32 Visa-Free Countries Every Pinoy Should Add To Their Travel Bucket List – Traveling to see what the rest of the world has to offer is something we all look forward to. There’s nothing quite like basking in a new scenery and being a stranger to a country’s good food and unique culture.
Thankfully, this opportunity is not limited to Filipinos who hold a Visa. For every person who has gone through Visa denial or are still getting started with traveling abroad, there are 32 Visa-free countries as of 2016 for Filipino passport holders, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
Unlike traveling to the US, Canada, Australia or the United Kingdom, non-Visa entry only requires showing your passport and travel documents to immigration officers upon arrival to signify your intent, though some countries may require proof of sufficient funds for your trip. Here are a number of Visa-free destinations you can add to your travel bucket list.
Our neighboring countries in Southeast Asia allow non-Visa entry for a certain number of days. Not known to many, Israel in the Middle East also are Visa-exempt for Filipino tourists. Now you can plan that trip to go on a pilgrimage, experience floating on the Dead Sea, or simply walk down its historic landmarks.
These exotic islands south of the Pacific Ocean allow Visa-free travel. You only need to show proof of sufficient funds upon arrival, and travel documents such as your return tickets.
|Fiji||120 days (4 months)|
Latin America is overflowing with historical and cultural wonders. Head out to Machu Picchu of Peru, experience the famous carnival in Rio de Janeiro, or marvel at Ecuador’s famed Galapagos Islands, all without the restrictions of applying for a Visa.
|Costa Rica||30 days upon arrival, can extend for total of 90 days|
|Colombia||90 days on arrival, extend another 90 days for 180 days (6 months) total|
The islands of the Caribbean are very popular because they provide the perfect escape from the usual travel destinations. Apart from the breathtaking coasts, its historic sights make it worthwhile to explore this unique region.
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||1 month|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||21 days|
The biggest continent has the following non-Visa countries to Filipinos, including the famous Morocco. Explore its exotic culture and beauty without having to apply for a Visa.
Entry permit and Visa on arrival countries
The following countries allow a much easier Visa application. Securing an eVisa can be done online and does not require an interview. Visa on arrival, on the other hand, requires visitors to pay for their Visa as soon as they arrive at their destination, and show travel documents to immigration officers.
|Antigua and Barbuda||Electronic Entry Visa|
|Armenia||Visa on arrival||120 days|
|Burundi||Visa on arrival||3 months|
|Cape Verde||Visa on arrival|
|Comoros||Visa on arrival|
|Djibouti||Visa on arrival|
|Gabon||eVisa||Electronic visa holders must arrive via Libreville International Airport.|
|Georgia||eVisa||up to 90 days|
|Guinea-Bissau||Visa on arrival||90 days|
|India||e-Tourist Visa||30 days|
|Iran||Visa on arrival||30 days|
|Kyrgyzstan||Visa on arrival||1 month. Available at Manas International Airport.|
|Madagascar||Visa on arrival||30 days free of charge|
|Malawi||Visa on arrival|
|Maldives||Visa on Arrival||30 days|
|Marshall Islands||Visa on arrival||90 days|
|Mauritania||Visa on arrival|
|Mozambique||Visa on arrival||30 days|
|Nepal||Visa on arrival||90 days|
|Nicaragua||Visa on arrival||90 days|
|Palau||Visa on arrival||30 days|
|Papua New Guinea||Visa on arrival||60 days|
|Saint Lucia||Visa on arrival||6 weeks|
|Samoa||Entry Permit on arrival||60 days|
|Seychelles||Visitor’s Permit on arrival||1 month|
|Somalia||Visa on arrival||30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.|
|Sri Lanka||Electronic Travel Authorization||30 days|
|Tajikistan||Visa on arrival||45 days at Dushanbe International Airport. Visa also available online for those arriving via Dushanbe or Khujand airports|
|Tanzania||Visa on arrival|
|Timor-Leste||Visa on arrival||30 days|
|Togo||Visa on arrival||7 days|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Visa on arrival|
|Tuvalu||Visa on arrival||1 month|
|Uganda||Visa on arrival|
|Zambia||Visa on arrival||90 days|