Visa Free Countries para sa Lakwatserong Pinoy (o Lakwatserang Pinay)

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What keeps you from grabbing that airfare promo? You know you want it, why don’t you get it? The most common answer one would get is: Hassle kumuha ng visa!

The Pinoy passport ranks 69th in the world for free entries. This can greatly discourage a first-time traveler from making an effort to apply for a visa in countries that require one. Only the promise of an employment or a family member pledging to pay for your tour can encourage you to step out and apply for that elusive permit to travel.

Oh but it doesn’t have to be that way. If we are to take things from a wider perspective, our Philippine passports give us free access to postcard-worthy islands and beaches, provinces rich in history and culture, centuries-old temples, flea markets and endless food trips in Southeast Asian countries. Places, sites, and experiences that other passport holders may need to pay dearly for to visit. Isn’t that good news? Sure it’s always exciting to travel to a different continent (like the US and Europe) but if you can’t summon the courage, time, and effort to work on your visa just yet, you can always visit our neighboring Asian countries.

To help you decide on which country to visit first, here is a list of visa-free countries for Pinoys I sourced from

Visa-free (no limits)

  • Colombia (Hello, Ariadna Gutierrez!)
  • Morocco
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (a southern Caribbean nation)
  • Suriname (a quaint country in South America)

Visa-free (limited number of days)

  • Bolivia – Visa-free for 60 days
  • Brunei – Visa-free for 14 days
  • Cambodia – Visa-free for 21 days
  • Costa Rica – Visa-free for 30 days
  • Ecuador – Visa-free for 90 days
  • Hong Kong – Visa-free for 14 days
  • Indonesia – Visa-free for 30 days
  • Laos – Visa-free for 30 days
  • Malaysia – Visa-free for 30 days
  • Peru – Visa-free for 60 days
  • Singapore – Visa-free for 30 days
  • Thailand – Visa-free for 30 days
  • Vietnam – Visa-free for 21 days

Visa-free (limited number of days plus special conditions)

  • Brazil – Visa-free for 90 days
    • for holders of diplomatic, official, and service passports, visa-free for:
      • Duration of tour of duty or
      • 180 days for official business or tourism
  • India – Visa upon arrival valid for 30 days (limited only to New Delhi and Mumbai airports)
  • Israel –
    • Visa-free for tourists (number of days of stay will depend on Immigration)
    • Visa-free for holders of diplomatic and official passports; visa is required for business.
  • Mozambique – Visa upon arrival valid for 30 days.
  • Palau – Visa-free for 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return/onward plane ticket)
  • Sri Lanka – Visa-free for 30 days, upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return/onward plane ticket)
  • Tuvalu – Visa-free for 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return/onward plane ticket)
  • Vanuatu – Visa-free for 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return/onward plane ticket)
  • Zambia – Visa upon arrival:
    • Three months for tourism
    • One month for business

So, who says you can’t travel? All you need is a valid passport (not expiring within the next six months), your suitcase, some cash, and an unquenchable thirst to soak up a foreign, sometimes strange, culture!

Bon voyage!

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42 thoughts on “Visa Free Countries para sa Lakwatserong Pinoy (o Lakwatserang Pinay)

  1. sa hongkong po ba magkanu ky ticket o ky magkanu ang dpt n pocket money may mga hipag nmn aq gusto ko makita hongkong kht 3 days lng aq dun

  2. I wanted to go to singapore…how will i know f maka punta na ako…sino po aking e cocontact…pwede po ako tawagan sa no.ko nito 09757141972..please..please….please….gusto ko talaga maka punta doon..sana matulungan nyo ako..salamat…

    1. May valid passport ka ba? May pambili ka naman ng ticket papunta at pabalik? nag ready ka ba ng pocket money? And mag search ka na din ng magandang lugar na maari mong puntahan. Kung meron ka ng mga ito pwede ka ng pumunta ng Singapore.

      1. Hi Maricel,

        Brazil tourist visa is not required for citizens of Philippines for a stay up to 90 days. All travelers will need a passport valid for at least 90 days following your departure date from Brazil. However, we strongly recommend traveling with 6 months validity on your passport at all times.


  3. Tiket at pocket money lang na talaga kailangan ko pra maka pasok ng other supporting document needed ba…im here in taiwan at plano ko mag tour sa india next year.paano ba dapat ko gawin.

    1. Hi,

      Update on India (as I’ll be traveling there next month). They now require electronic visa (e-visa) before you can enter the country. I wasn’t able to travel last month as I thought Filipinos get visa on arrival but apparently not.

      For more info re: Indian Visa, visit


  4. Hello ask ko lang po. I’m gay and may bf ako na pinoy din na nagwowork sa vietnam. Plano kasi nya na eesponsoran nya ang trip ko to vietnam. May question is do I need to declare na mag bf kami sa immigration? wala akong bank account at wala work sa pinas pero he will sponsor my trip at sya lahat ang gagastos sa akin doon. what should we do po para di ako madeny sa immigration?

  5. wanted to go to indonesia by taking the opportunity of their 30days free visa? i have my passport with me. what else do i need to prepare and the possible amount of money i need? i dont have any relatives there.i just need some time for myself.

      1. ah, can’t i have it like just booking a round trip ticket by myself and decide there where to stay without any particular plans on where to go or what to visit?

      2. yah i know dat but my concern is, can you give me a step by step procedure on how to make my trip possible without goin’ thru a travel agency? i just hope you have some personal idea about it…

  6. hello everyone can i ask about visa for bangladesh…if my bf tourist visa on my place how much and wat is his requirements for tour in phils. us thank u

    respectfully yours.janice

  7. Sri Lanka – Visa-free for 30 days, upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return/onward plane ticket)… is this true that i can go there without the visa.. i want to stay there for only 7 days, how is it possible, can u help me how

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