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Where a Philippine passport means a visa-free visit

PhilStar Global logo PhilStar Global 1/11/2018 Gaea Katreena Cabico

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine passport holders can travel to 63 countries without visa, according to the 2018 Henley Passport Index.

The latest annual rankings for the world's most powerful passports showed that the Philippine passport ranked 72nd out of the 199 passports in the index. It shared the spot with Azerbaijan, Cape Verde, Indonesia and Cuba.

The country, moreover, placed sixth alongside Indonesia in the Southeast Asian region.

Philippine passport holders can enjoy travelling to 17 countries and territories in Asia, 20 in Africa, 10 in Oceania, five in Caribbean, eight in the Americas and three in the Middle East.

They, however, need to secure visa to enter 153 countries and territories—14 in Asia, 40 in Europe, 37 in Africa, 11 in Oceania, 20 in Caribbean, 17 in the Americas and 14 in the Middle East.

International outbound travels by residents of the Philippines are estimated at 3.4 million in 2016 and are expected to grow by an average of 4.4 percent per year to reach 4.3 million trips by 2021.

Planning your next travel abroad? Determine if the country you want to visit can be accessed with or without visa.

Countries with visa-free access

Asia

  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • Indonesia
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Macao (China)
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Vietnam

Africa

  • Cape Verde Islands
  • Comores Islands
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Gambia
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Somalia
  • St. Helena
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda

Oceania

International outbound travels by residents of the Philippines are estimated at 3.4 million in 2016 and are expected to grow by an average of 4.4 percent per year to reach 4.3 million trips by 2021. Presidential Communications Operations Office/Released, File © Philstar.com International outbound travels by residents of the Philippines are estimated at 3.4 million in 2016 and are expected to grow by an average of 4.4 percent per year to reach 4.3 million trips by 2021. Presidential Communications Operations Office/Released, File

  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Niue
  • Palau Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu

Caribbean

  • Dominica
  • Haiti
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Americas

  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Ecuador
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru
  • Suriname

Middle East

  • Armenia
  • Iran
  • Israel

Countries where visas are required

Asia

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • North Korea
  • Pakistan
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan

Europe

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia (FYROM China)
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Serbia Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

Africa

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Republic)
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Mayotte
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Reunion
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tunisia
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Oceania

  • American Samoa
  • Australia
  • French Polynesia
  • Guam
  • Kiribati
  • Nauru
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Caribbean
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire; St. Eustatius and Saba
  • British Virgin Island
  • Cayman
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Dominican Republic
  • French West Indies
  • Grenada
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • Puerto Rico
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Maarten
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • US Virgin Islands

Americas

  • Argentina
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • El Salvador
  • Falkland Islands
  • French Guiana
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Middle East

  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Georgia
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen

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