My friend, where will you go for vacation? Are you planning to go out of the country soon? There is always a point that you want to explore other places than our homeland that is why we read blogs or any articles about international travels. I noticed that because my blog entry about travelling to Hong Kong was one of the most read entry I have (thanks!!!).
Were you updated with the news about HK? Because just recently, Hong Kong removed the Visa-free entry of all Filipinos with “Diplomatic” and “Official” passports (click here to read the news). Although most of the Filipinos can still enter that country without applying for a visa, we are still worried that we might apply for one in the future which saddens some who plans to fulfill their dream to go overseas.
My friend, don’t worry about it. We still have other countries that we can explore without any visas. To enumerate, here are the countries we can explore in the future without any required visas:
- Bolivia – 60 days
- Brazil – 90 days (for holders of diplomatic, official, and service passports, visa-free for (a) duration of tour of duty or (b) 180 days for official business or tourism)
- Brunei – 14 days
- Cambodia – 21 days
- Costa Rica – 30 days
- Ecuador – 90 days
- Hong Kong SAR – 14 days
- India – Visa upon arrival valid for 30 days (limited only to New Delhi and Mumbai airports)
- Indonesia – 30 days
- Israel – visa-free for tourists (no. of days of stay will depend on Immigration); visa-free for holders of diplomatic and official passports; visa required for business)
- Laos – 30 days
- Malaysia – 30 days
- Mozambique – Visa upon arrival valid for 30 days
- Palau – 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return/onward plane ticket)
- Peru – 60 days
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Singapore – 30 days
- Sri Lanka – 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return/onward plane ticket)
- Thailand – 30 days
- Tuvalu – 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return /onward plane ticket)
- Vanuatu – 30 days, visa upon arrival (provided that the Filipino national has a return / onward plane ticket)
- Vietnam – 21 days
- Zambia – visa upon arrival; 3 months for tourism, 1 month for business
Realistically, our neighboring countries in Asia are the ones we can easily reach since the airlines here in our country have direct flights to them. Most that I know were and already planning to go to Malaysia or Singapore because they are our cousins in ASEAN.
As a person who constantly roam, it land s best to know and experience the treasures of our native land before we go out. Travelling domestically is cheaper and helps boosts our economy more. So if you are looking at any discounted airfare available, book a flight to one of the many destinations we have in the Philippines.
So where am I heading this year? I’ll inform you once I clear my schedule and it pushes through. Hihihi! Wait for my next getaway posts this 2014. 😉