Visa-Free Countries for Philippine Passport Holders

my Philippine passports with international immigration entry and exit stamps

Looking around the net, I came across websites that allows people to check the visa requirements for a person wanting to enter a certain country around the world.  And checking this out and being a Philippine Passport holder, I am listing below a list of countries where Filipinos may enter visa-free! 

Plus included other countries that allow visa on arrival at the port of entry for free or for a cost. Ports that give visa-on-arrival may require documentations to be presented at the border control.  I’ve not included countries that allow visa-on-arrival but require prior application before arriving to their borders.

Aside from such websites, I have re-validated each result from the immigration and tourism websites of each country to ensure I get the most accurate information as of to-date.

ASIA

Visa-Free

Brunei   –   Not Required for stay up to 14 days
Cambodia    –   Not Required for stay up to 21 days
Hong Kong    –   Not Required for stay up to 14 days
Indonesia    –   Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Israel    –   Not Required for stay up to 90 days
Laos – Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Macau    –   Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Malaysia    –   Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Mongolia    –   Not Required for stay up to 21 days
Myanmar     –   Not Required for stay up to 14 days
Singapore    –   Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Taiwan – Not Required for stay up to 30 days. Tentative to be effective for a year starting September 2017.
Thailand    –   Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Vietnam    –   Not Required for stay up to 21 days

Visa On Arrival

Iran – Visa can be obtained upon arrival up to 30 days for selected airports only
Maldives – Visa can be obtained upon arrival up to 30 days
Timor Leste – Visa can be obtained upon arrival up to 30 days via the Dili Airport and Seaport


AMERICAS

Brazil    –   Not Required for stay up to 90 days
Bolivia    –   Not Required for stay up to 90 days
Colombia    –   Not Required for stay up to 90 days
Costa Rica    –   Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Dominica – Not Required for stay up to 21 days
Ecuador    –   Not Required for stay up to 90 days
Haiti    –   Not Required for stay up to 90 days
Peru    –   Not Required for stay up to 183 days
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines    –   Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Suriname    –   Not Required for stay up to 90 days

AFRICA

Gambia – Not Required for stay up to 90 days
Morocco    –   Not Required for stay up to 90 days
Rwanda    –   Not Required for stay up to 90 days
Seychelles    –   Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Comoros – Visa can be obtained upon arrival up to 90 days
Kenya – Visa can be obtained upon arrival up to 90 days
Togo    –   Visa can be obtained upon arrival up to 7 days
Uganda – Visa can be obtained upon arrival
Zambia    –   Visa can be obtained upon arrival up to 90 days

PACIFIC ISLANDS

Cook Islands    –   Not Required for stay up to 31 days
Fiji    –   Not Required for stay up to 120 days
Micronesia    –   Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Nauru – Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Nieu    –   Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Palau    –   Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Pitcairn Islands – Not Required for stay up to 14 days
Samoa    –   Not Required for stay up to 60 days
Tuvalu – Not Required for stay up to 90 days
Vanuatu – Not Required for stay up to 30 days
Marshall Islands – Visa can be obtained upon arrival up to 30 days

EUROPE

Andorra    –   Not Required but only accessible from Spain or France which require a Schengen visa.

Visa Free Countries for Filipinos

Legend:  Orange:  Visa Free Countries for Filipinos
Blue:  Visa may be obtain upon arrival

NOTE: Should you find the information above very useful and want to share with your friends, please include the link to this page as I try to update this every now and then.

This data is updated as of June 2017.  Visa requirements may change in the future so it is advisable to double check also before making your travel arrangements.  You would also need to check whether a transit visa will be needed if you will travel through countries that require visas for Philippine passport holders.  For those territories where you can get your visa upon arrival, make sure to check the required documents prior to arranging the trip but if possible get the visa before arriving.

24 thoughts on “Visa-Free Countries for Philippine Passport Holders

  1. I check Montenegro and from your list, stated that I don’t need VISA if I’m Philippines passport holders but they were asking me a VISA to get here.

  2. oh really?.. I guess they may have changed their requirements or something.

    anyways, the info I have on this post is basically based on the results returned to me by VisaHQ and they may have not updated their database yet.

  3. @Anonymous.. thanks for updating me.. it seems that they mexico may have changed their policy because last year, at least at the time of writing this, we still did not need visa for mexico…

  4. pau,

    i guess that mexico required a visa after pacquiao gave a hell of a beating among the mexican boxers.. haha.

    kidding aside, almost of all of these countries in which we dont need visa at all are the ones with the highest airfare rates. especially polynesia.

    kudos

  5. Great blog! Very informative!
    unfortunately not so excited now, knowing that We have to
    Apply visa to enter Mexico!!! I love to travel, but I hate thinking of filling up those forms and the Q to the consulate office!
    Hope no more boundaries, So we can travel freely like a bird!

    ” Human supposed to be born free and yet we r in chain!”

    Regards frm
    Philippine island

  6. To my readers, I have just made an update to the list as it appeared that some of the countries I’ve listed before no longer are visa free for Filipinos… plus there are some other countries that are visa free now.

    I’ve updated this based on VisaHQ site plus from a posted article by the DFA recently.

    Again if there are changes feel free to notify me so I can update!

  7. wow. its very difficult to visit a euro country if you are a filipino. some of the euro countries like ireland requires a travel visa for filipinos but not for people from Kiribati, Nauru, Malawi etc. Seriously? My PH passport is *this* WEAK? F this…its not my choice to be born as a filipino u know…

  8. based from the Canadian Immigration website (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/twov/travellers.asp), Filipinos do not need Transit Visa to Canada if they are headed for the US but would require a US visa and should be flying via approved airlines including PAL.. though they did not explicitly specify if they still need if you’re connecting to another country other than Canada and the US… I think it is best to try to call the Canadian embassy… hope this helps..

  9. Thanks for posting. I’d wished that our embassies around the work would be more proactive in sharing updates like these. On the list I noticed that most developed countries require a pre-arranged visa. This picture is not a good sign. Our government?

  10. @Anonymous… yeah it would be nice to have a list released by the DFA… but as of 2012 if I remember it right DFA released a list of countries but they said they are still validating for other countries…

    I don’t think this pictures a negative sign vs our government… a lot of countries are simply members of organizations where we are not included like the Commonwealth Nations which still recognize the British Queen, European nations, the league of African nations, and the protectorates of the US and other EU countries… the Philippines just need to rise above the ranks of countries and develop and make treaties or trade-partnerships and soon other countries may grant us free visas…

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