69 Destinations Now Visa-Free for Philippine Passport Holders

Globetrotters rejoice! The latest Henley Passport Index brings fantastic news for Philippine passport holders. As of 2024, Filipinos can now embark on adventures to 69 countries without the hassle of obtaining a visa. This significant leap in the passport index not only opens up new travel opportunities but also symbolizes the growing global presence of the Philippines, as shared in a report by Good News Pilipinas.

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The Leap in the Passport Index: A Sign of Global Recognition

  • The Philippines now ranks 73rd in the Henley Passport Index, a slight rise from its previous position two spots lower in 2023.
  • This improvement reflects the increasing strength and international acceptance of the Philippine passport, especially after its validity was extended to 10 years in 2018.

Fun Fact: Did you know that the Philippine passport’s peak performance in the index was between 2007 and 2009, securing the 62nd spot for three consecutive years?

Exploring New Horizons: Diverse Destinations Await

  • The 69 visa-free destinations span across continents from Asia to Africa, Oceania, the Caribbean, the Americas, and the Middle East.
  • Popular destinations include the vibrant streets of Brazil, the serene landscapes of Fiji, and the rich culture of Morocco.
  • Here is the complete list of the 69 countries that you can travel visa-free with your Philippine passport.


  1. Brunei
  2. Cambodia
  3. Hong Kong (SAR China)
  4. Indonesia
  5. Kazakhstan
  6. Kyrgyzstan
  7. Laos
  8. Macao (SAR China)
  9. Malaysia
  10. Maldives
  11. Mongolia
  12. Myanmar
  13. Nepal
  14. Pakistan
  15. Singapore
  16. Sri Lanka
  17. Taiwan
  18. Tajikistan
  19. Thailand
  20. Timor-Leste
  21. Vietnam


  1. Burundi
  2. Cape Verde Islands
  3. Comoro Islands
  4. Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  5. Djibouti
  6. Ethiopia
  7. Guinea-Bissau
  8. Kenya
  9. Madagascar
  10. Malawi
  11. Mauritania
  12. Mauritius
  13. Morocco
  14. Mozambique
  15. Rwanda
  16. Senegal
  17. Seychelles
  18. Somalia
  19. Tanzania
  20. The Gambia
  21. Togo


  1. Cook Islands
  2. Fiji
  3. Kiribati
  4. Marshall Islands
  5. Micronesia
  6. Niue
  7. Palau Islands
  8. Samoa
  9. Tuvalu
  10. Vanuatu


  1. Barbados
  2. Dominica
  3. Haiti
  4. St. Lucia
  5. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  6. Trinidad and Tobago


  1. Bolivia
  2. Brazil
  3. Colombia
  4. Costa Rica
  5. Nicaragua
  6. Peru
  7. Suriname


  1. Armenia
  2. Iran
  3. Israel
  4. Palestinian Territory

Travel Tip: When planning your trip, consider the best times to visit these destinations. Research local festivals and seasonal weather patterns to make the most of your experience.

Destination in Spotlight: Morocco

Need travel inspiration for your next trip? In this captivating vlog, viewers are invited to step into the vibrant and enchanting world of Morocco. The video showcases the rich Arabic culture and hidden gems of astonishing cities, highlighting why Morocco is a safe and irresistible destination for passionate travelers.

Tangier, a bustling port city located on the Strait of Gibraltar, is featured, with its diverse inhabitants and influences from Berbers, Arabs, and Europeans shaping its architecture, cuisine, and arts. The vlog also highlights Morocco’s diverse landscapes, which offer a paradise for nature lovers, and recommends exploring the beautiful streets of Tangier, enjoying the bustling city life and visiting cafes with incredible views.

What’s more, this video showcases the process of making argan oil, a rare and precious oil known for its nourishing properties. Overall, Morocco’s rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, warm hospitality, and proximity to Europe make it a popular and must-visit destination for travelers.


Maximizing Your Travel Opportunities: Practical Tips

  1. Plan Ahead: With the 2024 Philippine holiday calendar out, it’s a perfect time to start planning your trips.
  2. Stay Informed: Keep updated on trip advisories and health guidelines, especially in the post-pandemic world.
  3. Budget Wisely: Explore travel deals and budget-friendly options to maximize your travel experience.
  4. Cultural Sensitivity: Embrace local customs and traditions to enrich your travel experience.

Fun Fact: The Philippines is the seventh-ranked Southeast Asian country on the index, showcasing its growing prominence in the region.

Visa-Free Access and Economic Progress

  • The Henley & Partners Global Mobility Report highlights a correlation between visa-free access and economic progress.
  • The Philippines holds the 113th position in terms of global GDP accessibility for its passport holders, indicating a positive trend in economic growth and global mobility.

Video: Saan ka makararating sa Philippine passport mo? | Need to Know

According to the Henley Passport Index, Japan and Singapore were tied for the number 1 spot as the most powerful passports in the world in 2023. However, the Philippines ranked 76 out of 199 other passports in terms of visa-free trip. At the time this video was published (2023), Philippine passport holders enjoy visa-free access to 67 countries and territories.

While the Philippine passport may not be as powerful as some others, it still provides significant travel opportunities for its holders. With visa-free access to numerous destinations, Philippine passport holders can explore different parts of the world and experience diverse cultures. While there is room for improvement, the Philippine passport remains a valuable document that enables its holders to embark on exciting international journeys.



The expanded visa-free access for Philippine passport holders is more than just a convenience; it’s a gateway to exploring the world and enriching life experiences. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or planning your first international trip, this development paves the way for unforgettable adventures. Share this exciting news with friends and family and start planning your next global adventure – the world awaits, visa-free!