38+ Visa Free Countries for Filipinos and Philippine Passport Holders

An updated list of countries and territories Filipinos can travel to without a visa in 2023. 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 79th in 2023. The country has a visa-free score of 66 which means its citizens can access 66 visa-free 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.

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Visa Free Countries and Territories for Filipino Citizens and Philippine Passport Holders

Filipinos and Philippine passport holders don’t need a visa to enter the following countries and territories:

  1. Barbados – up to 90 days
  2. Bolivia – up to 90 days
  3. Brazil – up to 90 days
  4. Brunei – up to 14 days
  5. Cambodia – up to 30 days
  6. Colombia – up to 90 days
  7. Cook Islands – up to 30 days
  8. Costa Rica – up to 90 days
  9. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) – up to 90 days
  10. Dominica – up to 21 days
  11. Fiji – up to 120 days
  12. Gambia – up to 90 days
  13. Haiti – up to 90 days
  14. Hong Kong – up to 14 days
  15. Indonesia – up to 30 days
  16. Israel – up to 90 days
  17. Kazakhstan – up to 30 days
  18. Laos – up to 30 days
  19. Macao – up to 30 days
  20. Madagascar – up to 90 days
  21. Malaysia – up to 30 days
  22. Micronesia – up to 30 days
  23. Mongolia – up to 21 days
  24. Morocco – up to 90 days
  25. Myanmar – up to 14 days
  26. Niue – up to 30 days
  27. Palestinian Territories – visa-free
  28. Peru – up to 180 days
  29. Rwanda – up to 90 days
  30. Senegal – up to 30 days
  31. Singapore – up to 30 days
  32. St. Vincent and the Grenadines – up to 30 days
  33. Suriname – up to 30 days
  34. Taiwan – up to 14 days
  35. Tajikistan – up to 30 days
  36. Thailand – up to 30 days
  37. Vanuatu – up to 30 days
  38. 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, 26 countries and territories allow Filipinos and Philippine passport holders to apply for a tourist visa on arrival.

  1. Armenia – up to 120 days
  2. Burundi – up to 30 days
  3. Cape Verde Islands – EASE form
  4. Comoro Islands – up to 45 days
  5. Djibouti – up to 90 days
  6. Guinea-Bissau – up to 90 days
  7. Iran – up to 30 days
  8. Kyrgyzstan – up to 30 days
  9. Malawi – up to 90 days
  10. Maldives – up to 30 days
  11. Marshall Islands – up to 90 days
  12. Mauritania – up to  30 days
  13. Mauritius – up to 60 days
  14. Mozambique – up to 30 days
  15. Nepal – up to 90 days
  16. Nicaragua – up to 30 days
  17. Palau Islands – up to 30 days
  18. Saint Lucia – up to 42 days
  19. Samoa – up to 60 days
  20. Seychelles – up to 90 days
  21. Somalia – up to 30 days
  22. Tanzania – 90 days days
  23. Timor Leste – up to 30 days
  24. Togo – up to 7 days
  25. Trinidad and Tobago – up to 30 days
  26. Tuvalu – 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?

  1. Pakistan – up to 30 days
  2. Sri Lanka – up to 30 days
  3. Canada (for those with existing US non-immigrant visa or those who held a Canadian visa in the last 10 years) – up to 90 days

Visa Exemption for Filipinos FAQ:

How many countries can Filipinos travel without a visa?

Currently, there are 38 countries Filipinos can travel without a visa. Philippine passport holders can also avail visa on arrival or e-visa when visiting the other 29 territories that allow visa on arrival and ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization)

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:

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.

Fehl is the founder of Philpad and has been writing online for 12 years. She has a bachelor's 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 discover new places.

85 thoughts on “38+ 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 me.me 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 hotels.com or airbnb.com. 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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