Myanmar has arranged visa-free entry for tourists with diplomatic and special passports from four more countries including Nepal. According to the Global New Light of Myanmar, quoting government officials, Nepal, Belarus, Morocco and Japan are the four additional countries that will have visa-free entry.
The aim of this move is to promote strong diplomatic relations between Myanmar and these countries and to encourage tourism. The decision comes as part of a reciprocal visa agreement between Myanmar and these countries, which allows diplomats and special passport holders to stay in the country for 30 to 90 days.
Apart from the four newly added countries, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka and member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are eligible for visa exemption from Myanmar.
Acting Secretary of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, U Hla Myint, said that measures including visa-free entry and visa-on-arrival will help increase tourist arrivals in the country.
According to the Ministry of Tourism, 751,216 foreign tourists entered Myanmar in the first eight months of 2023.