An updated list of countries and territories Filipinos can travel to without a visa in 2022. You can visit the following countries without a visa if you are a Philippine passport holder.
Filipinos love traveling so much. However, compared to wealthy countries like the US, UK, and Japan, we can only enter the following countries and territories without a visa. Other citizens can travel to as many as 190+ countries and territories visa-free in other countries.
While the Philippines allows over 150 destinations to enter our beautiful borders without a visa, we hope we can have as many privileges as we grant them.
Visa exemption requirements for Filipino citizens must be enjoyed and spent while it is still an entitlement. We can’t miss sharing this list. Tell us how many countries you plan to visit this year.
How powerful is the Philippine Passport?
According to the Henley Passport Index, the authoritative passport ranking of the world’s most powerful passports, the Philippines ranks number 80 in 2022. The country has a visa-free score of 67 which means its citizens can access 67 travel destinations.
What is a Visa-Free Travel?
Visa-free travel is a visa exemption privilege granted to Filipinos and Philippine passport holders to enter a foreign country or territory for a specific period without applying for a travel visa. The immigration officer will allow you to enter the port of entry, and you can stay until the permitted time.
How can Filipinos travel without a visa?
Filipinos can travel without applying for a visa to the list of countries granting visa exemption, provided they present a passport (valid for six months) and return tickets to the immigration officer. Depending on the territory, additional documents such as travel insurance or proof of vaccination may be required upon request.
Likewise, travelers must know their intended address where they will stay for the duration of their trip and must show evidence to support their stay or accommodation.
What Countries Can Filipinos Visit Without a Visa?
Filipinos and Philippine passport holders don’t need a visa to enter the following countries and territories:
- Barbados – up to 90 days
- Bolivia – up to 90 days
- Brazil – up to 90 days
- Brunei – up to 14 days
- Cambodia – up to 30 days
- Colombia – up to 90 days
- Cook Islands – up to 30 days
- Costa Rica – up to 90 days
- Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) – up to 90 days
- Dominica – up to 21 days
- Fiji – up to 120 days
- Gambia – up to 90 days
- Haiti – up to 90 days
- Hong Kong – up to 14 days
- Indonesia – up to 30 days
- Israel – up to 90 days
- Kazakhstan – up to 30 days
- Laos – up to 30 days
- Macao – up to 30 days
- Malaysia – up to 30 days
- Micronesia – up to 30 days
- Mongolia – up to 21 days
- Morocco – up to 90 days
- Myanmar – up to 14 days
- Niue – up to 30 days
- Palestinian Territories – visa-free
- Peru – up to 180 days
- Rwanda – up to 90 days
- Singapore – up to 30 days
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines – up to 30 days
- Suriname – up to 30 days
- Taiwan – up to 14 days
- Thailand – up to 30 days
- Vanuatu – up to 30 days
- Vietnam – up to 21 days
What is a Visa on Arrival?
Visa on arrival is an entry visa issued on arrival. The traveler can visit the country or territory that grants a visa on arrival, provided they will apply for the tourist visa when they arrive in the foreign country. You will present a valid passport, return tickets, proof of funds and accommodation, valid IDs, and sufficient money to obtain the visa on arrival.
What is an eVisa?
An eVisa is an authorization document issued in an electronic format (usually PDF) that grants a traveler a permit to enter a border or port of entry. Visitors must present their eVisa to the immigration officer with their passport and travel documents at the port of entry.
What Countries Can Filipinos Get a Visa on Arrival?
Currently, 30 countries and territories allow Filipinos and Philippine passport holders to apply for a tourist visa on arrival.
- Armenia – up to 120 days
- Burundi – up to 30 days
- Cape Verde – EASE form
- Comoros – up to 45 days
- Guinea-Bissau – up to 90 days
- Iran – up to 30 days
- Kyrgyzstan – up to 30 days
- Madagascar – up to 90 days
- Malawi – up to 90 days
- Maldives – up to 30 days
- Marshall Islands – up to 90 days
- Mauritania – up to 30 days
- Mauritius – up to 60 days
- Mozambique – up to 30 days
- Nepal – up to 90 days
- Nicaragua – up to 30 days
- Palau Islands – up to 30 days
- Papua New Guinea – up to 60 days
- Saint Lucia – up to 42 days
- Samoa – up to 60 days
- Senegal – up to 30 days
- Seychelles – up to 90 days
- Somalia – up to 30 days
- Tajikistan – up to 60 days
- Tanzania – 90 days days
- Timor Leste – up to 30 days
- Togo – up to 7 days
- Trinidad and Tobago – up to 30 days
- Tuvalu – up to 30 days
- Uganda – up to 30 days
What is an ETA?
ETA refers to Electronic Travel Authorization usually granted for visa-exempt foreign nationals traveling to or transiting a country. ETA is not a travel visa but allows the territory or transit country to screen travelers before they arrive.
What countries grant ETA for Philippine Passport Holders?
- Pakistan – up to 30 days
- Sri Lanka – up to 30 days
Visa Exemption for Filipinos FAQ:
How many countries can Filipinos travel without a visa?
Currently, there are 35 countries Filipinos can travel without a visa. Philippine passport holders can also avail visa on arrival or e-visa when visiting the other 30 territories that allow visa on arrival.
Do Filipinos need a visa to travel to Japan?
Although Japan and the Philippines have constructed a long-term friendship, Philippine passport holders still need to secure a tourist visa before entering Japan. Japan grants single and multiple entries to eligible Filipino travelers.
Visa Guides for Filipino Citizens:
- How to Apply for an Australian Tourist Visa in the Philippines
- UK Tourist Visa Requirements for Filipino Travelers
- How I Got My Japan Multiple Entry Visa in One Shot
Disclaimer: The article is solely for information purposes and does not constitute expert travel advice. Information can change anytime due to new updates and travel restrictions. Always check the immigration website of the country or territory you will visit before your travel dates.