Visa-Free (and Visa-on-Arrival) Countries For Philippine Passport Holders

I love traveling. It always bums me out when I want to go see a place then I look at the visa exemption list and almost always, my dear country is not on the list. Visas are often expensive. I’ve even traveled once where my visa was more expensive than my actual airfare! But yeah, it is what it is. I can’t really do anything about it. So I’m writing this blog to help my fellow Filipinos check what countries they can visit without visa. Happy Travels! 🙂

First off, here are the types of tourist visas that you need.

  1. VISA-FREE – This means that you don’t need a visa to enter that country but you can only stay within a specific period.
  2. VISA-ON-ARRIVAL – This means you’ll need to get the visa to enter the country when you land at the airport. Sometimes they’ll require a passport-sized photo so just to be safe, always bring a photo with you. Also, VOA usually has visa fees involved so just make sure you check the fees so you’ll have cash to pay for it.
  3. E-VISA – This means that you can apply for the visa online. You’ll probably get a notification and then feel free to print it out.
  4. VISA-REQUIRED – This means you have apply for a visa at the embassy or consulate of the country you’ll be going to. There will be requirements which varies from country to country so make sure to apply with the proper timings in mind.


  • ARMENIA – Visa-on-Arrival, 120 days
  • BRUNEI DARUSSALAMVisa-Free, 14 days
  • CAMBODIAVisa-Free, 21 days
  • HONG KONGVisa-Free, 14 days
  • INDONESIAVisa-Free, 30 days
  • IRANVisa-on-Arrival
  • ISRAELVisa-Free, 30 days
  • KYRGYZSTAN – Visa-on-Arrival, 30 days
  • LAOSVisa-Free, 30 days
  • MACAUVisa-Free, 30 days
  • MALAYSIAVisa-Free, 30 days
  • MALDIVES – Visa-on-Arrival, 30 days
  • MONGOLIA Visa-Free, 21 days
  • MYANMARVisa-Free, 14 days
  • NEPAL – Visa-on-Arrival, 90 days
  • SINGAPOREVisa-Free, 30 days
  • SRI LANKA – Visa-on-Arrival, 30 days
  • TAIWANVisa-free until July 31, 2018
  • TAJIKISTAN – Visa-on-Arrival
  • THAILANDVisa-Free, 30 days
  • TIMOR-LESTE – Visa-on-Arrival
  • VIETNAMVisa-Free, 21 days

North, South, Central America

  • BoliviaVisa-Free, 90 days
  • BrazilVisa-Free, 90 days
  • ColombiaVisa-Free, 90 days can be extended for another 90 days
  • Costa RicaVisa-Free, 30 days
  • DominicaVisa-Free
  • EcuadorVisa-Free
  • HaitiVisa-Free, 3 months
  • Nicaragua – Visa-on-Arrival, 90 days
  • PeruVisa-Free, 183 days
  • SurinameVisa-Free, 90 days
  • Saint Lucia – Visa-on-Arrival, 6 weeks
  • St. Vincent and the GrenadinesVisa-Free, 1 month
  • Trinidad and Tobago – Visa-on-Arrival


  • Benin – Visa-on-Arrival
  • Cape Verde – Visa-on-Arrival
  • Comores Islands – Visa-on-Arrival
  • Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)Visa-Free, 90 days
  • Djibouti – Visa-on-Arrival
  • GambiaVisa-Free, 90 days
  • Guinea-Bissau  Visa-on-Arrival
  • KenyaVisa-Free, 3 months
  • MadagascarVisa-Free, 30 days (free visa on arrival)
  • MalawiVisa-Free, 30 days can be extended to 90 days
  • MauritaniaVisa-on-Arrival
  • MauritiusVisa-Free, 60 days
  • MoroccoVisa-Free, 90 days
  • Mozambique – Visa-Free, 30 days
  • RwandaVisa-Free, 90 days
  • SeychellesVisa-on-Arrival
  • Somalia – Visa-on-Arrival
  • Tanzania – Visa-on-Arrival
  • TogoVisa-on-Arrival, 7 days
  • Uganda – Visa-on-Arrival


  • Cook Islands – Visa-Free
  • FijiVisa-Free, 4 months
  • Marshall IslandsVisa-on-Arrival, 90 days
  • Micronesia – Visa-Free, 30 days
  • Niue – Visa-Free
  • Palau IslandsVisa-on-Arrival, 30 days
  • Papua New GuineaVisa-on-Arrival, 60 days
  • SamoaVisa-on-Arrival, 60 days
  • TuvaluVisa-on-Arrival, 1 month
  • VanuatuVisa-Free, 30 days

I hope this was helpful. Happy Travels! 🙂


Myeongdong Cathedral

Oh the picturesque Myeongdong Cathedral. It’s very beautiful. It’s like this place has its own filter. It is such a lovely place.

Taken by: Elaine Adoptante
Taken at:
Taken on: 9 February 2016
Device Used: Apple Iphone 6/Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II


Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre

This is Harpa concert hall and conference centre in Reykjavík, Iceland. The building features a distinctive colored glass facade. While the exterior is beautiful, the interior is also quite intricate, very sophisticated. I loved it!

Taken by: Elaine Adoptante
Taken at: Harpa Concert Hall & Conference Centre, Reykjavic, Iceland
Taken on: 15 February 2018
Device Used: Apple Iphone 7


Metropol Parasol in Seville

This is Metropol Parasol, a massive wooden structure located in the old quarter of Seville, Spain. This structure truly mesmerized me. It’s was so beautiful! It’s definitely the most beautiful wooden structure that I’ve seen so far. 😍

Taken by: Elaine Adoptante
Taken at: Metropol Parasol in Seville, Spain
Taken on: 11 February 2016
Device Used: GoPro Hero 4 Silver


Beautiful French Jazz Singer

I honestly don’t know who this beautiful French jazz singer is nor do I remember the name of the jazz bar we went to. All I remember is that we had a good night. Me and my friend met this really nice girl in the plane on our way to Paris. My friend took her email address and she invited us for dinner and then went to this nice jazz bar where this lady jazz vocalist was performing. She’s very pretty her voice was quite interesting. But yeah I was looking at my archived photos and saw this. 😍

Taken by: Elaine Adoptante
Taken at: Some underground jazz bar in Paris, France
Taken on: 9 February 2016
Device Used: Apple Iphone 5