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Visa-free Countries for Filipinos with a US Visa

By Bryan | Published: 8th Jan, 2020






Do you have a valid US visa? Have you been granted one recently? Perhaps you've visited the US already and would like to travel to other countries without the added hassle of going through another visa application.

Despite the stress most of us may have experienced, acquiring a US tourist visa opens several doors across the world. For Philippine passport holders with a valid US visa, here's something to scratch that travel bug itch!

Note: List is subject to change without notice depending on new/updated foreign policies of each country, respectively. It's always a good practice to check with your local visa office of the country before you pack your bags.

Country

INFO

1

Albania

Multiple-entry US visa

2

Antigua and Barbuda 

Visa on Arrival with a US visa

3

Argentina

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) for B2 US Visa holder

4

Belize

Valid USA visa

5

Bosnia and Herzegovina

30 days for Multiple entry US visa

6

Cuba

Eligible for tourist card for US visa holders

7

Georgia

90 Days with a US visa

8

Honduras

Visa exemption for US visa holder

9

Macedonia

Up to 15 (fifteen) days for US visa holders

10

Mexico

Visa free for less than 180 days

11

Montenegro

Visa free for up to 30 days

12

Qatar

Visa-on-arrival via Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) for 30 days

13

Serbia

Up to 90 days during a six-month period



Else, if you haven't got a US visa yet, you can still travel visa-free. Check out my blog about Visa-free Countries for Philippine Passport Holder.

Albania

VISA REGIME FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS: Foreign citizens who have a valid, multiple-entry US or UK visa, which has been previously used in the respective country of issuance, or have valid permit of stay in the US or UK.

Antigua and Barbuda 

Visas may be granted on arrival to persons who are holders of a valid: * United States Visa or permanent Resident Card; or * A Canadian Visa or permanent Resident Card, or * A United Kingdom Visa or Resident Card, or * A Schengen Visa.

Argentina 

The Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) enforced by the Argentine Migration Office reaches foreign holders of valid and current ordinary passports, who travel for tourism to the Argentine Republic. For this, they need in an exclusive manner to be holders of a current category B2 visa issued by the United States of America, or a category C visa issued by one of the States of the EUROPEAN UNION that make up the Schengen area of free movement of persons, or other States that are part of the Schengen area, provided that the Argentine Migration Office can verify the validity of visas with the authorities of the aforementioned States.

Belize 

As of 2018, individuals with valid U.S.A. or Schengen Treaty Visas in their passports, as well as individuals with valid U.S. residency, do not require a visa to travel to Belize.

Bosnia and Herzegovina 

Citizens of the countries with whom Bosnia and Herzegovina has a visa regime, may enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with passport, without the obligation to obtain a visa for entry, exit, transit and stay on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina upto 30 days only if they have a valid multiple entry visa or residence permit issued by the signatory countries of the Schengen Agreement, the EU member states or the United States of America.

Cuba

Citizens of all other countries are required to purchase a Visa / Tourist Card (Visa - Tarjeta de Turista) prior to arrival, which can be acquired from Cuban missions, travel agencies, airlines, or licensed online retailers. A tourist card grants a maximum stay of 30 days (but 90 days for Canadian citizens),  However, they are eligible to travel to Cuba with a tourist card if they also hold a valid visa or permanent residence permit issued by Canada, the United States or an EU member state

Georgia

Aliens holding a visa and/or a residence permit issued by the US may enter and stay in Georgia without visa for 90 calendar days in any 180-day period.

Honduras

Visa exemption also applies to residents of countries that are visa exempt as well as holders of a valid visa issued by Canada, the United States or a Schengen member state.

Macedonia

Third country nationals with a valid British, Canadian or U.S. visa with a validity date at least 5 (five) days beyond the intended period of stay in the Republic of Macedonia can stay in the Republic of Macedonia for up to 15 (fifteen) days at any given entry on the territory of the Republic of Macedonia while the total duration of consecutive stays in the Republic of Macedonia must not exceed 3 (three) months in any six-month period calculated from the day of first entry.

Mexico

Holders of any valid U.S.A., Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Schengen visas (any nationality) or permanent residence of U.S.A., Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Schengen, Pacific Alliance (Colombia, Peru, Chile) DO NOT require a Mexican visa to travel on business, tourism, or transit purpose for or less than 180 days as long as they present any of the mentioned documents at the point of entry.

Montenegro

Holders of travel documents containing a valid Schengen visa, a valid visa of the United States of America, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, or a permission to stay in these countries, may enter and stay, or pass through the territory of Montenegro up to 30 days, and not longer than the expiry of visa, if the period of validity of the visa is less than 30 days.

Qatar

Holders of any valid U.S.A. visa can get an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) free of charge to obtain a visa-on-arrival to Qatar, for 30 days.

Serbia

At its meeting of 30 October 2014, the Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa free entry to the Republic of Serbia for holders of foreign passports having a valid Schengen, UK and other Member States' visa, or visa of the United States of America, and for holders of foreign passports having residence permit in the countries of the Schengen area, EU or the United States of America, which was published in the "Official Gazette of RS", No. 119 of 31 October 2014 and which will enter into force on 8 November 2014.

2 Comments

  • David Leon
    I have wanted to go to Serbia for some time now and knowing I only need a US visa to go really makes me happy. I have been planning on going out of the country for a long 2 to 4 week trip somewhere. I have saved and I am ready to finally book something for this Spring.
  • bitanga
    Thanks for the information!


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