30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

30 Visa-Free Countries/ Territories with a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

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As a Philippines passport holder, I’m sure you understand that while it is fun to circle around the globe, it can be a pain to get visas – or is it? I remember back in the days, I would hear people saying, ‘Na-deny US visa ko e’. And yes, that can be heartbreaking. To tell you frankly, it’s not that hard to obtain tourist visas nowadays as long as you can prove that you will return to your home country (and no, the bank balance is not the major requirement, the information about your consistent source of income is!!).  I’ve listed few tips on how you can get your USA visa application and hopefully you can get a thing or two.

Speaking of US visa application, did you know that you can do so much with just 1 tourist visa? As Filipinos going to the US, we are used to hearing people going to Los Angeles or New York. However, you can visit more countries with your USA tourist visa. Just remember, Philippines passport is valid for 5 years and the US visa can be valid for 10 years multiple entries (maximum stay of 6 months per visit). If such happens, all you have to do is bring your old passport with visa, together with the new one and you are good to go.

Wondering how you can ace your USA visa interviews, check out our tips on how to answer the most commonly asked questions!

So what are the countries you can go to with your valid USA tourist visa?  

30 Visa-Free and Visa on Arrival Countries/ Territories with a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

1. Mexico

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Where:  North America

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Effective May 2016, all those foreign nationals, regardless of their nationality, visiting Mexico for tourism, business or transit are NOT required to obtain a Mexican visa IF they hold a valid (non-expired) Visa or Permanent Residence of any of these countries: United States of America, Canada, Japan, United Kingdom or Schengen area (European Union).  Tourists and business visitors can stay in Mexico for up to 180 days while visitors in transit can stay for up to 30 days.

There is so much to do in Mexico, most especially that your US visa will allow you to stay several days. But if you plan to just have a quick visit, you better not miss the Chichen Itza being one of the wonders of the world. Feel the ancient vibe and don’t forget to immortalize your experience by taking loads of photos.

2. Turkey

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

Where: Asia and Europe

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: With your US tourist visa, visiting Turkey can be a breeze. The only requirement is that you need to secure an e – visa for a single entry and will cost you around USD 20. This will allow you to stay in the country for 30 days.

How about going to Sultan Ahmed Mosque? I know it’s already grand on the outside but wait until you see the interior. Or perhaps, try to catch the fantastic views of the hot – air balloons! You are going to drool for sure. It is absolutely stunning and romantic.

3. Cuba

Where: Caribbean

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: You can get a Cuban visa valid for 30 days from the Airlines and pay only USD15 but the only way you can do it is you will fly via the USA, Canada or Mexico. With your USA visa, you can enter Mexico and USA freely to go to Cuba!

Apart from enjoying the amazing beaches in Cuba, you can probably enroll yourself for some salsa lessons!

4. Guatemala

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

Where:  Central America

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: You may obtain a visa on arrival as your reach Guatemala.  Tourists may stay for a period of 90 days. For us, Filipinos living in the Philippines, the nearest Guatemalan embassy is located in Japan and you may them directly for additional information.

When in Guatemala, it is highly encouraged that you see the Mayan ruins. It would be a shame not to go there, right? Also, you might want to join tours that will allow you to see huge structures like pyramids within the Guatemalan forests.

5. El Salvador

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

Where:  Central America

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Your valid US visa should allow you to stay in El Salvador for 90 days at most. I suggest that from Guatemala, go to El Salvador and maximize your stay in this beautiful region.

What you shouldn’t miss here would be the Santa Ana Volcano, which is known to be the biggest and most active in the country. Of course, you also have to assess your skills. I doubt that this spot is for beginners because of its level of difficulty. Otherwise, try to visit attractions like Joya de Ceren Archaeological Park or reflect at Catedral Metropolitana. There is always something to do in El Salvador.

6. Honduras

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

Where:  Central America

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: US visa holders can go to Honduras and get a visa on arrival once you reach the country. You can stay for up to 3 months!

Can’t get enough of Mayan adventures? Visit Copan Ruins. Or maybe, you can go to Utila. In here you can find cheaper accommodations and even enjoy a great nightlife. Plus, water activities are so popular here such as diving. It’s a good place to take lessons, don’t you think?

7. Nicaragua

Volcano Boarding in Nicaragua

Where:  Central America

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Similar to the previous countries mentioned above, your US visa will allow you to visit Nicaragua and all you have to do is to secure a visa on arrival when you are there. It’s either you go here after your trip from Honduras or go directly to Nicaragua from US.

Nicaragua is known to house a number of great beaches, perfect for families or friends traveling together. You can even go for a hiking adventure, or end the day with some affordable beers.

8. Albania

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Where:  Eastern Europe

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Good news for those who hold a valid US tourist visa. You don’t have to worry about anything because it will be a smooth journey if you wish to visit Albania.

Did you know that Mother Teresa was an Albanian? Do a bit of research and check out her birth place. And of course, visit Tirana – a vibrant capital that will put smiles on your faces. This country is a good substitute for its more popular neighboring country, Greece.

9. Montenegro

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Where:  Eastern Europe

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: If you have a valid US tourist visa, you can visit Montenegro, visa-free. However, it is important to note that there are only few airlines that go to Montenegro and you might want to secure a Schengen visa.

If you are in  Montenegro, you should definitely see the old city of Kotor, the bay and the Castle of San Giovanni. You will fall in love with this underrated town and would like to come back for more.

10. Panama

San Blas Sailing - Panama to Cartagena - San Blas Islands

Where:  Central America

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: US visa holders can go to Panama and the only requirement is that you provide a proof of exit within the 90 day period.

I would recommend that you join a city – walking tour that will let you see the wonders of this outstanding country. If I were you, I will check out the Panama canal and be amazed by its superb engineering.

11. Costa Rica 

Horseback Riding and Swimming with them in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Where:  Central America

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Technically, Filipinos do not need a visa to Costa Rica. However, if you are already in the US, you might as well go to this humble country and cross it out from your bucket list.  When in Costa Rica, you will never run out of nature adventures. You can go on a horseback riding, zip lining or even a cruise to further enjoy the view.

When in Costa Rica, you will never run out of nature adventures. You can go on a horseback riding, zip lining or even a cruise to further enjoy the view. See our photo? It reminded me of the 90s telenovelas back in the Philippines!

12. Colombia

Yacht Trip in Cartagena Colombia

Yacht Trip in Cartagena Colombia

Where:  South America

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: The cheapest route to go to Colombia is via USA. Thus, it will be more cost efficient to secure a valid US visa even when Filipinos are not required to obtain one to visit the country.

Go to Bogota and appreciate the skyline the city has. Or if you want to see a romantic side of Colombia, the best place would be Cartagena.

13. Peru

sustainable travel lifestyle - Filipina Backpacker in Machu PicchuWhere:  South America

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Like our tip for those who will travel to Colombia, it would be more ideal to get a US visa if you wish to enter Peru. That will allow you to take US flights which are generally cheaper than flights or routes going to South America.

During your first visit to Peru, you better include Machu Picchu in your itinerary. It would be a waste not to go here. I think most travelers have Machu Picchu on their bucket list, right?  Or maybe, you can get some pink Peruvian salt. You can also read my cheap flight routes from Manila to South America.

14. Brazil

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

Where:  South America

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: This amazing country is also visa – free for Filipinos. Yet again, to save on cost, have your US visa ready. At least by doing so, you are able to visit different countries and not just the ones from South America.

Brazil is known to have great beaches and beautiful locals. But when you plan to visit this country, head to Rio de Janerio. Or perhaps, take the Amazon river tour, which is the 2nd longest river on earth.

15. Bolivia

Peru - Bolivia Border

Where:  South America      

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: You are allowed to stay in Bolivia for 90 days if you are a Filipino passport holder. US visa is not required but I would encourage you to secure that first so you can maximize your stay while you are in that part of the globe.

If you are going to Bolivia, there’s a huge chance that you will land on La Paz. This is known as one of the highest airports around the globe. You get to see amazing mountains which are definitely jaw – dropping. If you want some heart – stopping adventure, visit the World’s most dangerous road.

16. EcuadorBZFLAG Travel - Passport Stamps - Ecuador

Where:  South America      

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Also in the list of surprisingly visa – free country for Filipinos is the beautiful Ecuador. There are some people who would find a different route to reach the country so that they can avoid applying for a US visa and then get rejected or denied afterward. While that’s possible, getting a US visa is something you should not fear about. Obtaining one allows you to visit a number of countries, not just in South America. So might as well get one, right?

When in Ecuador, I recommend that you go on a cruise to the Galapagos Islands. Or since you are already in the country, go to the Mitad del Mundo or the Middle of the World.

17. Serbia

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Where:  Europe       

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Who says you can’t go to Europe with your US visa? You may if you are going to Serbia.

While this is not as popular as other European countries, you have to note that there are so many things to do in Serbia. Get to see Kalemegdan Citadel and see where around 155 battles took place in the old times. Or if you are with your special someone, how about some exquisite dining at Čarda Aqua Doria.

18. Georgia

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Where: Asia and Europe        

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport:  Planning to go to Georgia? No need for other visas if you are currently holding a US one. Stay here for 90 days at most.

Interestingly, going to Georgia is like a maze. Walk around the city of Tbilisi and get lost! Surprisingly, it’s a lot of fun getting lost in here. Chances are, you get to see secret courtyards.

19. Belize

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Where: Central America         

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: If you are holding a multiple US tourist visa, all you need to do is to secure a visa on arrival when you visit Belize.

I hope you are a fan of great water adventures such as diving and snorkeling. In Belize, you can do these things. Or, why not take some caving adventures. While it’s not as big as other countries, it is definitely a paradise.

20. Bahamas

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Where: Caribbean      

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: To date, only those who are holding a US and Canadian Permanent residency may enter the Bahamas without a visa. However, they say that if you are on a cruise, you may visit the country for 24 hours. Most of the time, Filipinos who join a cruise to Bahamas secure US visa first.

Get the best and the most amazing Caribbean vacation when in the Bahamas. Relax on one of the beaches, or maybe if you are taking your kids with you, look for a dolphin adventure that will leave them happy for days.

21. Turks and Caicos

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

Where: Caribbean

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Travellers who are holders of a valid visa permitting their travel to the UK, US or Canada, may be granted leave to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands without a Turks and Caicos Islands visa

When in Turks and Caicos, you should visit the Bright Reef. See different species and fall in love with the life underwater. It will be hard to forget this experience.

22. US Virgin Island

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Where: Caribbean   

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Being a US territory, your US tourist visa is valid when you go to this paradise. Just ensure that your visa is up to date and valid.

US Virgin Island is known to be an amazing spot if you are a fan of white beaches and picturesque reefs. Visit the Buck Island, the only marine national park in the US. Perhaps, see the amazing Jack Bay and Isaac Bay. I bet you’d get a great tan while in here.

23. Antigua and Barbuda

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines

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Where: Caribbean

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Cruise ship visitors who would normally be required for a visa are not required to have one provided that they arrive in Antigua and Barbuda in the morning and depart the same evening. However, those who are coming from the US will need to secure at least a transit visa.

What you can probably do is to strut in your bikini or board shorts and enjoy the sands and waters. After all, the locals of Antigua are proud of their beaches. They say that they have 365 beaches to choose from!

24. Dominican Republic

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

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Where: Caribbean

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: You can use your valid US tourist visa if you wish to visit the Dominican Republic provided that you secure a tourist card for USD 10 upon arrival. You may do the application online.

I would encourage you to visit one of the oldest cities when in the Dominican Republic. The mansions and even the streets will definitely take you back in time. This is recommended for lovers of arts and history!

25. Taiwan 30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

Where: Asia           

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: You can use your valid US tourist visa if you wish to visit Taiwan and stay for 30 days. But, you need to secure a Travel Authorization Certificate before your enter the country.

Note: By September 2017, Filipinos can travel to Taiwan, visa – free. Please check the embassy website for details!

It would be a shame not to try the local delicacies of Taiwan. Plus, you should not miss the amazing panoramic view of the city from Taipei 101. I just went here recently and instantly fell in love with it.

26. Bermuda

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Where: Caribbean

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Your US visa must have at least 45 days remaining beyond the date of departure from Bermuda.

Bermuda is much more than the infamous triangle it is known for. Try to go to the Fort Hamilton and of course, the Horseshoe Bay Beach.

27. Puerto Rico

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

Where: Caribbean

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Yes, another one to tick off from your list is Puerto Rico. Your US visa should be enough for you to roam this country.

Ride a glass – bottomed boat and see the Bioluminescent Bay. Just remember to take the tour when the moon isn’t too bright. Also, you might want to spend the day in the Old San Juan.

28. Northern Mariana Islands

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines

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Where: Oceania              

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Being a US territory, you don’t have to worry about entering this country as long as you have a valid US visa.

You just need to see The Grotto. There might be a number of steps going down, but the beautiful cave with amazing waters will compensate for it.

29. Guam

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines

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Where: Oceania              

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: Guam is known to house a number of Filipinos too! If you have a US visa, there is no need to get a different one from the embassy. It should have you covered. But if you are holding a visa valid for Guam, this does not mean you can enter the mainland using that.

With a number of tropical beaches, it would be hard not to dip in the clear waters and enjoy the sands of Guam.

30. American Samoa

30 Countries You can Visit if you have a Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport

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Where: Oceania

With Valid USA Tourist Visa on your Philippines Passport: With the name of the country, it is pretty evident that this is a US territory and your US visa can be used. This is different from the Independent State of Samoa where Filipinos can enter visa – free for 60 days or less.

A group of islands between Hawaii and New Zealand, expect to see a number of great landscapes and waters perfect for hiking and swimming.

The list above may change and that we recommend that you coordinate with the embassies to further clarify your eligibility to travel to their country with your USA tourist visa. If you have additional countries to suggest, feel free to comment so we can update this post.

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Note that we are travel bloggers and not professionals with regard to visas. We based our articles on our experiences and tips from our fellow travelers.

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  2. Hello, my friend is trying to obtain a u s tourist visa from the philippines. We have a cruise booked from Los Angeles roundtrip to mexico. Does she need another visa to go to mexico? It’s a mexican reviera cruise..I would really appreciate a reply..thank you in advance.

  3. Hi. I have a US C1D visa but i this is for transit only as I am a seafarer. It has a 5yr validity tho. I really want to go to Honduras. Is my visa acceptable? Please help me 🙏🏻

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  4. If am traveling to Peru and my connecting flight is in LAX I’m assuming that I still need to apply for US visa. Can someone confirm this please. Thanks in advance.

  5. Hi could you please advice me what to do to get a tourist visa bound for South Korea I’m currently now in Kuwait working coz my fiance is been working in Pyoengtaek South korea at camp Humphrey until now I came on applying some jobs as well going there.
    Thank you

  6. BZFLAG, no other requirement to go to Cuba? It can be purely for tourism purposes? I can go as a tourist with no religious or educational purpose? Thank you!

  7. hi kach! just wondering how will i secure a travel auth cert going to taiwan i do have a valid us visa..i tot effctve n ung visa free ng filipinos to taiwan by june hnd pa pla,my air ticket nko😔..im working overseas so a bit hassle pmnta ng mga embassy to secure a visa..thanks!

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    2. One of my friend suggested that once you have a US tourist visa your already exempted to it just got stamped in the airport.

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