Indians with AJACSSUK (Australia, Japan, Canada, Singapore, the US and UK visa) visa travelling to Philippines can now enter from any entry port including major international airport and secondary international hubs as well as in sea ports by passengers on board cruise ships / vessels. Indian nationals with valid AJACSSUK visa can enter Philippines without a visa for 14 days. Earlier this policy was only applicable to Indian Nationals arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport or Clark International Airport.
SanJeet, tourism attache, Philippines Tourism Marketing Office– India said, “India is the 13th largest source market for Philippines foreign tourist arrivals and the potential for growth is tremendous. India is expected to be one of the top 10 largest source markets by 2016 targeting 100,000 arrivals with the visa relaxation and new tourism promotion activities.”
The Department of Philippines recorded a growth of 17.14 per cent in 2014 in arrivals of Indians over 2013. Over 61,000 Indians visited the Philippines in 2014. It is expected that this number will rise to around 75,000 in 2015.