10 Countries Where Filipinas with their Foreign Partner can Meet Halfway

By Kach Umandap - Howe October 24th, 2020 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Inspiration and Love Stories, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Want to meet with your loved one abroad and don’t know where to go? Here’s a list of countries where Filipinas with their Foreign Partner can Meet Halfway.

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Many countries are still restricting foreigners without visas or residencies, like the Philippines, to enter. However, there are many people with long-distance relationships whose plans to meet were cancelled due to the pandemic. If you crave to be together, but your countries are not yet allowing your partners to enter or visas are not yet available, you can check out our list on countries that have opened their borders and allows you to meet.

1. Montenegro

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Montenegro is a European Country in the Balkans; they have already opened borders and tourism to most nationalities. You could meet your loved one halfway there, especially if you have partners who are Europeans as tickets are affordable. You can also read our guide here on How To Get Married in Montenegro.

Are Filipinos allowed to leave PH to enter these countries: Yes

Visa Requirements for Filipinos: Visa Required. You can read our guide on How to Get a Montenegro Tourist Visa.

Visa Exemptions: Those with a valid visa from Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Canada, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, New Zealand, Romania, USA, United Kingdom or a Schengen Member State can stay for a maximum of 30 days

Conditions in Entering Montenegro as per their government’s website

Those in the green list or stayed there 15 days before entering the country can go in quickly. You need to prove that you have stayed there or didn’t go to another country, not on the list (e.g. passport stamps).

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People who came from the country in the yellow list must have a negative PCR Test not more than 72 hours before entering Montenegro.

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In case your nationality is not on the list, but you live or came from the countries on the green or yellow list or have stayed there 15 days before you enter Montenegro, then you can enter provided you have proof (e.g., passport stamps).

Read More: 5 Reasons Why You Should Meet Halfway in Montenegro

2. Turkey

10 Countries Where Filipinas with their Foreign Partner can Meet Halfway

In Asia, one of the best gateways to Europe is Turkey. However, Turkey has also its own charms and beauty. With its natural scenic views, gorgeous buildings, breathtaking beaches, and delicious food; it should be in everyone’s bucket list. Well, you can now enjoy going around with your loved one as you meet here. There are direct flights from Manila to Turkey.

Are Filipinos allowed to leave PH to enter these countries: Yes, subject to flight availability and other special arrangements or commercial flights and subject to the destination country’s medical protocols on arriving and departing international passengers.

Visa Requirements for Filipinos: Visa Required. You can read our guide on How to Get a Turkey Tourist Visa.

Conditions in Entering Turkey:

As per IATA, Published 24/09/2020 – passengers and airline crew are subject to medical screening. In case a passenger has symptoms of COVID, then a swab test will be performed. In case you are positive, you will be quarantined at a medical facility at your expense.

3. North Macedonia

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Another country in the where you could meet halfway with your partner is North Macedonia. It’s a landlocked country that shares borders with Greece. There are many exquisite places to travel around in North Macedonia; aside from Skopje, you can also visit Ohrid, Prespa and Dojran. Spend your time with love and adventures!

Are Filipinos allowed to leave PH to enter these countries: Yes

Visa Requirements for Filipinos: Visa Required. You can read our guide on How to Get a North Macedonia Tourist Visa.

Visa Exemptions: Those with a valid visa from (Multiple-Entry) Schengen, Canada, USA or United Kingdom can stay for a maximum of 15 days. For Schengen Visa Holders, you can stay for a total of 90 days in a 180 day period.

Conditions in Entering North Macedonia:

As per IATA, Published 15/10/2020 – entry regulations lifted on July 1, 2020. Everyone can come here without restrictions.

4. Serbia

Serbia is not really a known country. But if you ever heard of Novak Djokovic or Nikola Tesla – this is their home country. There are also 5 Cultural World Heritage in Serbia as well as vampire tales. It’s really a fascinating country to be in! Serbia also shares borders with Montenegro.

Are Filipinos allowed to leave PH to enter these countries: Yes

Visa Requirements for Filipinos: Visa Required. You can read our guide on How to Get a Serbia Tourist Visa.

Visa Exemptions: Those with a valid visa from Switzerland, USA or an EEA Member State for a maximum stay of 90 days can stay for a maximum of 90 days within 6 months.

Conditions in Entering Serbia:

As per IATA, published 25/08/2020 Coronavirus regulations lifted on May 22, 2020. Passengers arriving from Bulgaria, Croatia, North Macedonia or Romania must have negative PCR Test Result issued at most 48 hours before departure (except for residents of Serbia, passengers less than 12 years old, and passengers in transit (even on those mentioned countries) for less than 12 hours)

5. Ukraine

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Another European country you can enter and meet with your loved one is Ukraine. It’s one of the cheapest countries in Europe and the biggest. You’ll have so much fun traveling here as they are open. Recently, they have offered EVisas for Filipinos, so you won’t need to go out to apply for a visa but do so at the comfort of your home.

Are Filipinos allowed to leave PH to enter these countries: Yes, subject to flight availability and other special arrangements or commercial flights and subject to the destination country’s medical protocols on arriving and departing international passengers.

Visa Requirements for Filipinos: Visa Required. You can get Ukraine EVisa, you can read our guide here.

Conditions in Entering Ukraine:

As per IATA, published 05/10/2020 – countries in the green zone can enter Ukraine provided they have Health Insurance covering COVID-19. I’ve checked with SafetyWing, their Nomad Insurance complies with the county’s requirements. For those from the red zone aside from the insurance, you will need to pass a Negative PCR Test Result after crossing the state border or be in self-quarantine for 14 days. You can read more on this website. Filipinos are in the green zone, I didn’t place the list here as they regularly update their list.

6. Maldives

10 Countries Where Filipinas with their Foreign Partner can Meet Halfway
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If you want to visit the nearest to the Philippines, well, check out Maldives! It’s a paradise just below India that most nationals can enter with a visa on arrival. This tropical paradise is a great place to relax with the sea. It’s a great place for a honeymoon with your loved one!

Are Filipinos allowed to leave PH to enter these countries: Yes

Visa Requirements for Filipinos: Visa on Arrival up to 30 days. Read our Visa on Arrival Guide to Maldives.

Conditions in Entering Maldives:

As per IATA, Published 15/10/2020 – entry regulations lifted on July 1, 2020. As of September 2, a Negative PCR Test Result at most 72 hours before departure, because of the increase of the cases since tourism opened. Also, fill-up a Declaration form.

7. Mexico

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Mexico is the country just below USA. So if you don’t have a US Tourist Visa as the embassy is not yet accepting those and you are in a relationship with someone in the US or in Latin America, then Mexico is the place to be. Not only is a wonder of the world, Chichen Itza is located in Mexico, but the food here is so satisfying! Cancun is a great place to relax, too!

Are Filipinos allowed to leave PH to enter these countries: Yes

Visa Requirements for Filipinos: Visa Required. You can read our guide on How to Get a Mexico Tourist Visa.

Visa Exemptions: Those with a valid visa from Canada, Japan, USA, United Kingdom or a Schengen Member State can stay for a maximum of 180 days

Conditions in Entering Mexico as per their government’s website:

As per IATA, Published 19/06/2020 – you must present a completed Questionnaire upon your arrival. No quarantine or PCR Tests needed. You can fly to Mexico as land borders are not open, especially in the US.

8. Brazil

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Brazil is the biggest South American country and home to the renowned Christ the Redeemer statue. You will enjoy not only the culture but the vast nature; from the Amazon forest to its gorgeous beaches. Meet halfway with your loved one here and go on dates and adventures!

Are Filipinos allowed to leave PH to enter these countries: Yes, subject to flight availability and other special arrangements or commercial flights and subject to the destination country’s medical protocols on arriving and departing international passengers.

Visa Exemptions: Filipinos are Visa Free for a maximum of 90 days

Conditions in Entering Brazil:

As per IATA, published 06/10/2020 – entry regulations to Brazil was lifted on July 29, 2020. All nationalities can enter provided you are visa-exempt or have a visa. There are neither tests nor quarantine needed. However, insurance may be asked. You cannot enter via land borders but only through air.

9. Haiti

If you want to meet in paradise and feel like on a honeymoon, then go to Haiti. Haiti is a Caribbean country that shares an island with the Dominican Republic. If everyone remembers, Haiti had an earthquake in 2010. Hopefully, going here will also help its economy.

Are Filipinos allowed to leave PH to enter these countries: Yes

Visa Exemptions: Filipinos are Visa Free for a maximum of 3 months

Conditions in Entering Haiti:

As per IATA, Published 30/06/2020 – flights have restarted, and passengers are subject to medical screening. You will need to present a health declaration form when you arrive. The government has said that it will have 14-day quarantine, but as per travelers who have been here, there has been none or it has not been implemented.

10. Croatia

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Since Make It With You (Liza and Enrique’s Telenovela) has stopped airing, why not see Croatia for yourself? Because of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is a popular destination for those who want to hang out at the beaches and sea some medieval sites. It will be an interesting place to travel to and meet halfway with your other half!

Are Filipinos allowed to leave PH to enter these countries: Yes, subject to the destination country’s medical protocols on arriving and departing international passengers.

Visa Requirements for Filipinos: Visa Required. You can read our guide on How to Get a Croatia Tourist Visa.

Visa Exemptions: Those with a valid visa from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Ireland (Rep.), Monaco, Romania, USA, United Kingdom or a Schengen Member State can stay for a maximum of 30 days and can be a total of 90 days within 6 months

Conditions in Entering Croatia:

As per IATA published 14/10/2020, Passengers are not allowed to enter until November 2. However, one of the conditions include that this does not apply to passengers traveling as tourists with a confirmation of accommodation booking or entering Croatia to transit by land to another country (e.g. Montenegro.) Most nationals except EAA or European Countries will be asked for proof of negative PCR Test not older than 48 hours. You can also fill this form ahead. Please note that you may be subject to medical screening and self-isolation if found with symptoms.

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Requirements in Going out of the Philippines

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For Filipinos to go out of the country, here are the requirements you will need as per Bureau of Immigration:

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Those are the 10 countries Where Filipinas with their Foreign Partner can Meet Halfway. Those on the list have already opened for tourism. Most nationalities can enter; however, some may need to present a negative PCR Test Result. Quarantine is also not mandatory, so as soon as you arrive, you can meet with your loved one and travel together! Good luck and I wish you both the best!

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Written by Kach Umandap - Howe

Co-Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 143 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she got married then a year later bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.

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