Singapore, Myanmar mutually enter into visa-free agreements for trips under 30 days

Singapore

Starting from 1 December, citizens of Singapore and Myanmar travelling to each other’s countries will not need a visa for trips lasting less than 30 days.

Diplomatic notes to this effect were exchanged on 7 June during the official visit of Singapore Premier Lee Hsien Loong to Myanmar. The exchange occurred between Robert Chua, Singapore’s ambassador to Myanmar, and Kyaw Tin, Myanmar’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in the presence of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar State Counsellor, and Premier Lee.

The agreement, which would allow citizens of both countries a visa-free stay of fewer than 30 days in each other’s countries, is applicable to holders of ordinary passports.

The number of tourists arriving in Singapore has grown by 12 percent between 2011 and 2015.

In 2015, 105,452 Myanmar citizens visited Singapore, with each person spending an average $2,811 per trip.

On the other hand, Myanmar received 45,125 tourists from Singapore as per reports of the Myanmar Ministry of Hotel and Tourism.

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