LIST OF VISA-FREE AND VISA ON ARRIVAL COUNTRIES FOR PINOYS
As of 2014, Pinoys have access to a total of 62 countries and territories whether by acquiring visa on arrival or simply because there is no need for a visa at all.
COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT REQUIRE VISA FOR FILIPINOS (PHILIPPINE PASSPORT HOLDERS)
The countries listed below will automatically give Filipinos a tourist pass with an allotted maximum number of days to stay within that territory.
|Colombia||90 days, another 90 days can be extended|
|Costa Rica||30 days; can be extended to a total of 90 days|
|Gambia||90 days: Entry clearance must be obtained from the Gambian Immigration before travel|
|Hong Kong||14 days|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||1 month|
Countries that Offer Visa on Arrival for Filipinos (Philippine Passport Holders)
Below are the countries that will require minimum documents and let you travel for a certain time period as a tourist.
|Burundi||30 days – can be processed at Bujumbura International Airport|
|Marshall Island||90 days|
|Papua New Guinea||60 days|
|Saint Lucia||6 weeks|
|Samoa||60 days (Entry Permit on arrival)|
|Somalia||30 days – invitation letter should be submitted to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival. Invitation letter is issued by the sponsor.|
|Sri Lanka||30 days (Electronic Travel Authorization)|
OTHER SPECIAL CASES
|China||May travel to Hong Kong, Macau and Hainan without visa|
|Iran||Pre-approved visa obtainable at the airport|
|South Korea||May travel to Jeju Island for 30 days without visa|
|Rwanda||Visa is processed online|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||Visa is processed online|
|Sao Tome y Principe||Visa is processed online|
Useful points to remember:
1. Most countries require passports to be valid for at least 6 months from date of travel with 1-2 blank pages;
2. Some countries allow entry without visa if a person is in possession of a valid visa for US, Canada or Schengen region;
3. Many African countries will require passengers to have current International Certificate of Vaccination upon arrival. Other countries may request specific vaccination if passenger is coming from certain infected area;
4. Acquiring passport stamp from Israel will prohibit entering certain countries due to Arab League boycott of Israel.