Planning your next big revenge travel getaway but don't know where to go just yet?
In case you've been raring to pack up your bags and travel the world for the past two years, there are over sixty countries and territories accessible to Filipino travelers, including exotic destinations like Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Morocco, Peru, Barbados, Fiji and more.
As of October 2022, Philippine passport holders can travel visa-free to 67 destinations. This includes 33 countries without a visa, while the other 34 countries can be visited with either visas on arrival or electronic travel authorities.
Of the destinations accessible to Filipino travelers, 21 countries are located in neighboring countries of Asia. The most popular visa-free countries to visit for Filipino passport holders in Asia include Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Bali in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia. Taiwan also recently waived its visa requirement for Filipino travelers.
Filipino passport holders can also visit 19 destinations in Africa, 10 in Oceania, 7 in the Americas, 6 in the Carribean, and 4 in the Middle East.
According to the Global Mobility Report 2022 Q3 of the Henley Passport Index, the authoritative ranking of all the world’s passports, the Philippines has the 80th most powerful passport in the world, sharing the ranking with Cape Verde Islands and Uganda.
The country’s latest ranking in the list made by London-based research firm Henley & Partners rose from 82nd place for the same period last year, but declined from 77th spot early this year. The Henley Passport Index compares the visa-free access of 199 different passports to 227 travel destinations.
The report further shows that Japan is still the world’s most powerful passport with visa-free access to 193 destinations.
Singapore and South Korea are tied in second place, giving passport holders visa-free access to 192 destinations. Landing third are Germany and Spain with 190 visa-free destinations.
In case you're planning your vacation leaves and post-pandemic trips, here are the visa-free countries and territories you can visit and the maximum number of days you can stay in each of them as of October 2022.
Note: Countries indicated - *Visa on Arrival, **Electronic Visa
- Armenia*: 120 days (also valid for e-visa)
- Iran*: 30 days
- Israel: 90 days
- Palestine: 90 days (arrival by sea to the Gaza Strip is not allowed)
Sources: The Henley Passport Index 2022 Q3, Visa-Free Countries (Last updated on September 16, 2022), Philippines Passport Visa Free Countries List (2022), Philippines Passport Visa-Free Travel (2022), Cross-checked on visalist (Last updated on September 5, 2022)
(With research from Katelyn Alvarez)