Considering the Philippines’ importance and the number of places visa-free holders of Philippine passports can travel to, the country is ranked 125th in the VisaGuide Passport Index for January 2023.

The index rates nations according to a “destination significance score” that is based on a nation’s economic might, its impact on the world stage, tourists’ preferred tourism destinations, and the “overall happiness score” of the populace.

The score is then multiplied to get a different score based on the number of places that citizens of a particular country’s passport can travel to without a visa.

38 nations throughout the world do not require a visa for Filipino nationals to enter. Filipino passport holders must, however, apply for a visa in advance in order to access the remaining nations, according to the VisaGuide Passport Index statement.

According to the VisaGuide Passport Index, the strongest passports are those issued by Japan, Singapore, Italy, Finland, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Luxembourg, Austria, and Sweden.

One can travel to 38 countries without a visa if they hold a Philippine passport, including ASEAN nations, Brazil, Fiki, Morocco, Peru, and Sri Lanka. More than three times as many countries as those with visa-free travel require Filipinos to obtain visas in order to enter, including the US, Canada, France, the UK, Panama, and South Korea.

Australia, Georgia, India, Moldova, Qatar, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates are among the 23 nations listed as issuing eVisas to Philippine passport holders. Generally, depending on the nation, applicants can apply for an eVisa online, and they will receive an email with the application’s progress.

The 29 nations that provide visas on arrival for Filipino nationals include Papua New Guinea, Madagascar, the Maldives, and Palau.