Complete List of Visa Free Countries For Philippines Passport Holder
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I hear you and I feel you! Our passport isn’t the strongest but that doesn’t mean we cannot travel the world. Because we CAN! Visa issues are surely not the only puzzle we have to solve if we want to travel. The money, work, and other personal reasons are joining the sinking boat of hope to travel.

But hey, at least we are one step closer to see the beauty of the world we live in. These visa-free countries for Philippines passport holder is a good way to start your around the world trip, even just one at a time.

So far, my Philippines Passport has taken me to 25 countries, from Asia to Europe, back in Asia, then back to Europe, South America, and Africa. Sounds fun isn’t it? It’s possible, that means you can too! >>Find out how I started travelling


There are over 60 countries that we can visit that Philippines passport is visa free. Most are in Asia, Africa, Carribean, Oceania and Pacific Islands, Central and South America. If you have questions regarding visa-free countries for Philippines passport holders, contact me here.

What’s on the list: Visa-Free, Visa-on-Arrival (VOA), eVisa, Use of your visa from another country

Understanding the types of visas

If it’s your first time to travel or have very limited experience, this section will help you understand the types of visas or terminologies that they use.

What is a visa

A visa is an international legal permit proving that the holder is allowed to enter, stay, and leave the country.

Some countries will require you to hold or apply for a visa before you enter their country, while there are countries that they don’t ask you to obtain one. All you need to do is arrive and leave in time to avoid any problems in the future.

What are the visa types

 These are the following visa types or tag used for visas:

VISA FREE – This means that you do not need to apply for a visa for a certain number of days. Make sure that you look up how many days you can only stay. The immigration officer will stamp your passport with the details of your entry and/or exit. Overstaying your visa can lead to a very serious problem. While some countries will require you to show a hotel booking and a flight ticket exiting their country. For Filipinos, many Southeast Asia, African, Central, and South American countries are visa-free.

VISA ON ARRIVAL (VOA) – Visa on arrival means that you can get the visa once you arrive. Now, visa on arrival can be a little tricky, some visa on arrival can only be received if you enter through a specific border point; via air, land, or sea. So, make sure you check this before you booked a ticket. Visa on arrival must be paid when you enter the immigration control after you land. Make sure that you have US Dollars with you all the time.

EVISA – This type of visa can be done online, they can be free or upon a fee. In some cases, you can apply for this in a matter of days before your arrival while others can take up to weeks. You will also be asked to pay through online and submit your data.

VISA REQUIRED – When a visa is required, you either need to apply on the embassy or through a third party depending on the embassy’s policy. A set of documents will be required to be submitted, this is also the visa that can take up from weeks to months to be processed. 


Many countries in Asia can be visited by Filipinos without a visa. Just make sure that you have an onward ticket, hotel booking, and bank certificate ready in case you are asked by the immigration offer. I also shared my immigration experience leaving the Philippines on a tourist visa.

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Member of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)


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  • Hong Kong – 14 days
  • Israel – 90 days (here is how you can extend your Israel Tourist Visa)
  • Iran – 15 days,  must arrive at these airports
  • Macau – 30 days
  • Mongolia – 21 days
  • South Korea – 30 days if arriving on Jeju Island or after visiting South Korea 4 times with visa. (There’s been a speculation that starting 2020, you can enter through Seoul, Incheon, and Busan and stay for five days but your last destination has to be Jeju Island. However, apparently, this hasn’t been signed or implemented. Please don’t make travel plans based on this announcement)
  • Taiwan – 14 days extended until July 2020 or you can apply for a longer visa


  • Armenia – visa on arrival for 120 days
  • Georgia – evisa for 30 days, visa on arrival for 90 if you have valid visa or residence permit from EU/EFTA/GCC, Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, UK, US) – (Your Complete Georgia Visa Guide)
  • India – evisa for 30 days or more, you must apply for an e-Visa – Apply here!
  • Kyrgyzstan – visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Maldives – visa on arrival for 30 days, must show (hotel bookings, proof of financial support and return flight
  • Nepal – visa on arrival for 21 Days
  • Saudi Arabia – if you hold a valid US, UK, CA, and Schengen visa
  • Sri Lanka – evisa for 30 Days, must obtain an Electronic Visa Authorisation
  • Tajikistan – visa on arrival for 45 days
  • Turkey – evisa for 30 days  (only if you have valid visa or residence permit from Schengen Countries, Ireland, UK, and the US) – (Your Complete Turkey Visa Guide) – Apply here
  • Uzbekistan – evisa for 30 days, free transit for 5 days in an international airport but must show an onward ticket – apply for an evisa

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  • Cape Verde Islands – 21 days
  • Cote d’Ivoire – 90 days
  • Comoro– 21 days
  • Morocco – 90 days
  • Rwanda – 90 days
  • Seychelles – 21 days, must show sufficient funds & hotel bookings


  • Djibouti – visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Gambia – visa on arrival, prior clearance from the Immigration is a must
  • Guinea-Bissau – visa on arrival for 90 days
  • Kenya – visa on arrival for 90 days
  • Madagascar – visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Malawi – visa on arrival for 21 days
  • Mauritania – visa on arrival, only available at Nouakchott–Oumtounsy International Airport.
  • Mozambique – visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Senegal – visa on arrival for 30 days, must have an invitation letter
  • Somalia –  visa on arrival for 30 days, an invitation letter from the sponsor must be submitted 2 days before arrival
  • Tanzania – visa on arrival
  • Togo – visa on arrival for 7 days, must have a yellow fever vaccination certificate
  • Uganda – visa on arrival for 90 days at Entebbe Airport
  • Zambia – evisa for 90 days – APPLY HERE

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In Central and South America, many there are many visa free countries for Philippines passport holders. The flight can be expensive but it’s definitely worth it.

Central America / Caribbean


  • Colombia – 90 days, must show an exit ticket and yellow fever vaccination certificate if coming from Brazil, Dominica, Uganda
  • Dominica – 21 days
  • Haiti – 21 days
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 30 days


  • Antigua and Barbuda – evisa, apply online
  • Costa Rica – visitor’s permit on arrival for 30 days
  • Nicaragua – visa on arrival for 90 days
  • Trinidad and Tobago – visa on arrival for TTD 400
  • Saint Lucia – visa on arrival for 6 weeks – ECD 125
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis – evisa $100 for 30 days

South America


  • Bolivia – 90 days
  • Brazil – 90 days
  • Ecuador – 90 days
  • Peru – 183 days
  • Suriname – 90 days



Schengen Tourist Visa
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My second tourist Schengen visa

Unfortunately, there are no European countries without a visa for Filipino, there are a few small countries without visa regulations, however, since they are sandwiched between Schengen countries, they exercise the Schengen rules.


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – must hold a valid visa from the Schengen States
  • Croatia –  must hold a valid visa from the Schengen States
  • Liechtenstein – 30 days visa free, must hold a valid visa from the Schengen States
  • Kosovo – visa exempted  only if you hold a valid Schengen residence permit or multi-entry Schengen Visa
  • Romania – must hold a valid visa from the Schengen States
  • Serbia – Free visa ONLY if you hold a valid UK, US, and Schengen Visa




These countries are basically our neighbour, there is a pretty good number of visa free countries for Filipinos in this part of the world. Make sure that you check the flight prices first because it can be expensive. Not many people go here, therefore, you can be sure that it’s not as a tourist as other parts of the world.


  • Cook Islands – 31 days
  • Fikji – 120 days
  • Mirconesia – 30 days
  • Nauru – 30 days
  • Niue – 30 days
  • Vanuatu – 30 days


  • Fiji –  visitor’s permit on arrival for 120 days
  • Marshall Islands – visa on arrival for 90 Days, VOA
  • Palau – visa on arrival for 30 days
  • Papua New Guinea – visa on arrival for 60 days, must arrive at Port Moresby and Rabaul airport and must show an exit ticket
  • Pitcairn Islands – visa on arrival for 14 days
  • Samoa – visitor’s permit on arrival for 60 days, must show an onward ticket
  • Tuvalu – visitor’s permit on arrival 30 days, must show an exit ticket

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TIPSOnward flight tickethotel bookings, and questions about your purpose for travel will be asked. Just be honest and confident. Wear a big smile.

Note: Please check online or get in touch with the embassy to know if other specific requirements before making any booking of flight or hotel.

I hope you find this list of Philippines passport visa free countries for Filipinos useful and I hope that even there are limited countries that Filipino can don’t need a visa, you will still pursue travelling and seeing the world. if you have any questions regarding this article, let me know in the comment section below.


A Mary Road is not responsible for any situation where the reader was denied admittance to the above-listed countries. Please refer to our Disclosure. We advise you to always double-check visa information as they change quite often to avoid any hassles.

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Mary is the founder of amaryroad and one of the experts when it comes to travelling in Southeast Asia. Mary has been travelling around the world since 2013, she have extensively travelled and lived in Southeast Asian countries. She also has been featured in popular publications in the Philippines such as GMA Network, When in Manila, and Tripzilla. Today, Mary continues her round-the-world trip with no final destination. She travels in her own terms and tries to build her own world whilst pushing herself into every corner of life, breaking limit beyond her capabilities.


  1. Hi Mary,

    Several years ago, I was travelling from Zambia to Mozambique. Since there was no direct flight, I had to transit via Johannesburg, So. Africa. However, I was denied boarding in Zambia. According to the immigration in Zambia, I must have a South African visa even I’m only in transit. Visa on arrival in Mozambique will not help if transiting thru So. Africa.

    I find this strange and very inconvenient. Is there a way to determine the visa requirements of certain countries for pax in transit?

    Thank you,
    Tito Gonzaga

    • Hello Tito,

      I do find it strange too, if you are transiting only and not crossing the immigration office, you should be able to connect in South Africa. I found this info on VFS:

      In situations like this, I always find it best to contact the Embassies of the countries I’m transiting through and get an email printed as proof.

      Unfortunately, I don’t know any sites that focuses on transit visa information but I’ll keep an eye and add it on this comment thread.

  2. Good day Mary, Iam a Ph passport holder traveling to Timor-Leste on January 24 2020, will be arriving at President Nicolau Lobato International Airport, I would like to ask if visa on arrival is available for me at the airport and if need to secure Visa application authorization prior to arrival. Thank you!

  3. I think it would be helpful if the cost of visas for the countries that require them for Philippine passport holders be included in your information.

    I am also curious to know if the costs of an Australian and New Zealand visas for a Philippine passport holder are cheaper if you apply in the Philippines versus if you apply in the United States as a green card holder,

    Thank you.

    • Hi Albert,

      Thanks for the feedback, the costs of visas changes very often, also the prices depends on a few things like the number of entries, type of visa, and validity, to name a few, sometimes the prices for the minor is also different. Adding prices can lead to more confusion.

      I’m not sure about the prices of visas to Australia and New Zealand if applying in the US, however, the Australian tourist visa if you apply in the Philippines is AUD$140 and NZ tourist visa is USD$165. Perhaps you can compare these information to the prices in the US. If you are applying through the Embassy, often, the prices are the same.

      Hope this helps.


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