For fully vaccinated Filipinos, there are 7 visa-and-quarantine-free countries
To make up for the two years that they lost to being unable to leave the country, an increasing number of Filipinos are venturing out of the country now that limits on travel are being relaxed further.
You should not let the fact that traveling overseas may sound intimidating now – especially with all of the additional necessary safety precautions – prevent you from jetting off to the place that has long been your travel fantasy. Our tip? Start with nations that don’t require a visa to avoid having to process any additional documentation.
The Philippine passport is ranked number 80 on the Henley Passport Index and provides visa-free access to 67 countries. This places the Philippine passport among the most powerful passports in the world.
Even though some of your potential destinations have to be eliminated as a result of this, you still have 67 countries to select from. This list is improved by the fact that, beginning in August 2022, the countries that we are going to discuss will no longer require quarantine for visitors who have had all of their vaccinations and do not require visas for citizens of the Philippines who hold Philippine passports.
This list may be of use to you if you are making preparations for a much-needed vacation and at the same time wish to act as a conscientious traveler while you are away from home.
Morocco is located in North Africa and shares coastlines with both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. This country is home to magnificent beaches as well as extensive desert landscapes. Ifrane Forest, Ourika Valley, and Dakhla Beach are just a few of the well-known tourist destinations in the region.
For Philippine passport holders, no visa is necessary when staying in Morocco for 90 days.
As long as they have their vaccine passport in their possession, fully immunized foreign people do not need to bring a negative RT-PCR test result or go through a period of quarantine once they have arrived in the country.
According to the information provided on their website, in order for travelers to possess a valid vaccine passport, they must have either had three doses of the vaccine or two doses with a delay in the administration of the second dose that does not exceed four months. At the time of entry into Morocco, you will also be required to fill out a health declaration form.
Brunei, which is well-known for its extensive royal heritage, is an excellent destination for travellers who are interested in seeing cultural and historical sites.
Brunei will not require a visa for visitors holding a Philippine passport for stays of up to 14 days during the visitor exemption period.
As long as they carry a valid vaccine card that contains two doses of vaccine injections, foreign nationals who have been fully vaccinated can also enter Brunei without being subjected to any limitations, including a period of quarantine or RT-PCR testing.
In addition to this, all arriving travelers are expected to fill out an E-Health Arrival Declaration Form and acquire medical travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage and is valid for the entirety of their stay.
Israel has long been on the travel bucket lists of the majority of Filipinos due to the religious significance of the country. To their good fortune, those holding Philippine passports do not require a visa to enter Israel or to remain there for up to 90 days.
As long as they fill out an admission form 10 days before they leave for Israel, fully immunized travelers are no longer obliged to submit a negative COVID-19 test result or be subjected to quarantine. This change went into effect on January 1, 2019. However, passengers are needed to have medical travel insurance that provides coverage both domestically and internationally and that includes coverage for COVID-19.
Barbados is the place to be if you want to answer the call of the Caribbean. This island nation is not all that dissimilar to the Philippines in terms of its stunning beaches and picturesque locations, and citizens of the Philippines who hold Philippine passports do not require a visa to visit Barbados for up to ninety days at a time.
For travelers who have received all of their vaccinations, there is no need for testing or quarantine. According to the website for the Barbados Ministry of Tourism and Aviation, visitors are regarded to have been completely vaccinated provided they have finished a full vaccination schedule at least 14 days before their trip to the island nation.
However, visitors coming to the island as tourists are expected to fill out an online travel form as well as an online immigration and customs form at least three days before their scheduled arrival.
Fiji, like the Philippines, is an archipelagic nation that provides its guests with a wide variety of things to do while they are there. Visitors can take part in a variety of water-based activities in the Navua River and the Beqa Lagoon, go for a stroll on the beaches of Natadola, or learn more about the cultural history of the country by visiting the Sri Siva Subramaniya temple.
The more than 300 islands that may be discovered in Fiji ensure that no two days will be the same when you are there. And travelers with a Philippine passport can enjoy the wonders of this tropical paradise visa-free for a period of up to four months!
There is no need to place fully vaccinated passengers in quarantine as long as they have documentation proving they have received all necessary vaccinations (required for travelers aged 16 and older), proof of travel insurance, and a pre-booked appointment for an in-country Rapid Antigen Test.
Even before the pandemic, Thailand was already a well-known travel destination for Filipinos due to its proximity to Manila (only a four-hour flight away). Because Thailand permits visitors with Philippine passports to stay in the nation visa-free for up to 30 days, many Filipinos rush there to see the country’s famous night markets, beaches, and temples.
For travelers who have received all of their vaccinations, there is no need for testing or quarantine.
Machu Picchu, the Amazon Rainforest, the Inca Trail, and Cusco in Peru are destinations that are sure to pique your interest if you want to see landscapes that are strikingly distinct from those in the Philippines.
The number of nations in South America that do not require Filipinos to have a visa is limited, but fortunately, Peru is one of such countries. In point of fact, Philippine passport holders are exempt from the need to obtain a visa for stays of up to 183 days in Peru!
Travelers who can demonstrate that they have received all of their needed vaccinations do not need to have a negative result on the COVID-19 test; rather, they are required to complete an online health declaration form a maximum of 72 hours before departing for Peru.
Which one of these places are you planning to visit next?