Destinations that Filipinos, Indians can visit visa-free

Filipinos can travel to 60+ countries without a visa, Indians can visit 50+

According to the latest global index of an international residence and citizenship planning company, visa-free access is improving around the world as more countries allow foreign nationals to visit their shores without the need of a visa.

The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index 2016 reveals that the citizens of Philippines can now travel to 61 countries (out of 219) without applying for a visa.

Citizens of India, on the other hand, can travel to 52 countries without applying for a visa.

Philippines is ranked 76th and India is ranked 85th in the 2016 Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index, which ranks countries according to the travel freedom that their citizens enjoy.

Citizens of countries such as the United Kingdom, Finland, France, Italy and Spain can visit 175 countries without requiring any visa, and are all ranked No. 3 in the world in terms of passport power.

List of countries Philippines passport-holders can visit visa without first applying for a visa (including visa-on-arrival and eVisa permits)

    Bolivia: Visa not required

    Brazil: Visa not required

    Brunei: Visa not required

    Cambodia: Visa not required

    Colombia: Visa not required

    Costa Rica: Visa not required

    Dominica: Visa not required

    Ecuador: Visa not required

    Fiji: Visa not required

    Gambia: Visa not required

    Haiti: Visa not required

    Indonesia: Visa not required

    Laos: Visa not required

    Malaysia: Visa not required

    Micronesia: Visa not required

    Mongolia: Visa not required

    Morocco: Visa not required

    Myanmar: Visa not required

    Palestine: Visa not required

    Peru: Visa not required

    Rwanda: Visa not required

    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Visa not required

    Senegal: Visa not required

    Singapore: Visa not required

    Suriname: Visa not required

    Thailand: Visa not required

    Vanuatu: Visa not required

    Vietnam: Visa not required

    Armenia: Visa on arrival

    Burundi: Visa on arrival

    Cape Verde: Visa on arrival

    Comoros: Visa on arrival

    Djibouti: Visa on arrival

    Guinea-Bissau: Visa on arrival

    Iran: Visa on arrival

    Kyrgyzstan: Visa on arrival

    Madagascar: Visa on arrival

    Malawi: Visa on arrival

    Maldives: Visa on arrival

    Marshall Islands: Visa on arrival

    Mauritania: Visa on arrival

    Mozambique: Visa on arrival

    Nepal: Visa on arrival

    Nicaragua: Visa on arrival

    Palau: Visa on arrival

    Papua New Guinea: Visa on arrival

    Saint Lucia: Visa on arrival

    Somalia: Visa on arrival

    Tajikistan: Visa on arrival

    Tanzania: Visa on arrival

    Timor-Leste: Visa on arrival

    Togo: Visa on arrival

    Tuvalu: Visa on arrival

    Uganda: Visa on arrival

    Zambia: Visa on arrival

    Samoa: Entry permit on arrival

    Seychelles: Visitor’s permit on arrival

    Antigua & Barbuda: Electronic entry visa

    Gabon: eVisa

    Georgia: eVisa

    Kenya: eVisa

    India: eTourist Visa

    Sri Lanka: Electronic travel authorization

 

List of countries Indian passport-holders can visit visa without first applying for a visa (including visa-on-arrival and eVisa permits)

    Bhutan: Visa not required

    Dominica: Visa not required

    Ecuador: Visa not required

    El Salvador: Visa not required

    Fiji: Visa not required

    Grenada: Visa not required

    Haiti: Visa not required

    Indonesia: Visa not required

    Jamaica: Visa not required

    Maldives: Visa not required

    Mauritius: Visa not required

    Micronesia: Visa not required

    Saint Kitts and Nevis: Visa not required

    Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Visa not required

    Senegal: Visa not required

    Trinidad and Tobago: Visa not required

    Vanuatu: Visa not required

    Nepal: Freedom of movement

    Bolivia: Visa on arrival

    Burundi: Visa on arrival

    Cambodia: Visa on arrival

    Cape Verde: Visa on arrival

    Comoros: Visa on arrival

    Guinea-Bissau: Visa on arrival

    Guyana: Visa on arrival

    Jordan: Visa on arrival

    Laos: Visa on arrival

    Madagascar: Visa on arrival

    Malawi: Visa on arrival

    Marshall Islands: Visa on arrival

    Mauritania: Visa on arrival

    Palau: Visa on arrival

    Saint Lucia: Visa on arrival

    Somalia: Visa on arrival

    Tanzania: Visa on arrival

    Thailand: Visa on arrival

    Timor-Leste: Visa on arrival

    Togo: Visa on arrival

    Tuvalu: Visa on arrival

    Uganda: Visa on arrival

    Samoa: Entry Permit on arrival

    Seychelles: Visitor’s permit on arrival

    Suriname: Tourist card on arrival

    Antigua & Barbuda: Electronic entry visa

    Bahrain: eVisa

    Côte d'Ivoire: eVisa

    Gabon: eVisa

    Georgia: eVisa

    Kenya: eVisa

    Malaysia: eVisa

    Myanmar: eVisa

    Rwanda: eVisa

    São Tomé and Príncipe: eVisa

    Zambia: eVisa

    Zimbabwe: eVisa

    Sri Lanka: Electronic travel authorization

Germans hold the most powerful passport in the world in terms of visa-free access to foreign countries, with 177 countries allowing Germany passport-holders to walk through the immigration gates without a visa. The Swedes follow at No. 2, with visa-free access to 176 countries.

Among major UAE expats countries, Chinese nationals can visit 50 countries visa-free (ranked 87 globally), Egyptians can travel to 49 countries without first applying for a visa (ranked 88 globally) while Pakistan nationals can travel to 29 countries visa-free (ranked 103 globally).

The index is produced in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (Iata), which maintains the world’s largest database of travel information, and is published annually.

 

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