Revenge Trip! 7 visa-free and quarantine-free countries for fully vaccinated Filipinos

As travel restrictions continue to ease, more Filipinos are testing the waters of international travel to make up for the two years spent in lockdown.

Although traveling abroad might seem daunting now – especially with all the necessary extra safety precautions – that still shouldn’t stop you from jet-setting to your dream destination. Our advice? Start with visa-free countries to avoid dealing with additional documents.

According to Henley Passport Indexthe Philippine passport is currently the 80th most powerful in the world and allows entry to 67 countries without a visa.

Sure, that took some countries out of your options, but 67 is still a lot of choice! What makes this list better is that in addition to being visa-free for Filipino passport holders, the countries we are going to mention no longer require quarantine for fully vaccinated tourists from August 2022.

So if you’re planning that much-needed getaway while still wanting to be a responsible tourist, this list might help.

Morocco

A North African country bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco is home to pristine beaches and vast expanses of desert. Among its famous tourist spots are Ifrane Forest, Ourika Valley and Dakhla Beach.

For Philippine passport holders, no visa is required when staying in Morocco for 90 days.

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals are also no longer required to bring a negative RT-PCR test result or undergo quarantine after arrival as long as they present a valid vaccination passport.

According to them website, a valid vaccine passport for tourists means receipt of three doses, or two doses with a delay in the administration of the second dose not exceeding four months. A health declaration form will also be completed upon arrival in Morocco.

Brunei

Known for its rich royal heritage, Brunei is suitable for tourists interested in culture and historical places.

Philippine passport holders planning to visit Brunei can enjoy their stay for up to two weeks without a visa.

Fully vaccinated foreign nationals can also enter Brunei without restrictions – no quarantine and no RT-PCR tests – as long as they present a valid vaccine card containing two doses of vaccines.

All inbound travelers are also required to complete an E-Health Arrival Declaration form and obtain travel medical insurance with COVID-19 coverage which must be valid for the duration of their stay.

Israel

Given its religious background, Israel has long been on most Filipinos’ travel bucket lists. Fortunately, Filipino passport holders are allowed to enter and stay in Israel for 90 days without a visa.

Fully vaccinated tourists are no longer required to present a negative COVID-19 test result or undergo quarantine as long as they complete a Registration Form 10 days before their departure for Israel. Travelers, however, are required to have a medical trip Insurance with international coverage that covers COVID-19.

Barbados

If the Caribbean is calling you, head to Barbados. This island country is not too different from the Philippines in terms of beautiful beaches and scenic spots, and Filipino passport holders can enjoy the colorful life of Barbados for 90 days without a visa!

No testing or quarantine is required for fully vaccinated tourists. According to the country’s tourism website, travelers are considered fully immunized if they have had a full regimen of vaccines 14 days or more prior to their trip to Barbados.

Tourists, however, are required to complete an online and online travel form immigration/customs form at least 72 hours before their trip to the island.

Fiji

Similar to the Philippines, Fiji is an archipelagic country that offers various activities to its visitors. Tourists can enjoy water activities on the Navua River and Beqa Lagoon, or stroll on the beaches of Natadola, or learn more about the nation’s heritage at the Sri Siva Subramaniya Temple.

Every day in Fiji will be truly different, especially with over 300 islands to explore. And Filipino passport holders can experience the beauty of this paradise for four months without a visa!

No quarantine is required for fully vaccinated travelers as long as they have proof of full vaccination for travelers aged 16 and over; travel insurance and pre-booked in-country rapid antigen test.

Thailand

Just a four-hour flight from Manila, Thailand was a famous destination for Filipinos even before the pandemic. Filipinos flock to Thailand to enjoy its beaches, temples and night markets since the country allows Filipino passport holders to stay for 30 days without needing a visa.

No testing or quarantine is required for fully vaccinated tourists.

Peru

If you are looking for landscapes completely different from those of the Philippines, the Amazon rainforest of Peru, Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail and Cusco will surely tickle your fancy.

There are not so many visa-free countries in South America for Filipinos, but luckily Peru is one of them. In fact, Filipino passport holders can stay in Peru for up to 183 days without a visa!

Travelers with valid proof of being fully vaccinated are not required to have a negative COVID-19 test result, but must submit an online health declaration form no more than 72 hours prior to departure for Peru.

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