If you’ve read my About Page, I’ve shared that Travel and Food have been my fascination and ever since I embarked on my first backpacking trip, it has grown to be one of my passion. And while later, it has been everyone’s fascination too (look at all the #wanderlust photos on Instagram), having a maroon passport makes it quite a challenge to travel especially when obtaining a visa involves a tedious process of fulfilling all the requirements it needs. Passport Index ranks all the passports in the world according to its power and currently, the Philippines is at 65th position with 61 visa free countries for Philippines passport holder to choose from.
Types of Visa
Visa Free: You can enter a country without a visa and stay for a specified number of days.
Visa upon Arrival: You will receive the visa to enter the country upon reaching the airport. No prior-requirements are needed unless stated and visa will be granted by the immigration officer after any associated fee has been paid.
E-Visa: Your visa application is done online. There will be no label, sticker or stamp placed in your passport prior to your travel.
Visa-required: You have to apply for a prior visa with all the requirements at the designated embassy, consulate or approved travel partner before flying to the country.
Common Requirements for Visa Application
- Passport with validity at least six months
- Previous visas
- Filled out Application Form
- Passport photos. Check with the embassy for the specified passport photo size.
- Proof of sufficient financial means.
- Roundtrip reservation and itinerary
- Hotel booking/reservation
- Letter of Invitation
- Travel Insurance
- Payment or Visa Fee
Complete List of Visa Free (and Visa upon Arrival) Countries for Philippines Passport Holder who loves to Eat (as of 2017)
With Taiwan, recently granting Filipino travelers for a visa-free entry, there is one less reason not to travel and embark on a culinary journey. While you might say that there have been dozens of similar articles online (and this entry is not original borderline copycat), I haven’t come across a list where food recommendations are included. Going back to Food and Travel inspiration, here is an updated list of visa-free (and visa upon arrival) countries with top dish recommendation (mostly their national dish) for you to try.
Whether you’re a Filipino or not, let alone a foodie or not, you need to eat upon reaching your destination and I hope this list will be helpful.
Visa Free Countries for Philippines Passport Holder: ASEAN Countries
Visa Free Countries for Philippines Passport Holder: Rest of Asia
Visa Free Countries for Philippines Passport Holder: Africa
Visa Free Countries for Philippines Passport Holder: Carribean
Visa Free Countries for Philippines Passport Holder: Central America
Visa Free Countries for Philippines Passport Holder: Europe
Visa Free Countries for Philippines Passport Holder: Oceania
Visa Free Countries for Philippines Passport Holder: South America
They say travel is only for the rich. I say travel is for everyone brave to get out of their comfort zone and explore an unfamiliar territory. While my passport might not be the most powerful one, and visa application remains hard, at least I have 61 countries to start and work my way to that life-long goal of traveling the world to eat and learn.
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Blue Hamburger doesn’t hold any liability for denied visa application or entry to country of destination. It is best advised to contact the designated embassies prior to your flight.