YANGON, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) – Myanmar has recently announced an extension of its visa-free entry policy for visitors with diplomatic and special passports from four additional countries.
This decision is part of a broader effort to strengthen diplomatic ties and boost tourism between Myanmar and these nations. Here are the key details:
The four new countries included in this visa exemption policy are:
The extension applies to visitors holding diplomatic and special passports from the mentioned countries.
These individuals can now enter Myanmar without a visa, enjoying stays that range from 30 to 90 days.
This move is a result of a reciprocal Myanmar visa agreement between Myanmar and the aforementioned countries.
The agreement not only facilitates diplomatic relations but also promotes tourism by simplifying the entry process for travelers.
In addition to the newly added nations, Myanmar already offers visa exemption to passport holders from various countries. These countries include:
U Hla Myint, the deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism in Myanmar, believes that measures like visa-free entry and visa-on-arrival will contribute to a significant increase in tourist arrivals in the country.
This policy change aligns with Myanmar’s efforts to expand its tourism industry.
According to the Ministry of Tourism, Myanmar has attracted a total of 751,216 international tourists in the first eight months of 2023. This figure reflects the country’s growing appeal as a tourist destination.Myanmar’s decision to extend visa-free entry to these four countries is expected to further enhance diplomatic relations and attract more tourists, contributing to the nation’s economy and cultural exchange efforts.