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Visa-free destinations for Philippine passport holders

Do you love traveling but don’t enjoy applying for a visa? For some Filipinos, visa application can be quite daunting and the process may be laborious. Filling up an application form takes time, the payment can be costly, and waiting for the approval is always nerve-racking. Thus, it’s a lot easier to travel to visa-free countries if you’re traveling internationally for the first time.

However, Philippine passport holders aren’t as limited with options than some people think. The Philippines is now the 76th most powerful passport in the world. You can now visit 67 countries without a visa based on the Henley Passport Index report.

Here’s a list of visa-free countries Philippine passport holders can visit:

Clear blue waters with sting rays in Maldives beach.
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan *
  • Laos
  • Macao
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives *
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal *
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka **
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan *
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste *
  • Vietnam
  • Cape Verde Islands *
  • Comores Islands *
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau *
  • Kenya *
  • Madagascar *
  • Malawi *
  • Mauritania *
  • Mauritius *
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique *
  • Rwanda
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles *
  • Somalia *
  • Tanzania *
  • Togo *
  • Uganda *
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Marshall Islands *
  • Micronesia
  • Niue
  • Palau Islands *
  • Papua New Guinea *
  • Samoa *
  • Tuvalu *
  • Vanuatu
Beautiful and breathtaking scenery of Machu Picchu in Peru in the mountains.
  • Barbados
  • Dominica
  • Haiti
  • St. Lucia *
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago *
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Nicaragua *
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Armenia *
  • Iran *
  • Israel
  • Palestinian Territory

*Visa on Arrival

**Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Philippine passport holders can now travel to more countries without worrying about their visa. Some countries on the list, however, require Visa on Arrival or Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA). Nonetheless, there aren’t as much requirements needed to obtain them.

Visa on Arrival

Different visa stamps on a passport.

Visa on arrival is the type of visa obtained upon arrival in your destination. It is issued after the immigration officer checks your passport and collects any requirement. These may include biometrics (fingerprints), proof of return journey, accommodation booking and proof of sufficient funds.

Electronic Travel Authorisation

Close up of Sri Lanka Immigration stamp on passport.

On the other hand, Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA), is obtained through electronic application. For Philippine passport holders, this is required to visit Sri Lanka. Applicants simply need to fill in and submit an online form, and process the fees electronically. The eTA is granted once application is approved. Upon arrival in the country, a return ticket and proof of sufficient funds are required at the immigration check point.

A camera, Philippine passport and several 500 Philippine peso bills on a laptop keyboard.

The same requirements apply to UK residents with Philippine passports. You can now start planning your travels with your loved ones in the Philippines too. You don’t have to fly back to the Philippines to organise any requirements with them. Through Kabayan Remit, you’d be able to send funds with high exchange rates to your loved ones in minutes. You can now easily plan your travels and book flights together.


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