When Rachel and I started traveling, we realized that the most challenging part about the trips aside from having the budget, was the visa free countries for Filipinos. Sometimes, it can be quite challenging to process a visa for Filipinos. Read here about Rachel’s full blog post to get Schengen Visa Philippines and how long the whole process took, but luckily it was successful!
Most of the destinations that are visa free countries for Filipinos are around Southeast Asia. All the Asean Countries are in fact part of the visa free countries for Filipinos. These countries are easiest because you can find cheap flight deals with Air Asia and Cebu Pacific aside from having a hassle-free application for visas. You can usually get from 2 to 4 weeks free visa to stay in the country.
So for those who are new to traveling, what is Visa? Visa is an entry permission to the country. It will clarify how long you can stay, when you are allowed to visit the country, which months your allowed to enter inside the country, and how many times you can enter inside the country per year. Also, it tells if you are allowed to work or only visit as a tourist in the country.
Types of Tourist Visas
Free Visa or visa-free countries allow you to enter a country without applying for a one. You will get a few days, weeks, or months of free stay in the country as a tourist.
Visa On Arrival
Visa on Arrival is granted upon entry at the airport of the country you’re visiting, and sometimes there are specific entrance points or airports. There’s no need to apply for this and you will get it at the moment you arrived. It’s like Free Visa but you will have to pay a fee. It’s usually around $40 USD per month but it’s not fixed per country.
You need to apply for a visa in the embassy before visiting the country. You will have to provide documents, dates, itinerary and you will have to pay a fee. It can be tricky and a long process sometimes. You have to make sure you read all the requirements before applying so you will not have to come back to the embassy two or more times.
E-visa is a kind of visa you can apply for online. You will give your passport number, fill out online forms, and some require a fee. After that, you will be ready to enter the country.
For FIlipinos who are ready to travel outside the Philippines soon, here are the list of visa free countries for Filipinos. Here we go!
List of visa free countries for Filipinos
All of these are visa free countries for Filipinos, so pay attention and take note of them for your next destinations. Most of these countries are affordable and you can go backpacking Malaysia, Vietnam and Laos as cheap as $20 USD per day.
Brunei 14 Days
Cambodia 21 Days
Indonesia 30 Days
Laos 30 Days
Malaysia 30 Days
Myanmar 14 Days
Singapore 30 Days
Thailand 30 Days
Vietnam 21 Days
More Asian Visa Free Countries for Filipinos (that are NOT ASEAN)
Hong Kong 14 Days
Israel 90 Days
Iran 15 Days
Macau 30 Days
Mongolia 21 Days
South Korea 30 Days (but arriving at Jeju Island only)
Taiwan 14 Days (Until July 2019)
Asian Countries Visa on Arrival or E-visa
Armenia 120 Days Visa on Arrival
Georgia 30 Days E-visa
India 30 Days E-visa
Kyrgyzstan 30 Days Visa on Arrival
Maldives 30 Days Visa on Arrival
Nepal 21 Days Visa on Arrival
Sri Lanka 30 Days E-visa
Tajikistan 45 Days Visa on Arrival
Uzbekistan 30 Days E-visa
Now let’s go to African Continent and we have this list of visa free countries for Filipinos. There are countries like Morocco which is a dreamy destination, read our things to do in Marrakech.
Cape Verde 21 Days
Cote d’Ivoire 21 Days
Comoros 21 Days
Morocco 90 Days
Rwanda 90 Days
Seychelles 21 Days
Africa Visa on Arrival or E-visa
Djibouti 30 Days Visa on Arrival
Gambia 90 Days Visa on Arrival
Guinea-Bissau 90 Days Visa on Arrival
Kenya 90 Days Visa on Arrival
Madagascar 30 Days Visa on Arrival
Malawi 90 Days Visa on Arrival
Mozambique 30 Days Visa on Arrival
Senegal 30 Days Visa on Arrival
Somalia 30 Days
Tanzania 30 Days Visa on Arrival
Togo 7 Days Visa on Arrival
Uganda 90 Days Visa on Arrival
Zambia 90 Days Visa on Arrival
Central America/Caribbean and South America Visa free countries for Filipinos
Bolivia 90 Days
Brazil 90 Days
Colombia 90 Days
Dominica 21 Days
Ecuador 21 Days
Haiti 21 Days
Peru 183 Days
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 30 Days
Suriname 90 Days
Central America and Caribbean Countries that require Visa on Arrival and E-visa for FIlipinos
Costa Rica 30 Days Visa on Arrival
Nicaragua 90 Days Visa on Arrival
Trinidad and Tobago Visa on Arrival
Saint Kitts and Nevis 30 Days E-visa
Saint Lucia 6 Weeks Visa on Arrival
Oceania and Pacific Islands Free Visa countries for Filipinos
Dreamy and exotic destinations not so far away from the Philippines:
Cook Islands 31 Days
Fiji Islands 120 Days
Micronesia 30 Days
Nauru 30 Days
Niue 30 Days
Vanuatu 30 Days
Visa on Arrival and Evisa
Marshall Islands 90 Days Visa on Arrival
Palau 30 Days Visa on Arrival
Papua New Guinea 60 Days Visa on Arrival
Pitcairn Islands 14 Days Visa on Arrival
Samoa 60 Days Visa on Arrival
Tuvalu 30 Days Visa on Arrival
Apart from the visa, you have to make sure of which countries ask for booking of hotels, vaccinations, flight return tickets, etc.
Make sure you check the requirements with your embassy since they can change the visa requirements anytime.
Please let us know if you have read a new update about visa free countries for FIlipinos that we can add in this blog post. 🙂 Thank you and happy travels!