Traveling in the Philippines? You’ll be glad to know that very few barriers to entry are placed on entering visitors.
This open-door policy isn’t universal, though, and safety remains a real concern for travelers to the Philippines. Read about the customs limitations, visa requirements (such as they are) and safety concerns for visitors to the Philippines in the article below.
The Philippines is one of the easiest countries in the world to enter without a visa; citizens of the 150+ countries sharing diplomatic relations with the Philippines are entitled to enter and stay for up to 30 days without securing a visitor’s visa, as long as their passport is valid for at least six months after arrival, and they show proof of onward or return passage.
Should you wish to stay longer, a Visa Extension should be obtained before your trip from a Philippine Consulate or Embassy, or from the Bureau of Immigration in the Philippines.
Some exceptions to the rule: citizens of Brazil and Israel can stay for up to 59 days; citizens of Hong Kong and Macau can stay up to 14 days; and citizens with Portuguese passports issued in pre-turnover Macau can only stay up to 7 days.
Maria Rosario Pescante Lumbre’s Travel & Tours is a Cebu-based Travel Agency and one of the official tour operators in the Philippine travel industry. If you want to visit Philippines, you can ask for her assistance to prepare and process all your needs.