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Visa-Free Entry for Chinese Nationals to the Philippines
Good news for businessmen and tourists from China to the Philippines! The Bureau of Immigration recently loosened the restriction for Chinese nationals to enter the Philippines without visas and remain for seven days.
As of now, the only foreign nationals allowed into the Philippines without visas for three weeks are citizens of the nine other member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) i.e. Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Brunei.
The new immigration rules has exempted from the visa requirement the citizens of China with valid visas issued by the United States, Japan, Australia, Canada or the European Union.
Note: Filipinos need to secure Visa from Chinese Embassy prior to going to China. Visa-free travel, rather Visa on entry, is only valid for travel to Hong Kong and Macau.