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2020 Visa-Free Countries for Filipinos

If you dream of travelling the world, start at these visa-free countries for Filipinos. This is a strategic move to build up your travel history so you can eventually set foot on visa-required countries. Trust me, it paved the way for me to get my South Korea visa.

Prepare your Philippine passport and jet off to these destinations that are visa-free for Filipino travellers! We categorised them according to continents who it’ll be easier for you to check and prioritise the countries you plan to travel to in the future.

Also read: Korean Visa without ITR — Here’s How I Successfully Did It!

Visa-free countries in Asia

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A temple in Thailand

Southeast Asia

  • Brunei Darussalam = 14 days
  • Cambodia = 30 days
  • Indonesia = 30 days
  • Laos = 30 days
  • Malaysia = 30 days
  • Singapore = 30 days
  • Thailand = 30 days
  • Vietnam = 21 days

Other parts of Asia

  • Hainan, China = 15 days
  • Hong Kong, China = 14 days
  • Macao, China = 30 days
  • Kazakhstan = 30 days
  • Israel = 90 days
  • Myanmar = 14 days
  • Mongolia = 21 days
  • Jeju Island, South Korea = 30 days
  • Taiwan* = 14 days

*Note: Taiwan extends its visa free trial for Filipinos until July 2020. Read the official announcement here.

Visa-free countries in Africa

visa free countries for filipinos
A souk in Chefchaouen, Morocco
  • Côte d’Ivoire = 90 days
  • Gambia = 90 days
  • Morocco = 90 days
  • Rwanda = 90 days

Visa-free countries in the Americas

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Machu Picchu in Peru

North America

  • Dominica = 21 days
  • Haiti = 90 days
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines = 30 days
  • Costa Rica = 90 days

South America

  • Bolivia = 90 days
  • Brazil = 90 days
  • Colombia = 180 days
  • Ecuador = 90 days
  • Peru = 183 days
  • Suriname = 90 days

Visa-free countries in Oceania

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A beach in Cook Islands
  • Cook Islands = 31 days
  • Fiji = 120 days
  • Micronesia = 30 days
  • Niue = 30 days
  • Vanuatu = 30 days

Visa on arrival countries for Filipinos

visa on arrival countries for filipinos
Mountains in Kyrgyzstan

A visa on arrival means you can enter the territory with a visa application at the port of entry. Depending on the destination, you might be asked by the immigration to show some documents other than your passport. These could be your return flights, accommodation bookings, invitation letter, and other proofs of sufficient funds.

Visa on arrival countries in Asia

  • Armenia = 120 days
  • Iran = 30 days
  • Kyrgyzstan = 30 days
  • Maldives = 30 days
  • Nepal = 90 days
  • Sri Lanka = 30 days
  • Timor-Leste = 30 days

Visa on arrival countries in Africa

  • Benin = 30 days
  • Cape Verde
  • Comoros = 45 days
  • Guinea-Bissau = 90 days
  • Kenya = 90 days
  • Madagascar = 90 days
  • Malawi = 90 days
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius = 60 days
  • Mozambique = 30 days
  • Seychelles = 90 days
  • Senegal = 90 days
  • Somalia = 30 days
  • Tanzania = 90 days
  • Togo = 7 days
  • Uganda

Visa on arrival countries in the Americas

  • Nicaragua = 90 days
  • Saint Lucia = 42 days
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Visa on arrival countries in Oceania

  • Marshall Islands = 90 days
  • Palau = 30 days
  • Papua New Guinea = 60 days
  • Samoa = 60 days
  • Tuvalu = 30 days

e-Visa countries for Filipinos

e-visa countries for filipinos
Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi, Georgia

e-Visas are electronic visas you need to apply prior to your travel dates. Depending on the country, e-Visas could be free or with certain fees.

  • Djibouti = 31 days
  • Ethiopia = 90 days
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • India = 60 days
  • Lesotho
  • Qatar
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Tajikistan= 45 days
  • Uzbekistan = 30 days
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Travel tips

  1. Make sure that your Philippine passport has at least 6 months validity before travelling. Yes, this applies to all your international travels including these visa-free countries for Filipinos.
  2. Prepare to show proof of flight tickets, hotel bookings, sufficient funds, invitation letters, and other travel documents depending on country of destination.
  3. Countries may change their visa policies from time to time, so double check their official websites before you travel.
  4. Research about your destination country before your scheduled trip. Know their customs, traditions, and laws. You don’t want to experience culture shock and inconveniences when the time comes.

We hope you find this list of visa-free countries for Filipinos handy. So, have you decided on your next travel destination? We recommend you start somewhere near the Philippines first. Build your travel history in Southeast Asia, then to Asia, then to the rest of the world. You’ll find yourself travelling across the world in no time.

Sources: WikipediaVisaHQ.ph