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Complete List of Visa-Free Countries For Philippines Passport Holder (and Visa on Arrivals)

By Kach Umandap February 25th, 2022 Posted in Travel Blog, VISA Application Guides 76 Comments

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!!). Another option is by proving that you’re a real traveler then it would be easier for you to get approved for visa applications in Western countries! The best way to do it is by visiting countries that are VISA FREE or VISA ON ARRIVAL!


Imagine a visa like a key. It opens the gates of other countries so you can see and explore the many wonders they hold. Essentially, a travel visa is entry permission containing details like:

  • When you can visit a country
  • When you must leave
  • How long you can stay
  • The number of permitted visits; and
  • Work rights, among others

As a traveler, a tourist visa is what you should secure. These can be classified according to the method of the issue by your chosen destination:

1. VISA-FREE means you can enter a country without a visa and stay for a particular period of time. You only need a return flight ticket, hotel booking and pocket money for the immigration! The passport must have remaining validity of at least six months.

2. VISA-ON-ARRIVAL (VOA) means you receive a visa to enter the country at the airport where you land. No pre-application is required unless stated in their requirements. An immigration officer grants your visa when you show up and only after any associated visa fees have been paid.

3. VISA-REQUIRED means you have to seek and apply for a visa in the embassy, consulate or approved travel partner before flying into the country of interest. A certain set of requirements may be required to aid in the decision regarding your grant. This may include documents that support your financial ability, medical condition, and previous travel history. More on this later.

4. e-VISA means your visa application is done through the internet. There is no label, sticker, or stamp placed on your passport before travel. Your visa is on the immigration computer and is linked to your passport number.

Below is the list of countries for you to understand this better:

Complete List of Visa-Free Countries For Philippines Passport Holder (and Visa on Arrivals)

ASEAN COUNTRIES (Visa-Free for Filipinos)


Visa Status

Visa Cost

Important Requirements

Brunei Darussalam 14 Days free return/onward ticket
Cambodia 30 Days free
Indonesia 30 Days free
Laos 30 Days
Malaysia 30 Days return/onward ticket
Myanmar 14 Days return/onward ticket
Singapore 30 Days return/onward ticket
Thailand 30 Days return/onward ticket
Vietnam 21 Days return/onward ticket

Rest of ASIA (Visa-Free and Visa on Arrival for Filipinos)


Visa Status

Visa Cost

Important Requirements

Armenia VOA at Yerevan Airport maximum of 120 days or better yet, get an e-Visa Visa payable in local currency only
Hong Kong 14 Days  return/onward ticket
Iran 30 Days but 14 Days at Kish and Qeshm Airport  return/onward ticket
Israel Up to 90 Days  return/onward ticket
Kyrgyzstan 30 Days VOA (You must enter through Manas International Airport) hotel vouchers, return/onward ticket
Macau 30 Days  return/onward ticket,  proof of sufficient funds (at least MOP 5000.-)
Maldives 30 Days VOA hotel vouchers or at least USD 100.-, and also USD 50.- per person per day, return/onward ticket
Mongolia 21 Days  return/onward ticket
Nepal 90 Days VOA
Sri Lanka 30 Days ETA on arrival return/onward ticket
Taiwan 14 Days return/onward ticket

AFRICA (Visa Free & Visa on Arrival for Filipinos)

30 Days VOA Free


Visa Status

Visa Cost

Important Requirements

Cape Verde Islands VOA
Comoros 45 Days VOA return/onward ticket
Djibouti 31 Days VOA
The Gambia 90 Days return/onward ticket, entry clearance from the Gambian Immigration prior to travel
Guinea-Bissau 90 Days VOA
Kenya 90 Days VOA  $50 for 30 days return/onward ticket, at least USD 500
Madagascar  90 Days VOA  $27 for 30 days return/onward ticket
Mauritius 60 Days VOA
Morocco 90 Days  free return/onward ticket
Mozambique 30 Days VOA at Beira, Nampula, Maputo, Pemba, Tete and Vilankulo Airports  $50 for 30 Days Single Entry return/onward ticket, sufficient funds to support their stay, and proof of purpose of visit
Rwanda 90 Days  $50 for 30 days
Senegal 90 Days VOA official invitation letter, return/onward ticket
Seychelles 90 Days VOA return/onward ticket, sufficient funds (minimum of USD 150.- or equivalent per day), proof of accommodation during the stay
Tanzania 30 Days VOA  $50 for 30 days return/onward ticket
Togo 7 Days VOA return/onward ticket, 3 passport photos
Uganda VOA $50 for 300 days return/onward ticket, contact details of a person or organization in Uganda and an address and phone number of the place of stay in Uganda, proof of the purpose of stay and sufficient funds to cover the stay, documents required for the next destination
Zambia E-Visa – Preapproved  $50 return/onward ticket

CENTRAL AMERICA (Visa Free & Visa on Arrival for Filipinos)

I will update this list especially for those with a valid tourist visa from Western countries – if you do have it, all countries in Central America are visa-free for you!


Visa Status

Visa Cost

Important Requirements

Costa Rica 90 Days  free return/onward ticket
Nicaragua  90 Days VOA  $50 return/onward ticket, Tourist Card on arrival

CARIBBEAN  (Visa Free & Visa on Arrival for Filipinos)

I will update this list for Valid Visa Holders of the UK, USA, Canada, or Schengen visas! Most of the countries in the Caribbean will also allow you to stay for up to 48 hours visa-free if you will be going on a Cruise ship!


Visa Status

Visa Cost

Important Requirements

Anguilla  21 Days (Visa Required)
Dominica  21 Days
Haiti 90 Days return/onward ticket, an address (place of stay) in Haiti
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 30 Days

EUROPE (Visa Free & Visa on Arrival for Filipinos)

I will update this list for OFWs working in the Middle East/ GCC countries where you get the perks of traveling to some countries visa-free because of your residency!


Visa Status

Visa Cost

Important Requirements

Georgia 30 Days E-Visa return/onward ticket, proof of health insurance, sufficient funds to cover the stay

OCEANIA/PACIFIC ISLANDS (Visa Free & Visa on Arrival for Filipinos)


Visa Status

Visa Cost

Important Requirements

Cook Islands 31 Days return/onward ticket
Fiji 120 Days return/onward ticket, visitors permit
Marshall Islands 90 Days VOA
Micronesia 30 Days
Nauru return/onward ticket, entry permit (visa letter)
Niue 30 Days return/onward ticket
Palau 30 Days VOA  proof of sufficient funds to cover the stay (USD 200.- per week), documents required for their next destination
Papua New Guinea 60 Days VOA at Port Moresby and Rabaul Airports return/onward ticket
Samoa 60 Days Visitor’s Permit on arrival return/onward ticket
Tuvalu 30 Days VOA return/onward ticket
Vanuatu 30 Days return/onward ticket

SOUTH AMERICA (Visa Free & Visa on Arrival for Filipinos)


Visa Status

Visa Cost

Important Requirements

Bolivia 90 Days
Brazil 90 Days return/onward ticket
Colombia 90 Days return/onward ticket, proof of sufficient funds to cover the stay, confirmed hotel reservation
Ecuador 90 Days
Peru 183 Days return/onward ticket
Suriname 90 Days return/onward ticket

Requirements Common to Visa Applications

Each country that processes a visa for travelers has a unique set of requirements for application. However, there are common documents that you must prepare wherever you are hoping to visit. Have these in advance to expedite your application:

  • A passport valid for at least six months.

IMPORTANT: Check the expiry date of your passport and count six months backward.

  • Previous visas
  • Filled out visa application form
  • Cash

QUICK TIP: Check if you can download the form on the website of your destination country or if you can fill it out online.

  • Passport photos. See any particular specifications from the embassy website.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means. Examples include bank statements, investments, assets, employment contracts, or income tax returns. Read More: Our guide on SHOW MONEY
  • Roundtrip reservation or itinerary including exact dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from your destination country. Read More: Our Guide on Refundable Flight Reservation
  • Proof of accommodation for the whole duration of the intended stay. Read more: Our guide on Booking for Refundable Hotel Reservations
  • A letter of invitation and support, if visiting friends or relatives, as well as the contact information of said friends or relatives.
  • Medical or travel insurance
  • Payment/ Fees

This is only a general guide and not an exact list. Each country has a unique set of visa requirements that you can view from its website.




COUNTRIES organized per region.

Visa requirements for Philippine citizens are organized alphabetically per country (according to Wikipedia)


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76 thoughts on “Complete List of Visa-Free Countries For Philippines Passport Holder (and Visa on Arrivals)

  1. Hi! Im a Filipino Citizen residing in Canada and a holder of permanent resident in Canada, do i need to get VISA to enter ARUBA?

  2. I hold a Philippino passport and have a tourist visa for Australia which requires me to leave Australia every 3 months for a year. Do I need a visa to enter New Zealand if I will be returning to Australia on the next available flight once I get there. (i guess I will be in transit)

    1. yes….definitely. the secret is to secure a NZ visa before traveling to AU. Usually NZ give Multiple entries that is valid for 3 years 🙂

  3. Hi… nice information, can i ask kung ito na ba ung official and complete lists that all Filipino’s can use as travel guide?

  4. I am a holder of a Filipino passport (valid for more than 6 months) and a valid 10-year USA tourist visa. Do I need a tourist visa to Mexico for a stay of less than 10 days? how about short stay less than 6 days in Bermuda, Bahamas and Cayman Islands?

  5. Hi! How are you? By the way, I love your pictures. Im planning to go for a cruise by the end of January and I cant finalise my booking because I have to research for visa in Carribean. Calling embassy takes ages and did not give me definite answer, so I guess you can help me, Please. I live in London but with Philippine passport. Im planning to go to Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, St lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten, Virgin islands, Honduras, and Belize
    Do i need to apply for those visas before travelling for a cruise? I have working visa in UK, schenghen and US visa

  6. Hello, my name is John

    I am a bit confused. When i want to travel from the phillipines to Kosovo, do i need a visa or not.
    Some people say that i don’t need a visa to travel to the Kosovo.

    Best regards,
    John Slydini

    1. Hellow

      I hold Lesotho passport but work in South Africa. Wish to go to Philippines as a tourist. i was told i do not need a visa, instead a visa waiver. How do i get waiver? what are the requirements? How long can i stay in Philippines without passport.

      thank you

  7. Hi good day pop

    Gusto ko sna mag travel sa Malaysia as tourist tour need ko pa ba kumuha ng visa just only for one month ?
    Ano poh mga requirement ang dapat kng kunin ?
    Salamat poh

  8. Hi, Blessed day, Me and my husband who was a Nigerian and I’m a Philippine passport is it possible for me to travel with him from here Hong Kong to Nigeria and then we go to South Africa as well, is rhere anything that we need in getring our visa to travel to this two contries? Hope to hear from you soon thank you so much.

  9. I have a plan going to Dubai for vacation what requirements I need to prepare? Please help me thank you

  10. Hi po ask ko lang po kung ano process ppntang cambodia. First time ko po kasi mag travel ng out of the philippines. Help nmn po.. Kelangan ko po ng guide. Slmat po

    1. From NAIA Immigration you need to present your return ticket, hotel bookings, COE and Company ID upon reaching Cambodia, issuance of visa is upon arrival

  11. Blessings!
    Hi… I would like to travel to Israel to Volunteer in a humanitarian organization. I was hearing that we have maximum of 3 months free tourist visa to Israel, and every month needs to renew the tourist visa. May you assist me in this, and what is your suggestion for the plane ticket, shall I get 30 days only or 3 months?
    Thanks so much!

  12. Do I need a visa to visitthe Turks and Caicos islands? I am s Philippine passport holder bt I live here in Canada.

  13. I am planing to visit Saint Vincent which its a part of the Caribbean Island, I am hoping to gather what do I need to gather to visit that beautiful Island, aside from tickets? do I need to have a documents like income tax basis? please I need your help in this matter…

  14. I’m a Transgender who is engaged to a British guy and planning to travel visa free country and this is my first time to travel as read your blog aside from iterinary ticket back and fort and hotel accommodation and my bank statement how much should be in my bank? And I think I still need to get his information and a letter of invitation? AND of course the immigration still gonna interview me what should I tell them that I travel because I’m gonna meet my fiancee there? Or I’m gonna travel because I want to explore other country? Or do you have idea what to do? What to bring in case? Hope someone will answer my question and thanks in advance

  15. hi good morning po.
    I am planning to go in turkey, what requirements do i need to prepare po and kung ilang months po ako pwedi mag-stay dun. Thank you po, hoping to hear from you soon. God Bless.


      1. Kach, I still don’t know if you read my question, about visiting of Saint Vincent aside from hotel itinerary, or tickets, what else documents or requirements to visit that place Saint Vincent its a part of Caribbean Island. Please naman po paki sagot ng tanong ko?

  16. Hello po ma’am may tanong po ako gusto kot pong pumunta na sengapore. May free visa po ba. At mag kano po ang mabayaran ko nang plaine ticket. If ever maka punta ako pede ba ako mka trabaho doon?
    Please reply me
    God bless you po ma’am

    1. Sorry no idea kapag ang intention ay to work.. pero ang Singapore ay visa-free for Pinoys for 30 days. For flight ticket, check google flights sa date na gusto mong pumunta.

  17. hello,
    i am asking you for indonesia it is a visa free ? i am planning to travel just 7 days vacation what requirements do i need

    plz help

        1. i think your article is great and helpful maybe i was just looking for reply to other questions here that was not answered, but anyway thanks! im proud to see a filipina took time to do and blog like this.

          1. Hello Sungitmuch, seems like you don’t follow our journey! I really want to reply to all the comments but we’re traveling full time and don’t have proper internet! Thanks and hindi ako masungit. if you have questions, I always reply on our facebook page faster.

  18. Question about e-visa for Turkey. It says valid US visa, is it a resident visa or is a valid tourist visa ok?

    I have a valid tourist visa and wondering if I just need e-visa if planning to go to Turkey. Thanks.

  19. Hello Kach,
    I’m in Thailand now. I’m working here. I plan to travel to Armenia.
    I would like to request you to guide me, regarding traveling there…?
    The following are the concerns:
    1. Armenia is Visa-Free. Can I just book a plane ticket from Bangkok to Yerevan and travel there?
    Or, do I have to go to the Armenian Embassy in Bangkok, and apply for an Armenian Visa stamped on my PH Passport?
    2. Does the 120 days Visa Free for PH Passport Holder be really given? or Is there a possibility, that 120 days will be reduced
    to 90 days or even less, by the Armenian Embassy Personnel..?
    I will politely wait for your answer in my email. Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Carolus,

      Regarding your concerns:

      1. Armenia is not Visa-free. It’s Visa on Arrival. I would suggest you apply an e-visa to make things easier. Though it is not difficult to get the visa upon arrival. They will just ask your personal details and the number of days you are staying in Armenia. This will determine the number of days they will give you. Been there last November and they gave me 21 days for a 4-day stay.

      Hope this helps.

  20. Hi – I love your adventures. I follow your blogs. You got me interested in travelling to Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.

    My problem though is I still don’t have visa for Azerbaijan. I already booked my flight and hotel accomodations.

    Will you be so kind to share with me the travel agency who helped process your visa? The closest embassy is in Jakarta and I am hesitant to send my passport because my flight is on Dec 30 and I can’t afford to lose it in transit.

    Hope to hear from you. Regards.

  21. Hi,

    Regarding Taiwan, we have not applied for a VISA for our trip in November yet but is it already confirmed that VISA Free will now be implemented?

  22. Hi Kach and Jon, I’m quite confused as to whether Turks and Caicos is part of the visa free country a Philippine passport holder can visit. I have seen on other web pages that it is part of the list but not on here. Which is which? Please enlighten me on this one as we’re planning for a trip this December.

    Maraming salamat!

  23. Hi! Good day! I’d just like to ask if I’m going to go to Taiwan when the visa free policy starts, what things/documents should I bring to the airport (aside from my passport and return/onward ticket)? I’d be glad to hear from you 🙂

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Written by Kach Umandap

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 151 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she 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 where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. 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.