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Traveling to Singapore? Soon, No Visa To Be Required

Visa requirements will be lifted for visits between Singapore and Myanmar beginning Dec. 1 of this year. The visa exemption is for visits up to 30-days in length and is expected to help bolster tourism and business ties between the two countries. The exemption is for standard passport bearers and is subject to standard entry requirements. This change will likely be a boon to Myanmar’s already expanding tourism industry which is expected to increase by half a million visitors in 2016.

The decision for a visa exemption was made during an official visit to Myanmar by Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong. Loong met with Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi and the two reportedly discussed how to strengthen hospitality and economical ties between their two countries, including talks of expanding airline flights from Singapore to major cities in Myanmar. Currently, there are 49 weekly flights between the two countries.