Want to tour outside the country without the hassle of getting a visa? Actually, yes, that is very much possible.
According to the Passport Index issued by the International Financial Firm Arton Capital, the Philippines has a visa-free score of 61. This means that holders of Philippine passports are entitled to travel to at least 61 specific countries across the world without being required a visa at all.
Furthermore, we learn that the Philippine passport ranks at #65 which means it is considered “moderately low” compared with other countries.
#1 on the list, of course, is Germany which has 159 points while the second spot is a tie between Singapore and Sweden, both with 158 points. Meanwhile, rank #3 is for United States, United Kingdom, Spain, South Korea, and five other countries – all with a score of 157 points.
Meanwhile, a report shared by Quartz tells us that a country’s ranking largely depends on its diplomatic relations with other countries. It also tells us that visa requirements are usually determined by “reciprocal visa arrangements, security risks, and the risks of visa and immigration rules violations.”
So for Philippine passport holders, go check out the list of countries you can visit visa-free:
- Costa Rica
- Cote D’Ivore (Ivory Coast)
- Hong Kong
- Vincent and the Grenadines
Visa issued on arrival
- Cape Verde
- Marshall Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Saint Lucia
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Sri Lanka
So there you have it – the list of countries you can visit without a visa. Be reminded, however, that visa policies can change without notice so it is always advisable to check with the respective embassies before booking a travel.
Also, keep in mind that most countries require that passports have at least 6 months validity to permit entry.