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Countries that Filipinos Can Visit Without a Tourist Visa

By on Aug 30, 2008 in Travel | 595 comments

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Most Filipinos would love to travel outside the Philippines especially when a travel visa is not required. There are less than 40 countries Filipinos can visit and most of these are the neighboring countries in Southeast Asia, some countries in South America, and in South Africa. If you are a Philippine passport holder, check out below the updated list of countries that are visa-free with conditions posted next to the name of the country.

(Updated June 2, 2011)

Countries in Asia

Country No. of days allowed Official Webpage
Embassy Phone Numbers in the Philippines
Brunei Up to 14 days none found +63-2-816-2836
+63-2-816-2837
Cambodia Up to 21 days Homepage +63-2-818-9981
+63-2-810-1896
Hong Kong Up to 14 days Visa requirement page (See Table)
Indonesia Up to 30 days Visa exemption page +63-2-892-5061
Israel Up to 90 days Visa exemption PDF +63-2-894-0441
+63-2-894-0443
Laos Up to 30 days Exemption table +63-2-852-5759
+63-2-852-5979
Macau Up to 30 days Visa free countries webmaster@macau-embassy.org (US)
Malaysia Up to 30 days Requirement table (632) 864 0761 To 68
Mongolia Up to 21 days List of countries with no visa esyam@mongolianembassy.us
Singapore Up to 30 days Philippines is not listed in the countries requiring entry visa 63-(2)-856 9922
Thailand Up to 30 days Visa-fee exemptions page 63-(2)-815-4221
Vietnam Up to 21 days Visa exemption page 63-(2)-525 283763-(2)-521 6843

Countries in South America

Country No. of days allowed Official Webpage
Embassy Phone Numbers in the Philippines
Bolivia Up to 30 days Info page (Spanish) None
Brazil 90 days Exemption List +63-2-845-3651
+63-2-845-3654
+63-2-845-3655
+63-2-845-3662
+63-2-845-3668
+63-917-574-4513
Colombia Up to 90 days List of exempted countries (Filipinas) +63-2-911-3101
Ecuador 90 days Embassy in US homepage +63-2-8700-100
Peru Up to 183 days See Filipinas +63-2-813-8731
+63-2-813-8732
+63-2-813-8733
Suriname Up to 90 days Check the list at the bottom esuriname@covad.net (US)

Countries in Africa

Country No. of days allowed Official Webpage
Embassy Phone Numbers in the Philippines
Morocco Up to 90 days Visa application page (see countries that do no need a visa) Consulate Office+63-8191686
+63-8866178
+63-8896170
+63-8896181
Saint Helena Up to 90 days none found was@minbuza.nl (US)
Seychelles Up to 30 days US website 63-(2)-631-6075
Tuvalu Up to 90 days Consulate of Tuvalu on Singapore tuvalu@onecommonwealth.org (US)

Countries in North America

Country No. of days allowed Official Webpage
Embassy Phone Numbers in the Philippines
Costa Rica Up to 30 days Country list (click Philippines) +63-2-818-6740
+63-2-816-7851
Haiti Up to 90 days Embassy of Haiti in US embassy@haiti.org (US)
Saint Vincent Grenadines Up to 30 days Website mail@embsvg.com (US)

Country in Europe

Country No. of days allowed Official Webpage
Embassy Phone Numbers in the Philippines
Kosovo Unlimited for valid passport Site of embassy in the US embassy.usa@ks-gov.net (US)

Countries in Oceania

Country No. of days allowed Official Webpage
Embassy Phone Numbers in the Philippines
Fiji Up to 120 days Visitor visa page (see exemptions) +852-375-1618 (Hong Kong)
Micronesia Up to 21 days Country list of requirements (202) 223-4383 (US)
Nauru Up to 30 days none found none found
Niue Up to 30 days none found none found
Palau Up to 30 days US embassy website +63-2-817-9666
Pitcairn Islands Up to 14 days (entry permit of $30) Information admin@pitcairn.gov.pn (New Zealand)
Samoa Up to 60 days none found no contact info found
Tuvalu Up to 90 days Consulate of Tuvalu on Singapore tuvalu@onecommonwealth.org (US)

 

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595 Comments

  1. joan marie

    October 29, 2011

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    hi po..gusto ko lng po mag tanong kung ano po ba ang kylngan ng imigration saten kung gusto ko po mag punta ng hongkong sa loob ng 3 araw..maraming salamat po…

    • bea

      November 30, 2011

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      were a same question…kala ko madali lang magpunta ng bangkok thailand,sabi nga nila u can visit there without visa,pero bakit po pagdating ng immigration e’ di po ako pinatuloy pag alis? kasama ko po boyfriend kung forienger…. hfffffffffffmmmmmmmmmmm!!!! realy bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i so realy upset about this thing!!!!!!!!!

          • roxie

            January 14, 2012

            i just went to HK last June of 2011..we had no problem going there, though some of the passengers that were supposed to board for HK did not make it through the embassy..i think it depends on the supporting papers that u will present to them..they asked me about my purpose in going there, work here, some id’s and the money i will bring..lucky for me that i made it through the embassy..some of my friends say that the embassy here is even more strict that the embassy in HK..weird but true..i’m planning for my next travel destination..and i hope there will be no problem too.

          • john paul

            February 15, 2012

            tama been in thailand, macau, and hongkong no visa required aman…

      • piset chann

        March 24, 2012

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        Kasi gustong magkapera yung immigration officer et al. wala kang sinabi kung bakit di ka pinaalis…as a tourist you have the right to travel anywhere basta di kailangan ang visa…

      • ann

        April 5, 2012

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        been to Bangkok Thailand with my foreign bf too, he went there first, then sumunod ako, the problem is at first, immigration here in the Phil. did not allow me, The fact that We have our hotel reservation, and I can show them enough found (show money), still they want a proof na bf ko nga yung nag aantay sakin sa bangkok, Luckily, because of desperation and I know I have the rights to travel, I argued with them, and hindi ako umalis ng embassy though they are saying I cant go anymore.. At the end, I won and they let me pass, I was the last passanger to take a sit in the airplane, kala ko naiwan na ako.. And this is only happening here in the Phil. Been to hongkong also then from Hongkong I went straight in Singapore, and they did not even asked me a single question, as long as I have hotel reservation..

      • alma

        April 10, 2012

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        hi miss bea, ask ko lng po kung sa clark pampangga kau mgdedepart papuntang thailand sna kau ng bf mo. kc sbe ng mga friends ko madalas daw tlga cla ng ooff board ng mga passenger jan lalo n kpg hnd ksama bf.

    • sheng

      January 3, 2012

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      I’ve been to hongkong Jan.2010, u just need to pay tax nothing else, no need for visa.

    • kate

      September 21, 2012

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      kung 3 days lang it means tour ka lang. so dpat meron kang proof na mag tour ka lang talaga. the reason bakit mahigpit ang HK is because of drug carriers. ung iba nman hndi n bumabalik ng pinas, nag TNT na. so dpat may proof ka n mag tour ka lng tlga for 3 days. like return ticket or booking sa hotel, or itenerary like gsto mo pumuntang HK disneyland. ^_^ this is based on my experienced. goodluck :0

  2. dunna

    October 29, 2011

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    hi rhea! iam a filipina working in italy..do you have any idea what are the requirements needed for tourist visa to US?
    thanks!

  3. Jasmin

    October 30, 2011

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    If you have a Filipino passport you need a visa to enter USA. Go to US Visa website to get the list of requirements and procedure.

  4. beam

    November 6, 2011

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    hi! i have filipino passport do i need transit visa for paris and amsterdam to go to morocco? i will only stay at the airport my airlines is klm.

  5. Angeles City Pages

    November 8, 2011

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    Nice blog. I got a lot of good data. I’ve been following this technology for awhile. It’s interesting how it keeps changing, yet some of the core components remain the same. Have you seen much change since Google made their latest acquisition in the domain?

  6. April

    November 8, 2011

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    I traveling with Filipino passport with Canadian visa to Canada via Tokoyo to Newark, Liberty then Toronto. Do I need a US visa for while in transit to USA. I won’t be leaving the airport, just a lay-over for the next flight.

    • reah

      November 9, 2011

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      I don’t think you do. As I know, there is what we call transit visa. But I know this is for people who will leave the airport and stay in the United States before going to the next destination, so you don’t need this..
      If you are really anxious about it, read more about transit visa here: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_4383.html

      You can contact the US embassy in your current country if you are still doubtful.

  7. khalid

    December 1, 2011

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    please i from morocco and i want to travel to phillipine what can i do i need your help about this

    thanks to answer me

  8. Jay Edmund

    December 5, 2011

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    Hi !

    India has and is growing big in every industry found there and as such, many types of services are now required especially in the affluent sectors such as in the Indian flim Industries to name a few.

    In this regard, services in the entertainment sectors are fast becoming of great demand especially in the massage and escort areas where one can expect to make about five thousand Singapore dollars a month after expenses with ease.

    Therefore, If any Phillipinas are interested in checking this out, are most welcome to contact me to gain access to these sectors.

  9. Hanel joy

    December 8, 2011

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    Hello rhea,
    Thus anybody help or advice me here?
    can u help me pls,i need to know some important info if u have,since ang hirap tlga ma contact ang embassy ng portugal sa jkarta indonesia,
    i need to go to portugal to be with MyHusband.i do still need medical certificate for applying tourist visa sa portugal?or pra lng ito sa working visa,and if i need it,alam nyo po ba if ano mga accredited clinic or hospital nila?and do i need to authenticate it in red ribbon?pls advise me more or less 3 years na kmi ng husband ko nagproprocess,or i do need to apply in person dun sa portugal embassy in jkarta?wat do i need to go there just passport or i will still go to indonesia embassy here in phil to comply any requirement?pls advice me thank you so much Godbless!

    • Luca

      January 7, 2012

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      i dont think there is a good diplomatic relationship between indonesia and portugal(bec of east timor). portugal is belong to schengen countries so you can apply to any countries that belong to schengen.

  10. Hanel joy

    December 11, 2011

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    Hello rhea,
    Do anybody help or advice me here?
    can u help me pls,i need to know some important info if u have,since ang hirap tlga ma contact ang embassy ng portugal sa jkarta indonesia,
    i need to go to portugal to be with MyHusband.i do still need medical certificate for applying tourist visa sa portugal?or pra lng ito sa working visa,and if i need it,alam nyo po ba if ano mga accredited clinic or hospital nila?and do i need to authenticate it in red ribbon?pls advise me more or less 3 years na kmi ng husband ko nagproprocess,or i do need to apply in person dun sa portugal embassy in jkarta?wat do i need to go there just passport or i will still go to indonesia embassy here in phil to comply any requirement?pls advice me thank you so much Godbless!
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  11. Gene

    December 17, 2011

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    hi there! how come i can’t click the Like button on this page? and FB won’t let me share the link on my wall for some reason. i would really love to share this article. many thanks reah!

  12. sheng

    January 3, 2012

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    Hi Ms. Rhea,
    I just want to ask what is the updated visa free country list? Because im trying to find a country/state that is near/just few hrs flight or drive from west viriginia, but it should be visa free for pilipino passport holder?Please if u know something let me know. Thank you Ms.Rhea.

  13. Pungi

    January 4, 2012

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    Hi there Reah
    I am a Canadian citizen and would like to have my Filipino fiancé travel with me in Canada and the USA. What are the visa requirements for both countries and how long will it take to process in Manila or any other nearby city? Thanks

  14. Michelle Lucero

    January 7, 2012

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    Thank you for a very accurate information on countries not requiring a Visa..I’ve been searching High and Low for this info and thank God your site was here..

    Godbless and more power!

    ^__^

  15. Joava

    January 29, 2012

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    hello Rhea,, ah gusto sana malaman kong this website work talagang pewdeng mag punta nang brazil without visa passport lang talaga?

    • reah

      February 1, 2012

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      Contact the embassy of Brazil if you really want to make sure.

      +63-2-845-3651
      +63-2-845-3654
      +63-2-845-3655
      +63-2-845-3662
      +63-2-845-3668
      +63-917-574-4513

      And this website is an official site from the consulate of Brazil:
      http://www.brazilsf.org/visa_by_country.htm, so contact them, since the information is coming from the government itself

  16. Xmark

    February 4, 2012

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    Costa Rica is way down in south America. same goes with haiti and saint vincent. The only countries in north America are Canada and USA. And both requires visa for Philippine passport holders

  17. mayllames

    February 6, 2012

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    Hi hello,
    I just want to ask you about applying tourist visa in australia.and what are the requirements needed for tourist visa.thanks

  18. flo

    February 9, 2012

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    Hi! Does anyone knows what are the requirements of going to Thailand. At the moment i’m here in Dubai and i want to visit a friend in Thailand. Thanks!

  19. in

    February 17, 2012

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    Hi po ms. Rhea ask lang if how much show money is required po when travelling thailand for 2-3weeks.ty

  20. fay hak

    February 17, 2012

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    the truth is south east asian countries like Phil, thailand, malaysia ,singapore, indonesia brunei, vietnam , cambodia burma etc dont need visa from each country, you dont need visa to go to these countries above because these countries have agreement. thats sad that u were treated like that. next time u tell them that u are not required. faith

  21. fabrice

    February 25, 2012

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    hello,
    My pinay gf plan to go Morroco where we will meet.
    I am french,so it is easy for me to meet there.
    Do you think she will have problems to travel there?
    Thanks in advance for your answer.
    Fabrice

  22. jia

    February 29, 2012

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    i want to know required documents for visa application in australia..and what about in south korea?

  23. LOrraine

    March 4, 2012

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    HI, just wanna ask, im living in singapore with my family and planning to go to US for 2 weeks visit, should i need to go back to philippines to apply a visa or i can apply it here in singapore?My husband is from US and we just had a baby last dec 25..

    • kate

      September 21, 2012

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      do u have a singaporean passport? if u have it’s easier for u to apply a visa for US. I am also pinay ang i am living here in US now

  24. pamela b.

    March 11, 2012

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    Hi,

    this is a very interesting and useful info. i’ve been trying to google info but couldnt find it.maybe you can help me or direct me to a site with my quesiton. If I am a US h1b visa holder and i want to take a cruise to italy, spain, coratia and greece. do you know if i still need a visa for each country? any info would be much appreciated. thanks :-)

    • kate

      September 21, 2012

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      no need to have a visa for each country as it’s all part of europe. But yes, u have to have a visa to enter europe. the h1b wont work unless u have a stable job in the US, show money, and a letter of invitation from your family or friends in europe.

  25. Julie

    March 12, 2012

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    I’m a Canadian working and living in Hong Kong with my Filipino fiancé and our daughter. We are planning to visit Canada this summer for 4 – 6 weeks. Is it difficult to get a visa? How long does it take? Do we just apply for a tourist visa for him, our daughter has a Canadian passport. Any advice how to go about this. It looks so complicated when I searched for the application. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Take care.

  26. Isabella

    March 19, 2012

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    Why Cuba is not included? Visa is not needed, only a permit entry of which the airline/ travel agency will provide you with. When arriving Cuba, you can ask them not to stamp your passport.
    When in South America, flights from Peru, Panama, or Venezuela and other nearby countries are available. Need not go to countries asking visa even for transit, ie Mexico

  27. Red

    April 1, 2012

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    Hi there!

    Anybody knows kung san po may visa assistance papuntang Taiwan at Japan as tourist lang po. I have a foreigner bf gusto nya isama ako mag travel for vacation ng ilang araw lang kaso he got upset when he learned na hindi basta basta makakapunta ng iba ibang bansa. Sabi ko ganun talaga ewan ko nga ba. Hay! Tulong naman po please? Thanks in advance!:)

    • kate

      September 21, 2012

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      hi girl.. yung mga travel agencies matutulungan ka nila. kumuha ka ng package tour. :) this is based on my experienced. medyo mahirap pumasok ng japan kasi need ng visa pero ung mga travel agencies makakatulong syo

  28. wendy

    April 8, 2012

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    Hi Ms. Rhea, I am planning to have a tour in Hanoi, Vietnam. Aside from no visa requirement for Filipinos, may i ask what possible documents do i need to prepare during the travel. My passport is already ready. Can i buy ticket straight (of course presenting my passport) , just to make there will be no problem on my travel. Looking forward hearing from u soon. Big thanks.

    • reah

      April 12, 2012

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      Yes, you can buy your round trip tickets and reserve a hotel room during your stay. If you want further information, just call 63-(2)-525 283763-(2)-521 6843.

    • reah

      April 15, 2012

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      Please call this number ((632) 5216843) for more information (embassy of Vietnam in the Philippines)

      Most of the time, you have to also show your itinerary or hotel reservations. You should also have round-trip tickets.

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