Philippines foreign tourists visa on arrival in the Philippines increased to 59 days. The Philippine government has approved a new visa policy that will extend visa-free stays for foreigners. To improve the countries’ competitiveness as a tourist destination, a senior government official said on Thursday.
Secretary of Tourism Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said the new policy results from herself. Secretary of Foreign Affairs Teodoro Locsin Jr., Secretary of Justice Menardo Guevarra. The Chief, Immigration Regulation Division Rogelio D. Gevero, Jr.
“Now includes an increase in visa-free privileges for 166 countries from 21 days to 59 days. Chinese nationals traveling to the Philippines as part of a tour group managed by the travel agency department. A 30-day visa-free stay for Filipinos with travel certification. A 14-day visa-free stay and extended for 7 days. For Indian nationals with valid US, Japan, Australia, Canada, Schingen, Singapore or UK visas,” he said.
Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said the government must address foreign perceptions of the Philippines being inaccessible.
With these visa-on-arrival reforms in the Philippines. We will be on par with the entry policies of our neighbors in the region, for some markets, more liberal.
From February 10, 2022. Foreign tourists can enter the Philippines without a visa if they have a vaccine against Covid-19. The Philippine government announced this on January 28, to revive tourism decimated by the pandemic.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) will be the major government agency responsible for the promotion and development of tourism. As an important socio-economic activity to generate foreign exchange and employment. To spread the benefits of tourism to the private and public sector.
Philippines foreign tourists
Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia allow citizens of most countries to enter visa-free for a stay of up to 30 days.
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Visa-free entry of foreign nationals to the Philippines starts today, February 10, 2022. It reminded all arriving foreign nationals to carry/present ‘proof of vaccination.
Standard Procedure Requirement for a Tourist Visa
- Passport/travel document is valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended period of stay in the Philippines.
- Accomplished Visa application forms.
- Passport photos (2 pieces)
- Proof of bona fide status as tourist or business executive.