Nationals of certain countries are allowed to enter the Philippines without a visa for pleasure or business purposes for a period of stay of 59 days, 30 days, 14 days, 7 days or less, depending on their nationality and the existing bilateral agreements between the Philippines and their country.
- Citizens or nationals of non-visa required countries under Executive Order 408 s. 1960 (E.O. 408)
- Holders of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region or Macau SAR passports (stay period not exceeding fourteen (14) days)
- Former Filipino citizen with balikbayan privilege under Republic Act No. 9174 or a spouse/child of a balikbayan travelling with them
Citizens of 157 countries can enter the Philippines visa-free for tourism/business purposes. Check the full list of visa-free-countries and the maximum length of stay for your nationality. Citizens of countries not mentioned in the above list must apply for a visa.
If you are a German passport-holder and wish to travel to the Philippines for tourism/business, you are eligible for the visa-free privilege provided that your stay in the Philippines does not exceed thirty (30) days.
If you are eligible for visa-free entry, you must still be able to present, at the Philippine borders, the following documents:
- Your passport valid for at least six (6) months after the applicant’s date of departure from the Philippines; and
- An outbound flight ticket within the thirty (30) day period from date of arrival.
If you are eligible for visa-free entry into the Philippines but wish to stay longer than 30 days, you must apply for a Temporary Visitors’ Visa from the Embassy prior to your flight.
Minors under fifteen (15) years old traveling without his/her parent must secure a Waiver of Exclusion Ground.
All travellers to the Philippines, including those who may enter visa-free, must comply with applicable entry protocols.
Please note that the visa issued is not a guarantee that the holder will be automatically admitted to the country. The admission of foreign nationals into the Philippines is a function of the immigration authorities at the the Post of entry. Philippine immigration authorities will not allow entry into Philippine airports and seaports the following foreign nationals:
- Those holding non-machine readable passports (e.g. hand scripted passports); or
- Those previously deported from the Philippines or included in the “blacklist order” of the Department of Foreign Affairs or Bureau of Immigration; or
- Those with incomplete documentation; or
- Those with circumstances that would render them inadmissible for entry, even with a valid passport and visa issued by a Philippine Embassy or Consulate.
All travellers to the Philippines are required to register at https://etravel.gov.ph at least 72 hours before their arrival. Travelers need to present their eTravel QR code prior to flight boarding. Registration is FREE OF CHARGE.
For the latest information on entry, testing and quarantine protocols please check the IATF website.
As of 22 July 2023, no COVID-19 test or vaccination requirement when traveling to the Philippines.
VISA FREE COUNTRIES
Travellers from the countries listed below may enter the Philippines without a visa for an initial stay of 30 days.
|Antigua and Barbuda||Guatemala||Papua New Guinea|
|Barbados||Hungary||Republic of Korea|
|Bhutan||Israel*||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Botswana||Jamaica||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Brunei Darussalam||Kazakhstan||San Marino|
|Bulgaria||Kenya||Sao Tome and Principe|
|Burkina Faso||Kiribati||Saudi Arabia|
|Cameroon||Lao People’s Democratic Republic||Singapore|
|Central African Republic||Liberia||Solomon Islands|
|Czech Republic||Marshall Islands||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||Mauritania||Tunisia|
|Ecuador||Mongolia||United Arab Emirates|
|El Salvador||Morocco||United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|Equatorial Guinea||Mozambique||United Republic of Tanzania|
|Eritrea||Myanmar||United States of America|
* Passport holders of Brazil and Israel are given 59-day stay based on existing agreements.
1) Indians may be granted a visa-free entry for an initial stay not exceeding 14 days, provided, that they possess:
- Unexpired US, Japanese, Australian, Canadian, Schengen, Singapore or UK visa or permanent residence permit;
- A national passport valid at least six (6) months beyond the contemplated stay;
- Return or onward ticket to the next country of destination;
- No Bureau of Immigration (BI), National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), and the International Police (Interpol) derogatory record.
Note: The 14-day visa-free entry may be extended by an additional seven days for a maximum 21 days.
2) Under Foreign Service Circular (FSC) No. 112-11, the following may enter the Philippines for an initial stay not exceeding seven days if they possess a return or onward ticket:
- Holders of Hong Kong British passports; and
- Mainland Chinese for tourism with unexpired Australian, Japanese, Canadian, Schengen or US visa.
Seven-day visa-free entry may be extended by an additional 14 days to complete a maximum 21 days. HK-SAR passport holders may enter the Philippines for an initial 14 days.
3) Under FSC 122-11, Macau-SAR passport holders may enter the Philippines for an initial 14 days, provided, that they possess a return or onward ticket.
4) Under Operations Order No. SBM-2015-018, MECO ETA holders may enter the Philippines for an initial 30 days.