Visa-free entry to Myanmar for Filipinos

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benigno-aquino-and-thein seinStarting January 4, 2014, Filipino nationals holding ordinary passports may now enter Myanmar without a visa and stay there for up to 14 days, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said on October 27.

The respective agreement has been signed between the governments of Philippines and Myanmar during the visit of Myanmar President U Thein Sein on December 5, 2013.

“The visa-free entry agreement is expected to boost tourism, trade and investment between the Philippines and Myanmar,” the DFA said in a statement.

The Philippines already grants Myanmar nationals a 30-day visa-free privilege under the Executive Order 408, which was signed in 1960.

Myanmar’s tourism statistics for 2012 show dramatic increases in visitor numbers and revenue from inbound travel. More than a million travelers flocked to Myanmar last year, compared with approximately 816,000 visitors in 2011. In 2013, the country expects 1.5 million tourists.

Myanmar’s tourism income showed startling year-on-year growth, recording a 67 per cent increase in earnings. The total tourism income for 2012 was $534 million, compared with $319 million in 2011.

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Starting January 4, 2014, Filipino nationals holding ordinary passports may now enter Myanmar without a visa and stay there for up to 14 days, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said on October 27.

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benigno-aquino-and-thein seinStarting January 4, 2014, Filipino nationals holding ordinary passports may now enter Myanmar without a visa and stay there for up to 14 days, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said on October 27.

The respective agreement has been signed between the governments of Philippines and Myanmar during the visit of Myanmar President U Thein Sein on December 5, 2013.

“The visa-free entry agreement is expected to boost tourism, trade and investment between the Philippines and Myanmar,” the DFA said in a statement.

The Philippines already grants Myanmar nationals a 30-day visa-free privilege under the Executive Order 408, which was signed in 1960.

Myanmar’s tourism statistics for 2012 show dramatic increases in visitor numbers and revenue from inbound travel. More than a million travelers flocked to Myanmar last year, compared with approximately 816,000 visitors in 2011. In 2013, the country expects 1.5 million tourists.

Myanmar’s tourism income showed startling year-on-year growth, recording a 67 per cent increase in earnings. The total tourism income for 2012 was $534 million, compared with $319 million in 2011.

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