I wrestled about the usefulness of posting this visa-free entry information as it can change from month to month. Changes are usually additions to the visa-free entrylist, but on rare occasions can involve a country losing that status.
I came to the conclusion that the core information was too important to leave out.
This list was as accurate as I could find on the 4th May 2018.
So please check with your nearest Philippines embassy, consulate or outpost about the status of your country, if you are in doubt.
Citizens from these countries may enter the Philippines without a visa, for an initial 30-days:
Countries Of Africa
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Sao Tome and Principe
North Eastern Africa
Countries Of The Americas
United States of America
Countries Of Asia
South East Asia
Countries Of The Balkans
Countries Of The Caribbean
Antigua and Barbuda
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Countries Of Eurasia
Countries Of Europe
North Eastern Europe
South Western Europe
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Countries Of The Middle East
United Arab Emirates
Countries Of Ocenania
Papua New Guinea
Countries Of Scandinavian
*Brazilians and Israelis are given 59-day stay based on existing agreements.
B. Indians may be granted a visa-free entry for an initial stay not exceeding 14 days under the Foreign Service Circular No. 36-12, 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.
The 14-day visa-free entry may be extended by an additional seven days for a maximum 21 days.
C. Under Foreign Service Circular (FSC) No. 112-11, the following may enter the Philippines for an initial stay not exceeding seven days provided that they possess a return or onward ticket:
Holders of Hong Kong British passports; and
Mainland Chinese for tourism with an 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.
D. 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.
E. Under Operations Order No. SBM-2015-018, MECO ETA holders may enter the Philippines for an initial 30 days.
If you are not on this list then you should apply for a visa prior to leaving your country. If you are domiciled in another country you can apply through the embassy of that country.