Philippines visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Filipino Visa is not required for Zimbabweans

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • The visa policy in the Philippines permits citizens of Zimbabwe to visit the country for a duration of 30 days without a visa.
  • Prospective visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum period of 6 months beyond their stay in the Philippines. The passport should have at least two blank pages for visa stamping.
  • Tourists from Zimbabwe must provide proof of a confirmed means of accommodation for their entire stay in the Philippines. This could be in the form of a hotel reservation or a sponsor letter from a host living in the Philippines.
  • A return ticket to Zimbabwe or onward destination is needed as well.
  • On entry and exit into the Philippines, local currency above PHP 50,000 require an authorization from the Central Bank of the Philippines, and foreign currencies $10,000 will be declared on arrival in the Philippines.
  • Nationals of Zimbabwe bringing in pets must be accompanied by veterinarian good health certificate, issued at Mauritius stating that the animal has not been exposed to communicable disease and prior import permit obtained from Bureau of Animal Industry.
  • Intending visitors can get to the Philippines from any international airport in Zimbabwe. There are international airports in Harare and Bulawayo.
  • Air Zimbabwe, Singapore Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and Cathay Pacific are some of the carriers that fly from Zimbabwe to the Philippines.
  • The estimated flight time from Harare to Manila, Philippines is 19 hours, 55 minutes and from Bulawayo, it is  20 hours, 45 minutes.
  • The Philippines has five types of climates, which are tropical rainforest, tropical monsoon, tropical savanna, humid subtropical and oceanic. However, it has two major seasons, the rainy season, from June to November; and the dry season, from December to May.
  • Christianity is the most practised religion in the Philippines, with over 85% of the entire population. Roman Catholics, Protestants Orthodox, Restorationist etc, are the Christian denomination in the Philippines. However, some of the other religions present are in the Philippines include Hinduism Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.
  • The Philippine Peso is the official currency used in the Philippines. Visitors can exchange their foreign currencies at various banks and exchange outlets in the country.
  • The Philippines has five types of climates, which are tropical rainforest, tropical monsoon, tropical savanna, humid subtropical and oceanic. However, it has two major seasons, the rainy season, from June to November; and the dry season, from December to May.
  • Special delicacies tourists can try while in the Philippines are chicken adobo, kare kare, balut, etc.
  • There are about 150 different indigenous languages in the Philippines, however, Filipino and English are the official languages.
  • Movement in the Philippines is possible with domestic ferries, tricycles, private transports, and taxis. 
  • Tourists are advised to budget about $40 to spend on daily expenses while in the Philippines.
  • The Philippines uses Philippine Standard Time (GMT+8), which puts the Philippines six hours ahead of Zimbabwe.
  • The power and socket plug used in the Philippines are of Type A, B and C. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
  • Visitors travelling to the Philippines are expected to be courteous and conscious of existing rules and customs as they go about their tourism-related activities.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is the Philippines safe for tourists visit?

Yes, although there are some conflicts, the Philippines is a very big country and most of it is perfectly safe. Tourists are however advised to remain cautious during their stay in the country.


How long should my passport be valid for before travelling to the Philippines?

Nationals of Tanzania will be required to have a passport valid for at least six months beyond their date of exit from the Philippines. The passport should have at least two blank pages for entry and exit stamps.


When is the best time to travel to Philippines?

The Philippines is most popular during the dry season, between November and April. At this time, the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas. Temperatures are high during March and April, so it's best to travel during the cooler months of December to February.


What is the best currency to take to Philippines?

The currency used in the Philippines is the Philippine Peso. In some tourist areas, you might be able to pay for goods and services using U.S. dollars and Euros.