Visa-free entrants to the Philippines must have a passport valid for at least six months beyond the contemplated stay dates and possess a return ticket to their country of origin or onward destination. The extended visa-free initiative was conceived through inter-agency coordination among the Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Tourism, Department of Justice, Bureau of Immigration and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency. These days it is not only more fun in the Philippines. The fun lasts longer! For the full list of eligible countries visit Consular Services on the Philippine Embassy website. Foreign nationals from 151 countries can now enter the Philippines without a visa and remain in the country for a maximum of 30 days, according to a new Executive Order. Source = ETB News: P.T. The Philippines has extended its visa-free privileges from 21 to 30 days. Australia is among the multitude of countries affected by this new policy, which came into effect on 1 August 2013.