days
  • Vietnam – 21 days

Visa exemption is for tourist visit purpose only. Your passport must be the latest one (ePassport) a.k.a. machine readable passport. They are usually issued upon arrival. Return tickets, proof of accommodation, valid IDs and sufficient funds are usually required to obtain visa at arrival.

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Information can change due to new updates so check the immigration website of the country or territory you will visit.

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85 thoughts on “Visa-Free Countries for Filipinos and Philippine Passport Holders”

  1. Hi Fhel,
    I will be cruising with my family on march in asia tru holland am with this ff. itinerary
    Taipei,Taiwan, Japan and Shanghai
    Do i need visas in any of this destinations specially in shanghai where the cruise will end and we will fly home the day after we disembark the cruise ship?

  2. Hi, Good morning.

    I have some queries to ask. Currently I am residing here in Qatar working in F&B department. Next week, I will be going to Sri Lanka as a short visit and do sightseeing with my Sri Lankan friends.

    Do we have a Visa there? Or is it Visa on Arrival? If it’s Visa on Arrival what are the requirements that needs to be prepared? Hope you will answer my queries as soon as possible.

    Thank you! ?

  3. Hello. I had fun reading all those comments here. And I’ve never been seen someone who asks questions same as what I concerned, please help me to understand more the terms that they’ve used “free visa” does it means, that once I have a passport (Philippines Passport) can I already book my flights to those countries who have listed here? Directly? Or do I need to go in embassy first? Is there any processes (show money, requirements, payments) needed before I can go to that particular country? Hope you to help me. Thanks

  4. Please update your list. Zambia is not visa free for Philippine Passport Holders as of October 2015. We also cannot get visa upon entry.

  5. Hi, I’m a Filipina with a boyfriend I met through a dating site. We’re almost 3 years now. He want me to go to the UK by applying a working visa and find a job when I get there. Is this possible?

    • That is not possible. You will only be given a working visa to the UK if you have a job offer from an employer there. If you are his only online gf, It is better for him to come visit you. to see if he is real or not. He doesn’t seem to be educated because he is unaware of the fact that you cannot apply for a work visa there. Pnly EU nationals can just go there and look for work. But after Brexit, that will also stop. Ask him to spend some money.. consult a lawyer..if he has less money to spend, he can consult a travel agent… if he has none, then better look for another online boyfriend… there are thousands in your website right?

      • You should be mindful of your words. Question is about British and Filipino citizens who want to live and work in the United Kingdom. Ano paki mo doon sa Pakistan?

        Careful about your words… Specially if you are referring to the whole nation. The Pakistan and Philippines have good diplomatic relations. Do you know a number of legal and illegal Filipinos who are working/living in Pakistan as well but we never tagged or generalized them as illegal.. I am pretty sure no such case has been registered.

        According to my personal experience staying almost a decade here in the Philippines, If i start writing about your nation it will be quite painful. But i never did, i always defend Philippines and Filipino people.

  6. Hi! I am a Filipina and I have a working Visa here in Japan. I am currently working here. I am not yet a permanent resident in Japan.
    This coming holidays, I would like to travel to other countries for a short vacation. Is it possible for me? I really wanted to visit and learn cultures of other countries. I tried to apply for a US Visa recently but they denied my application for some reasons. Then I decided to just go to the countries which do not require VISA. Is it possible for me to go to Hongkong, Singapore, Malaysia, Maldives without a VISA and with my status? What are other requirements if the country of destination is VISA-free for Philippine Passport Holder?Please advice me. Thank you very much.

  7. Hi..I’m a filipina married to a Syrian here in Phil…is it possible for a Syrian to get citizenship here in Phil?..we are working now for his trv

  8. Hi Ms. Fehl,

    I’m planning to go Jeju Island (DIY travel) this October 23 with my cousin, with the following flights: Manila to Seoul (Cebu Pacific), then Seoul to Jeju (Jin Air Domestic flight). Is it possible without visa in Seoul?


  9. Hi . can you confirm that the UK .
    Is now allowing philippino passport holders to enter the UK ..
    I am British living in Cyprus ..I have a philippino gf . an have been offered a good job in the UK .. I will not take the job unless she can accompany me ..
    This to what I have heard is a new policy..
    Thank you ..

  10. I wish the UK would allow Pinoys here without Visa – but they worry they will not go home, I say let them stay and work here, nicer people than most British 😉 and the women are nicer looking lol

  11. Maam Fehl.
    Is a Phillipine passport holder need visa to enter Turkey for short stay like 4 hours only ?This is about transit from Philippines to Turkey then London.

  12. I’m mexican getting married to philippina my cuestión is if I’m married to her can i stay and live in Philippines ?

  13. Great list!

    My wife (from Negros Occidental) will be very happy to read this.

    I’ve just discovered the site and am enjoying reading many of the articles.

    Will be sticking around for sure 🙂

  14. My Japan visa approved 2days only at UHI agency makati. I’ve been in Japan very nice country I love to visit again my 90days vacation is not for me but anyway thank-you JAPAN.

  15. As you have stated, it is somewhere between NO and almost impossible…Just based on your question there is no sincerity to add something positive to the Philippines, which what Immigration looks for in a work visa…The Philippines, already has enough people who take away only and not give anything back and working in a tattoo salon, is not reputable and there is not a huge need for so called tattoo artists….However, my logic means nothing, you will need to apply for all of this directly though immigration…You can do so in person, in the main office in Manila…They will give you a 29 day free visa, and then charge you for another extension, of usually 60 day, then a maximum of every 6 months, for around 7K each, and you can do this for about 3 years, however, personally, I prefer you get a job in India

  16. Hi.. i decided to work in phillipines. im an indian and i just want to enter in phillipines and work in tattoo studio..i want to work t in phillipines for long period of time and i am ready to take citizenship

    . can it possible??

    • you have to live in the philippines for 10yrs before you can get the citizenship. 10yrs without going out. or marry a filipina then live for 5yrs. you will be citizen

  17. PASSPORT is a legal federal ID which allows you to leave your country


    VISA: Is a document granting you permission to enter the country who granted the Visa

    A US visa, is only good to enter the USA, for a specific amount of time and nothing more

    Your Philippines passport only allows you leave the country of the Philippines, and is a federal ID

    Now,check Miss Fehl’s list of countries which allow you to enter, without a visa….A visa, for the country you wish to enter, not the USA 🙁 HELP

  18. Hi can I ask here how about indian citizens what she need if she want to go Philippines next month she wants to visit me in Philippines…. for 7 days only
    I hope you can help me thanks

    • Well, for me, entering the Philippines, I was give:

      #1. Free 29 day visa…Up date it early, don’t be late, or they will fine you beyond recognition, and or deport you, after holding you, or him, or her at the BIWF

      #2. Second visa, can be 30 days, 60 days, or maximum of 6 months…Usually, it is based on the reason why you need it longer…For me, it was 60 days

      #3. More than likely, if you have even a reasonable reason, it will be six month and more than likely, be charged and ARC-1 card if you show you will be there longer…It is not a card to work, or go to school, it is a federal ID and in most cases, can be used, for just about anything, and you can secure your passport at hotel

      #4. The longest you can stay is around 3 years, less one day…All you have to do is leave the country, for any amount of time, return and it all starts over

      Costs range, from 5K to 8K depending on how long the visa is and if it has the ACR-1 card

      Miss Fehl?

        • Fehl,

          It is very unfair how I have seen. I invited a Filipina to the US for safety school, but the consul rejected the application in under 2 minutes? Has anyone been able to obtain a visa? If so, please help?

        • I agree, because I prefer more Filipinos, such as yourself, in the USA than other races but the problem is, very few Filipinos go back home, once the visa is over and that is not a figure of speech, it is very few…There is this misconception that you can get rich here and if that was true, men from the USA would not be retiring in Costa Rica and the Philippines…I not miss and love the Philippines, because my wife, kids, and house, with my new life, is there, but I chose to go there because it is less to live in a fixed income…The Filipinos who come here and allowed to come here are educated, in real estate, and law abiding….Those who come here, not as lucky fall into crime, prostitution, bar dancing, and or work many jobs, because, sure you earn let’s say for fun, 120K a month it costs you 125K to live here…Until people in the Philippines and most of Asia, stop believing it is easy to make it here, and become more educated, smart people like you will be judged wrongly, because of the other 98%…There is also a lot of unfairness for foreigners in the Philippines, because they allow drug lords back in who were once black listed but if you want to get married and whatever, you are prevented from going…It is not as easy as you think…To get in and stay in is all about money and corruption, the USA has a lot less corruption so it is harder

        • Ma’am I am a domestic helper here in HK my American bf send me an invitation here in HK to visit in Washington state for tourist even 2 weeks is there a possibility that I can go there?

  19. I want to go next month in Malaysia please help me what I need to inter me in malaysia for 30 days only I want to stay in Malaysia….
    I hope you can help me

  20. hello good evening sir /madam.I’m Annie Sinoy Fabiana.but I need to travel this month of may 2016 but me no finish exact date.but I want me asking n ur office bcoz I’m travelled bcoz me a arrange and preparing my married n turkey.but the family of my boyfriend he said it to no need visa.but I want only asking what S I need requirements I need n the airport use for my travel plz.reply me?but me no return n Philippines I’m just stay n turkey.

    plz.reply me.

  21. I just want to confirm if we are visa free in vatican city because i tried to check it online its stated that no visa requirement for philippine passport holder in vatican city.. Could you pls. enlightened me about this inquiry because on the list vatican city is not included and as far as my knowledge is concern vatican city is a separate state. Thank yous so much and God bless hope to hear from u soon.

    • Hi, I have visited the Vatican. Vatican has no airport therefore no port of entry and no immigration officer to stamp your passport and give you free entry visa. There are no hotels inside the city therefore you have to leave the state the same day and have to sleep in Italy. If you want to sleep in Philippine territory because you have no visa to go to Italy or an EU country try the RP embassy. You will need a valid passport to enter. If you do not have a passport try the various passwords. If you use the correct password that day, they will let you in. You can not book a room online. They are not listed at or You can enter the Vatican from Italy, specifically from Rome city. No need for passport or visa from there. You only need to show a valid entry ticket that you can buy online for 28.50 euros. When you leave the state of Vatican, you return to Italy. Again that is specifically in Rome. No need for valid visa or passport. Just exit the gate. Vatican is also a landlocked state. It is not accessible by boat therefore you will not find any seaport in the whole state. It is accessible by train, bike, taxi or rental car from Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria and a few other EU countries. The nearest airport the Fiumicino International. If you are not coming from another EU country you will need schengen visa before you board a plane to bring you there.

  22. hi im mary grace soriano 25 years old im looking for a stable job hopefully in singapore
    i have 6months experience as a cashier in a supermarket
    and not at least 6months experience as a service staff

    • @ Mary Grace….Please do not get mad, but what you did here, was very dangerous…You need to find friends, who work for an employment agency, who it licensed and approved by your department of state, and even then, this does not mean you are safe…If you work over seas, stay out of the middle east, and Singapore is a good choose, but they are real Asians, which means, work work work, more than in the Filipinas…I will tell you more, privately but this was not a good move, on your part, it is called direct hire and is dangerous…You need to be signed up for the approved agency first..God bless and be careful, and do not do this, here, or any social media

  23. Yes it would be nice for Filipinos to be able to travel to many more countries without visas. Unfortunately many Filipinos have a very bad reputation in other countries for visa overstay, illegal working, and prostitution. Feel sorry for the many upstanding citizens who are all tarnished by and looked down upon because of this behaviour.

  24. This is not good or bad, but it is factual, for now


    There seems to be a movement to drop the visa requirements, but due to the large amount of people staying in the USA, and not returning, to their home country, a visa is required, as a means of seeking the people here, if they over stay…The same as I did, every 60 days in the Philippines

    I checked with my wife and she qualifies, but the steps need to be taken, to obtain it and yes, there is a modest fee…It’s not that big of a deal…but it is all over the news that visas to enter the US for Filipino, is not required: That is not true, and I am ashamed of that, but the process is just more streamlined once you are interviewed…Just follow the game and get your visa

    Here is a press release from your embassy, meaning Philippines, who I believe more, than social media

    22 APRIL 2014

    The Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines would like to inform the public that there is no truth to what appears to be an online news report that the United States has announced a ‘no visa’ policy for Filipinos. The Embassy has been in touch with the US Department of State, which has denied making such an announcement. The Embassy reminds the public that the online article being circulated in social media is a satirical piece that should not be taken seriously.

    One needs to understand, a great deal of work and cost goes into processing a visa, for someone, so there is a share of cost, meaning the taxpayers pay for the overhead, you pay for the extra costs inured to the State, for travel here

    My does qualify, because of the financial prof and she has kids and family in the Philippines, as human security for her return there…I know that sounds bad, but people who go the Philippines, have income, people who come here, usually do not, and seek employment illegally, so income and family stability is important, so please understand

    My sad apologies for my mistake and my government

    • Yes, there is no visa-free for Filipinos who want to visit USA. I just hope they would be more considerate with single people like me. It’s not like I won’t be coming back home LOL I just want to see New York, LA, Miami and more. 🙂

      • Yes, you are correct and I am wrong times two…It was a very bad joke (LIE frankly) started in the Philippines, on a many social websites and it went viral and I fell for it…I did deep research through our State Department, and there is talk, about visa changes, but here, in the USA, talk is cheap…One thing I can tell you is, there will never, ever be visa free, because no one goes home,,,They also seem to still charge a huge fee, for the visa, regardless of time stayed, and even though the questions are less rude and SEEM to be less unfair, the chances of getting a visa, even to visit, and spend money here, you will be refused and the fees are kept…I would love to pick you up at the airport, and tour you around…I am close to Disneyland and other places of interest, so this sticks for me also..I am super sorry normal people like you cannot come here, for a visit

  25. Hi… I’m just confused cause some sites say that I Filipinos need to apply for a visa to have an opportunity to tour in Thailand and then I read about this information of yours.. Can u pls tell me about what really is the truth about “going to Thailand requirements”? Thank you.

  26. Hi.
    Can anybody here help me?
    I already had a passport. But it’s for work abroad. And then, now I wanted to travel abroad. Can I used it as a tourist passport? Or should I get another one? If the DFA allow it.

  27. I have mailed the website for Azerbaijan visa and they confirmed that filipinos are required for visa application before arriving to their country. I advise everyone to do further research and email or call the embassy or consulate of the country you are interested for visiting in.

  28. Hi Fhel,

    For Filipino passport holders with valid US visa, are we allowed to enter Mexico without applying for Mexico visa?



  29. Hi..
    My husband invite me to travel in Brazil this July for our second homey moon, Is their any papers I need to prepare for travel, or any Visa? Should I take something in emigration? thank you

    • Filipinos can go to Brazil without a visa prior to travel. You need to show your passport, valid ID, return tickets, hotel accommodation and money

  30. hi!i’ve read that i can travel to costa rica via klm – phils to panama to costa rica.
    do i need a transit visa in panama? tnx.

  31. “Fair Privilege” A person’s point of view from 3rd world country
    There are obviously high number of 3rd world people making issues in 1st world countries. There is a strict visa policy to be fair with those people LIKE YOU who only travels and stays in the country legally. Thats what you call FAIR because at least we do not ban all of you. Hope someday Filipinos can travel as many visa-free countries as we can. It is hard to travel with filipino gf. Have a good day

  32. INDIA does not (or no longer) issues ‘tourist visa on arrival’ for Filipinos.
    They still call it that though. Its very misleading.
    You need to pay and apply online which will take 72 hrs to process.

  33. Armenia is also visa on arrival. I went there last 6-Feb 2015.
    Morroco is the same. I inserted the exact list from Moroccan consulate. Please see below. Just want to share. Enjoy travelling.

    Visa Application

    Get A Visa Application.

    Please note that Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter the Kingdom of Morocco and may stay up to 90 days.
    Algeria – Andorra – Argentina – Australia – Austria – Bahrain – Belgium – Brazil – Bulgaria – Canada – Chile – Republic of Congo – Croatia – Cyprus – Czech Republic – Denmark – Estonia – Finland – France – Germany – Great Britain – Greece – Guinea (Conakry) – Hong Kong – Hungary – Iceland – Indonesia – Ireland – Italy – Ivory Coast – Japan – Kuwait – Latvia – Liechtenstein – Lithuania – Luxemburg – Mali – Malta – Mexico – Monaco – Netherlands – New Zealand – Niger – Norway – Oman – Peru – Philippines -Poland – Portugal – Puerto Rico – Qatar – Romania – Saudi Arabia – Senegal – Singapore (Singaporean nationals may stay up to one month without visa) – Slovakia – Slovenia – South Korea – Spain – Sweden – Switzerland – Tunisia – Turkey – United Arab Emirates – United States of America – Venezuela.

  34. Most of those mentioned above are not english speaking country but nevertheless its nice to know, now I know that 14 days in hongkong needs no visa, very informative.


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