Here is the updated list of visa-free countries for Philippine passport holders in 2022, recently released by the annual Henley Passport Index.
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Visa free countries for the Philippines in 2022
|Visa-Free Access||Visa on Arrival||eTA Travel||Duration of Stay|
|Fiji||✓||up to 4 months|
|Micronesia||✓||up to 30 days|
|Papua New Guinea*||✓||up to 60 days|
|The Marshall Islands*||✓||up to 90 days|
|Vanuatu||✓||up to 30 days|
|Armenia*||✓||up to 120 days, eligible for eVisa|
|Iran*||✓||up to 30 days|
|Israel||✓||up to 3 months|
|Barbados||✓||up to 90 days|
|Dominica||✓||up to 21 days|
|Haiti||✓||up to 3 months|
|St. Lucia*||✓||Up to 6 weeks|
|St. Vincent and the Grenadines||✓||up to 1 month|
|Trinidad and Tobago*||✓||Up to 1 month|
|Cambodia||✓||up to 30 days|
|Hong Kong (SAR China)||✓||up to 14 days|
|Indonesia||✓||up to 30 days|
|Kyrgyzstan*||✓||up to 1 month, Manas International Airport point of entry|
|Laos||✓||up to 30 days|
|Macao (SAR China)||✓||up to 30 days|
|Malaysia||✓||up to 30 days|
|Mongolia||✓||up to 21 days|
|Myanmar||✓||up to 14 days, eligible for eVisa valid for 28 days|
|Nepal*||✓||up to 90 days|
|Pakistan**||✓||indefinite with eTA for business purposes|
|Singapore||✓||up to 30 days|
|Sri Lanka**||✓||up to 30 days|
|Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)||✓||up to 14 days|
|Thailand||✓||up to 30 days|
|Timor-Leste*||✓||up to 30 days|
|Vietnam||✓||up to 21 days, eligible for eVisa valid for 30 days|
|Bolivia||✓||up to 90 days|
|Brazil||✓||up to 90 days|
|Colombia||✓||up to 90 days, extendable for another 90 days|
|Costa Rica||✓||up to 30 days on arrival, extendable up to 90 days|
|Nicaragua*||✓||up to 90 days|
|Peru||✓||up to 183 days|
|Suriname||✓||up to 90 days|
|Cape Verde Islands*||✓|
|Cote d’Ivoire||✓||up to 90 days|
|Madagascar*||✓||up to 90 days|
|Malawi*||✓||up to 30 days, extendable up to 90 days|
|Mauritius*||✓||up to 60 days|
|Morocco||✓||up to 90 days|
|Mozambique*||✓||up to 30 days|
|Rwanda||✓||up to 90 days|
|Senegal||✓||up to 90 days|
|Tanzania*||✓||up to 3 months|
|The Comoro Islands*||✓||up to 45 days|
|The Gambia||✓||up to 90 days, entry clearance may be required|
What is Visa-Free Access travel?
Visa-Free access travel means traveling without a visa. When arriving in a foreign country, you only need to show your passport, travel ticket and related documents.
However, if you want to stay longer, it’s time you apply for a visa.
What is Visa-on-Arrival travel?
Visa-on-Arrival is different from a regular visa. As suggested by the name, it’s when you apply for a visa when you arrive at your foreign destination.
Instead of applying at an Embassy, you only need to present your documents to the immigration officer when you arrive. Unlike regular visa applications that take days or weeks, visa-on-arrival visas only take a few hours to process.
This type of visa may also require you to apply online first. Additionally, you need to prepare all the documents you need to present to the immigration officer.
Some of these documents are usually those that prove you have enough financial resources for your trip, accommodation, travel health insurance, and that you’ll leave before your visa expires.
What is eVisa?
An eVisa can be applied for and processed entirely online and acts the same way as any other visa.
Since it can be applied online, it is more hassle-free, processed quickly, and usually approved in a matter of days.
How to get an eVisa?
First off, make sure that your destination country offers an eVisa. After that, simply fill out their online application form with all the necessary information and wait for approval through your email.
What is eTA travel?
An eTA (electronic Travel Authorization) is not an eVisa.
This is because an eTA is valid for nationals of a country under the destination’s Visa Waiver Program (or related programs). It can be applied for online and is processed much quicker than a visa or other types of travel document.
eTAs are not usually available in many countries, unlike eVisas. However, what makes eTAs more advantageous is that it is often valid for a long period of time and allows the bearer multiple entries into the destination.
On the other hand, eVisas can only be used for a single entry and are valid usually for 30 to 60 days.
How to get an eTA?
Just like with an eVisa, identify if your destination country/territory is offering eTA services. Then, visit the official eTA application website, fill out all the forms, and wait for approval.
- For Sri Lanka eTA application official website, click here.
- For Pakistan eTA application official website, click here.
We hope that this list of updated visa-free countries for Philippine passport holders in 2022 is able to help you plan your new adventures this year. Safe travels! – WhatALife!