30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

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As a Philippines passport holder, I’m sure you understand that while it is fun to circle around the globe, it can be a pain to get visas – or is it? I remember back in the days, I would hear people saying, ‘Na-deny US visa ko e’. And yes, that can be heartbreaking. To tell you frankly, it’s not that hard to obtain tourist visas nowadays as long as you can prove that you will return to your home country (and no, the bank balance is not the major requirement, the information about your consistent source of income is!!).  I’ve listed a few tips on how you can get your USA visa application and hopefully you can get a thing or two.

Speaking of US visa application, did you know that you can do so much with just 1 tourist visa? As Filipinos going to the US, we are used to hearing people going to Los Angeles or New York. However, you can visit more countries with your USA tourist visa.

Just remember, old Philippines passport was valid for 5 years (it’s finally 10 years!) and the US visa can be valid for 10 years multiple entries (maximum stay of 6 months per visit). If such happens, all you have to do is bring your old passport with visa, together with the new one and you are good to go.

NORTH & CENTRAL AMERICA

1. Mexico

 

Requirements: A. You must have a valid (non-expired) Visa or Permanent Residence of any of these countries: United States of America, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom or Schengen area (European Union); and B. You are not staying for more than 180 days.

Visit this website for more details: Consulado General De Mexico En San Francisco

There is so much to do in Mexico, most especially that your US visa will allow you to stay for several days. If you plan to just have a quick visit, you better not miss the Chichen Itza is one of the wonders of the world. Feel the ancient vibe and don’t forget to immortalize your experience by taking loads of photos.

2. Honduras

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

Requirements: A. Your US visa must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of arrival; B. You have to apply for a Visa on Arrival; C. You must be able to show your Return/Onward Flight Booking; and D. You must not stay for more than 90 days.

Visit this website for more details: IATA Travel Centre

Can’t get enough of Mayan adventures? Visit Copan Ruins or maybe, you can go to Utila. Here you can find cheaper accommodations and even enjoy a great nightlife. For all the adrenaline junkies, you’ll love this country for its water sports.

3. El Salvador

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

Requirements: A. Your Valid US Visa; B. Purchase a Tourist Card upon arrival for $10; and C. You must not stay for more than 90 days.

Visit this website for more details: IATA Travel Centre

What you shouldn’t miss here would be the Santa Ana Volcano, which is known to be the biggest and most active in the country. Of course, you also have to assess your skills. I doubt that this spot is for beginners because of its level of difficulty. Otherwise, try to visit attractions like Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park or reflect at Catedral Metropolitana. There is always something to do in El Salvador.

4. Belize

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Requirements: You must have a valid U.S.A. or Schengen Treaty Visas in your passport or a valid U.S. residency.

Visit this website for more details: Belize Visa

Listen to Punta Rock Music as you jam with the locals in Dangriga and Hopkins, visit the Mayan Ruins, go hiking or trail biking, and of course, visit their nice beaches!

5. Nicaragua

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Requirements: Filipinos can actually get a Visa on Arrival in Honduras for $50 but if you have a Valid and Multiple Entry Tourist Visa for the USA, then all you have to do is purchase a Tourist Card for $10.

One of the best beaches I’ve seen in my entire life happens to be in Nicaragua— the secluded Redonda Bay. I’ll let my photos do the talking! :p

6. Panama

Requirement: A. Your Multiple Entry Visa (which you have previously used) or Permanent Residency Documents of any of the following countries: Australia, Canada, European Union member states, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, UK, or the USA; B. A Return/Onward Flight Booking; and C. You must not stay for more than 90 days.

For more details, contact: consuladopanamaph@gmail.com

This country holds a special place in our hearts because this is where we got engaged! Visit the Panama Canal, go sailing, and get that golden tan as you bask under the sun in one of their beautiful beaches.

ASIA AND EUROPE

7. Turkey

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Requirements: A. You must have a Valid Visa for Schengen, UK, or US; B. You must apply for an e-visa; C. You must not stay for more than 30 days; and D. You must carry your passport or travel document with an expiration date at least 60 days beyond the “duration of stay” of your e-Visa.

Visit this website for more details: iVisa

How about going to Sultan Ahmed Mosque? I know it’s already grand on the outside but wait until you see the interior. Or perhaps, try to catch the fantastic views of the hot air balloons! You are going to drool for sure. It is absolutely stunning and romantic.

8. Georgia

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Requirements: A. Your Valid US Visa; and B. You must not stay for more than 90 days.

Visit this website for more details: Georgia E-Visa Portal

Interestingly, going to Georgia is like a maze. Walk around the city of Tbilisi and get lost! Surprisingly, it’s a lot of fun getting lost in here. Chances are, you get to see secret courtyards.

9. Qatar

Requirements: A. A Valid Visa or Residence Permit to any of the GCC Countries, Schengen, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada, or the US; B. You must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation at Qatar VFS E-Visa; and 3) You must not stay longer than 30 days (in which case you can extend your stay for another 30 day)

For more information, visit: Visit Qatar

This may come out as a surprise for you but yes, we can really visit Qatar with an Electronic Travel Authorization when you have a Valid US Visa! I know we lounging by the beach but seeing the sunset whilst walking on a desert is also an amazing experience. It wouldn’t hurt to shop in this concrete jungle too!

THE BALKANS (EUROPE)

10. Albania

Requirements: A. Your Valid US or UK Visa which you have previously used; and B. You must not stay for more than 90 days.

Visit this website for more details: Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

I’ve been to Albania and this country is so much cheaper than the rest of Europe but is equally as beautiful minus all the tourist traps. The city of Tirana is colorful and vibrant. Join a walking tour and visit some of the country’s iconic structures such as the Skanderbeg’s Monument, the Pyramid, the National Museum mosaics, the Blloku, the Archaeological Museum, the Clock Tower, Ethem Bey Mosque, and the Presidential Palace. Here are 10 Reasons Why Albania Should Be On Your Destination Bucket List! 🙂

11. Montenegro

Requirements: A. Your Valid Schengen, UK, Ireland, or US Visa; B. You should not stay for more than 30 days and in no case beyond the expiration of such visa.

Visit this website for more details: Visit Montenegro

I’ve been here twice and I feel like it’s never enough. Go to an Olive Plantation (as they produce the best olive oils in the world), walk around the Old Town of Kotor where you’ll find interesting alleys, quaint cafes, posh restaurants, interesting Churches and what not, go sailing around the Bay of Kotor and a whole lot more!

12. Serbia

Requirements: A. Your Residence Permit or Valid Visa for Schengen, UK or US; and B. You should not stay for more than 90 days and in no case beyond the expiration of such visa.

Visit this website for more details: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

While this is not as popular as other European countries, you have to note that there are so many things to do in Serbia. Get to see Kalemegdan Citadel and see where around 155 battles took place in the old times. Or if you are with your special someone, how about some exquisite dining at Čarda Aqua Doria?

13. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Requirements: A. Your valid US/Schengen Visa; and B. You must not stay longer than 90 days.

I’ve spent 5 Marvelous Days in Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, thanks to my US Visa! Among all the Balkan Countries that I’ve visited, I think they have one of the most stunning sceneries. The Kravice Waterfalls and the Blagaj Tekija is a must-see!

14. Kosovo

Requirements: A. Your Residence Permit or Valid Visa for Schengen, UK or US; and B. You should not stay for more than 90 days and in no case beyond the expiration of such visa.

Visit this website for more details: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

This country used to be a part of Serbia but had been claiming its independence. Other countries recognize them as an independent and sovereign state but others do not. For purposes of this post, let’s consider them as a separate and distinct country from Serbia and yes, you can visit this country too with your US Visa.

Kosovo is rich in natural resources so I’m sure nature lovers will rejoice. The Rugova Mountains, the Via Ferrata Ari, the Sharr Mountains National Park, and the Germia Park are the ultimate hotspots.

CARIBBEAN

15. Cuba

Requirements: A. Your Valid US Visa which is to be used to apply for a Tourist Card; B. A Tourist Card which can be obtained from airlines flying to Cuba and Embassies of Cuba; and C. You must not stay for more than 30 days.

A Tourist Visa is usually required for Filipinos but if you have USA visa, you can easily fly to Cancun, Mexico or Washington DC and head on to the Cuban Consulate where you can get your Tourist Card within the same day or perhaps around 2 days time and it’s sure to get approved. Once you get this card, you can now fly to Cuba without a need of a visa. But if your main trip is to go straight to Cuba then I highly suggest you get the Cuban visa in the Consulate in Singapore, Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ahead of time.

Once you’re there, you can enjoy long walks on the beach, listen and dance to live music in probably every corner of the street, learn how to salsa, and live up to the havana vibes!

16. Turks and Caicos

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With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Travellers who are holders of a valid visa permitting their travel to the UK, US or Canada, may be granted leave to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands without a Turks and Caicos Islands visa

When in Turks and Caicos, you should visit the Bright Reef. See different species and fall in love with the life underwater. It will be hard to forget this experience.

17. Dominican Republic

Requirements: A. A Valid Visa to the UK, Canada, or the US; B. You have to apply for the Tourist Card upon arrival for $10; and C. You must not stay longer than 30 days (and you must apply for an extension if you desire to do so).

For more information, visit: Punta Cana International Airport Website

The Dominican Republic had been our home for a couple of months and we highly recommend this place for a vacation! Go on a roadtrip and stop in the town of Sosua where you can go diving in one of the best dive sites in the country called the Airport Wall or do extreme water sports at the Cabarete Beach. Another province worthy of your time is Puerto Plata where you can stay in All-Inclusive Resorts for a cheaper price than the rest of the world. Samana is a must-visit especially when you’re traveling from January-March as you’ll get the chance to see humpback whales mating and migrating.

18. Bermuda

Requirements: A. Your Valid and Multiple Entry US, UK, or Canada Visa; B. It must have at least 45 days remaining beyond the date of departure from Bermuda; and C. Your Onward/Return Flight booking.

For more details, visit: Bermuda Entry Visas

There’s more to life in Bermuda than the Bermuda Triangle. They have nice beaches, coves, caves, and dive sites. Walk along the Front Street in Hamilton and you’ll be mesmerized by how this coastal city boasts luxury.

19. Bahamas (For passengers of cruise ship from the USA)

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Requirements: A. You are a passenger of a Cruise Ship with a valid US Visa;  and B. You must not stay in the Bahamas for more than 24 hours.

For more details, visit: Bahamas Cruise Passengers

This is enough to relax in one of their beaches, go to the famous Pig Beach in Exumas, or stroll by their own version of Versailles Garden. Choose wisely as I’m pretty sure this 24 hours will go by fast! Note that if you’re arriving at the Bahamas by air, then you’ll need to secure a visa.

20. Aruba (For passengers of cruise ship from the USA)

Requirements: A. You are a passenger of a Cruise Ship with a valid US Visa;  and B. You must not stay in the country for more than 24 hours.

For more details, visit: Visit Aruba

Aruba is an independent country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean. It’s practically summer all year round so pack those bikinis because you can just watch the day go by basking under the sun!

21) Curacao (For passengers of cruise ship from the USA)

Requirements: A. You are a passenger of a Cruise Ship with a valid US Visa;  and B. You must not stay in the country for more than 24 hours.

For more details, visit: Visa Requirement for Philippine Citizens

Curacao is actually a sovereign state but remains to be a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. They are autonomous in a certain degree but is also dependent to the Netherlands in matters of foreign policy and affairs.

This beautiful island looks like a happy place as you see houses painted in pink, blu, and yellow hues standing right by the sea. The Dolphin Academy is a must-see especially when you’re traveling with kids!

22. Sint Maarten (For passengers of cruise ship from the USA)

Requirements: A. You are a passenger of a Cruise Ship with a valid US Visa;  and B. You must not stay in the country for more than 48 hours.

For more details, visit: Visa Requirement for Philippine Citizens

Sint Maarten is another Constituent Country of The Netherlands and just like Curacao, it is autonomous in a certain degree. Join a sailing activity as they seem to be a sailing haven. While you’re out at sea, grab your snorkeling gear, jump on the crystal clear water, and see their majestic underwater life.

23) Puerto Rico (USA territory)

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

Requirements: A. Your Valid US Visa; and B. You must not stay longer than the allowed period as stated in your visa.

Since Puerto Rico is a US Territory, your US Visa is sufficient to let you travel around Puerto Rico. Guanica is a lovely town where you can just spend your day at the beach, kayak through the mangroves, stroll through a huge sunflower farm, and be amazed at the beauty of the Bioluminescent Bay. Ponce is a historical town which will tell you so much about Puerto Rico’s history– the El Parque de Bombas, Castillo Serralles, and the Museum of History made it on our Geek List.

24) Haiti

Requirement: None. Haiti is actually visa-free for Filipinos for up to 90 days but the easiest way to go there is from the US where you’ll need a US Visa nonetheless.

When we were based in Luperon in the Dominican Republic, I actually had the chance to cross the border to Cap Haitien in Haiti. Truth be told, it was so different than what I expected it to be. It was beautiful and safe (if you get a proper tour agency like Destination Creole). The Citadelle Henry Christophe and the Sans Souci Palace is must visit! See full Travel Guide for Haiti here!

25) Cayman Islands (For passengers of cruise ship from the USA)

Requirements: A. You are a passenger of a Cruise Ship with a valid US Visa;  and B. You must leave on the same day as that of arrival.

For more details, visit: Visa Requirement for Philippine Citizens

The Cayman Island is a haven for nature lovers. They have a Stingray City where you can swim and even interact with a lot of them! The Cayman Crystal Cave is breathtaking and I suggest you see it for yourself.

26) US Virgin Islands (USA Territory)

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Requirements: A. Your Valid US Visa; and B. You must not stay longer than the allowed period as stated in your visa.

For more details, visit: Visa Requirement for Philippine Citizens

Again, since this is a territory of the US, your US Visa is enough to let you see the beauty of the Virgin Islands. US Virgin Island is known to be an amazing spot if you are a fan of white beaches and picturesque reefs. Visit the Buck Island, the only marine national park in the US. Perhaps, see the amazing Jack Bay and Isaac Bay. I bet you’d get a great tan while in here.

27) Antigua and Barbuda

Requirements: A. A Resident Card or Valid Visa for the USA, Canada, UK, or Schengen; B. A Visa on Arrival; and C. You must not stay for more than 30 days.

Visit this website for more details: Antigua & Barbuda Department of Immigration

What you can probably do is to strut in your bikini or board shorts and enjoy the sands and waters. After all, the locals of Antigua are proud of their beaches. They say that they have 365 beaches to choose from!

OCEANIA

28) Northern Mariana Islands (USA Territory)

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines

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Requirements: A. Your Valid US Visa; and B. You must not stay longer than the allowed period as stated in your visa.

For more details, visit: Visa Requirement for Philippine Citizens

The Grotto is something you can’t miss. There might be a number of steps going down, but the beautiful cave with amazing blue waters will compensate for it.

29) Guam (USA Territory)

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines

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Requirements: A. Your Valid US Visa; and B. You must not stay longer than the allowed period as stated in your visa.

For more details, visit: Visa Requirement for Philippine Citizens    

If you have a US visa, there is no need to get a different one from the embassy as this is a US Territory. It should have you covered but if you are holding a visa valid for Guam, this does not mean you can enter the mainland using that. With a number of tropical beaches, it would be hard not to dip in the clear waters and enjoy the sands of Guam.

30) American Samoa (USA territory)

Requirements: A. Your Valid US Visa; and B. You must not stay longer than the allowed period as stated in your visa.

For more details, visit: Visa Requirement for Philippine Citizens

With the name of the country, it is pretty evident that this is a US territory and hence, your US visa can be used. This is different from the Independent State of Samoa where Filipinos can enter visa – free for 60 days or less.

A group of islands between Hawaii and New Zealand, expect to see a number of great landscapes and waters perfect for hiking and swimming.

Note that having a US Visa alone does not guarantee entry in any of these countries. Immigration Officials could ask you for certain documents such as Onward/Return Flight Booking, Travel Insurance, Hotel Booking, Proof of Funds, etc. and it is possible that if they are not convinced that you’re there for a legitimate purpose, then you can be denied entry to their borders.

The list above may change and that we recommend that you coordinate with the embassies to further clarify your eligibility to travel to their country with your Valid US Tourist  Visa. If you have additional countries to suggest, feel free to comment so we can update this post.

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Note that we are travel bloggers and not professionals with regard to visas. We based our articles on our experiences and tips from our fellow travelers.

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Comments 75

  1. Hi,

    Hope all is well!

    I am planning to visit Serbia, but before anything else i would like to know how many days are we allowed to stay there as a tourist?

  2. Helpful article. Just a correction. Puerto Rico is a US territory just like Guam not a separate country so a US visa also covers it.

  3. Hi!!

    If you still remember, where did you purchase your Tourist Card for Dominican Republic? because I’ve been going through most of the websites, there is no option for Philippine passport holders with green card or valid US visa traveling to DR. There was also something about if traveling after April 1,2018, it will be included in the airline fees already. Any tips on this one?

    Thanks!

    -Cas

  4. Does it also apply traveling to Spain with US tourist visa holding Philippine passport? Or shall i require a Spanish tourist visa?

    Best regards.

    1. No, you need a SHENGEN visa for Spain. However, having a US tourist visa already may help getting the Shengen visa so make sure you mention it and attach a copy to your application.

  5. Hi. We are joining a cruise ship to Bahamas from Miami. We have valid USA tourist visas. Do we need to apply for a separate visas to Bahamas? Confusing infos.. please advise if you know the facts on this. Thanks

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      Hello Lucy, if you will travel on a cruise then you don’t need it. I’ve done 2 Bahamas cruise with Royal Caribbean and Carnival Cruises and I’ve never been asked. But if you will enter Bahamas on a Ferry or airplane then you need to get a visa in Miami, it’s very easy to get and it will cost you $100 only.

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    2. Yes. I just did. But you have to have a nonstop flight to US from South Korea and not go back right away to Philippines. Visa exemption is good if leaving from Philippines, stopping in South Korea up to 30 days, then you have to fly to the US which issued you the visa. Or the other way around USA-KOREA-PHILIPPINES. Same goes for visa holders of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or United Kingdom.

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  7. Hello, my friend is trying to obtain a u s tourist visa from the philippines. We have a cruise booked from Los Angeles roundtrip to mexico. Does she need another visa to go to mexico? It’s a mexican reviera cruise..I would really appreciate a reply..thank you in advance.

  8. Hi. I have a US C1D visa but i this is for transit only as I am a seafarer. It has a 5yr validity tho. I really want to go to Honduras. Is my visa acceptable? Please help me ??

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  9. If am traveling to Peru and my connecting flight is in LAX I’m assuming that I still need to apply for US visa. Can someone confirm this please. Thanks in advance.

  10. Hi could you please advice me what to do to get a tourist visa bound for South Korea I’m currently now in Kuwait working coz my fiance is been working in Pyoengtaek South korea at camp Humphrey until now I came on applying some jobs as well going there.
    Thank you

  11. Kach, no other requirement to go to Cuba? It can be purely for tourism purposes? I can go as a tourist with no religious or educational purpose? Thank you!

  12. hi kach! just wondering how will i secure a travel auth cert going to taiwan i do have a valid us visa..i tot effctve n ung visa free ng filipinos to taiwan by june hnd pa pla,my air ticket nko?..im working overseas so a bit hassle pmnta ng mga embassy to secure a visa..thanks!

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    2. One of my friend suggested that once you have a US tourist visa your already exempted to it just got stamped in the airport.

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