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List of Countries with Visa-free Entry to the Philippines
Here's an updated list of countries whose nationals can freely enter the Philippines visa-free or rather visa on arrival taken from the latest post from the Department Of Foreign Affairs
LIST OF COUNTRIES ALLOWED VISA-FREE ENTRY
GUIDELINES ON THE ENTRY OF TEMPORARY VISITORS TO THE PHILIPPINES
Nationals from countries listed below who are traveling to the Philippines for business and tourism purposes are allowed to enter the Philippines without visas for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) days, provided they hold valid tickets for their return journey to port of origin or next port of destination and their passports valid for a period of at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated period of stay. However, Immigration Officers at ports of entry may exercise their discretion to admit holders of passports valid for at least sixty (60) days beyond the intended period of stay.
Nationals from the following countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a
period of stay of thirty (30) days or less:
Antigua and Barbuda
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Korea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
United Republic of Tanzania
United States of America
*The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding
fifty-nine (59) days:
1. Holders of Brazil passports; and
2. Holders of Israel passports
The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding fourteen
1. Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative (SAR) passports
2. Holders of Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) passports
The following are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for a stay not exceeding seven (7) days:
1. Holders of Portuguese Passports issued in Macao
2. Holders of Hong Kong British passports.
Nationals who are subjects of deportation/blacklist orders of the Department and the Bureau of Immigration shall not be admitted to the Philippines. Further inquiries may be addressed to the Visa Division (Telephone numbers:556-0000 and ask the operator to connect you to Visa Division), Department of Foreign Affairs, 2330 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City or to any Philippine Embassy or Consulate abroad.