PHL visa for Americans, can generate up to P6 Billion annual income
At present, Filipinos traveling to America for whatever the purpose is needs to apply for a US visa and pay a $160 to $265 non-refundable application fee. It is the followed by a personal interview with a US vice consul, who may or may not issue a visa.
As President Duterte emphasize while we Filipinos are oblige to secure a US Visa, Americans traveling to PH enjoy visa-free entry for stays less than 30 days.
So now the Duterte Administration is planning to require Americans traveling to the Philippines to first secure a visa and that alone could easily generate US$125 million or P6 billion in extra annual revenue, a lawmaker said.
Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel expressed his support for President Rodrigo Duterte’s idea to require Americans to obtain a Philippine visa saying,
“There is nothing anti-American about seeking parity in travel stipulations. This is all about equality in treatment. Our people-to-people, business-to-business as well as government-to-government relations with the US remain sound,” [source]