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THE PHILIPPINES – Visa-Free Entry for Some Chinese and Indian Nationals

Effective immediately, Chinese and Indian nationals who are holders of a valid and current American, Australian, Canadian, Japanese, or Schengen visa are permitted to enter the Philippines without a visa for seven days for purposes of tourism or business travel. To qualify for visa-free entry, there are a few additional requirements: the Chinese or Indian national must hold a return or onward ticket to a destination country, have at least six months of validity on their passport beyond their anticipated stay, and have a clean record with the Philippines’ Bureau of Immigration. Travelers should note that the seven-day visa-free stay may be extended by 14 additional days for a maximum duration of 21 days. Additionally, travelers should be aware that they cannot convert a visa-free entry to any other visa category.

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