Myanmar expands visa-free entry to 24 nations, including four new additions.
Yangon International Airport announced on 18 September that diplomatic passport holders and special passport holders from four additional foreign countries are now eligible for visa exemptions. Myanmar has officially granted visa-free entry to individuals holding diplomatic or special passports from Belarus, Morocco, Nepal, and Japan.
This decision comes as part of a reciprocal visa agreement between Myanmar and these nations, allowing diplomats and special passport holders to enjoy stays in the country ranging from 30 to 90 days, in accordance with specific country guidelines.
The Ministry of Immigration and Population has reported that a total of 24 countries, including nine ASEAN nations, now have mutual visa exemptions with Myanmar. Notably, this list includes four newly added countries: Belarus, Morocco, Nepal, and Japan. Among the 24 nations are Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, India, South Korea, North Korea, Mongolia, Russia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, and nine ASEAN member countries.
This expanded visa exemption scheme aims to foster stronger diplomatic ties and encourage increased tourism between Myanmar and these nations. — TWA/CT