Burma, Indonesia Sign Visa Exemption Agreement

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Burmese citizens can now travel for 30 days in Indonesia, while Indonesian passport holders get 14 days visa free in Burma.

RANGOON — Burmese and Indonesian citizens will soon be able to travel to each others’ countries without a visa, according to the Indonesian Embassy in Rangoon.

The embassy told The Irrawaddy on Friday that Burmese ordinary passport holders will soon be allowed to visit Indonesia for 30 days without a visa and Indonesians will have a 14-day visa exemption in Burma.

The visa exemptions will be effective after a ratification process is complete, and once airport immigration offices have been given notice, the embassy said.

The visa exemption agreement was signed by Burmese Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin and Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa on May 10 in Naypyitaw, during the 24th Asean Summit.

“The earlier signing was of the Visa exemption agreement. I think it is very important to improve relations between the people of both countries, partly to increase connectivity between Asean countries,” said Marty Natalegawa was quoted by ANTAR News as saying.

Burma and Indonesia have already agreed a visa exemption for official diplomatic passport holders for up to 14 days, according to the Indonesian Embassy, which added that Indonesian passport holders can now travel to 15 countries without a visa.

5 Responses to Burma, Indonesia Sign Visa Exemption Agreement

  1. If you want to get killed, go to Indonesia. Many Muslims from Indonesia are ready to kill the Buddhist Myanmars. So, Thein Sein and Min Aung Hlaing may go to Indonesia first that they may come home lying on the coffins.

  2. thanks presidents of Myanmar & Indonesia.

  3. Let the children of Myanmar regime visit Indonesia. They will come home without their heads.

  4. When is the Myanmar Government going to consider a NO-Visa requirement for Australian Businesses and Visitors? People living on the West Coast of Australia need to wait over four (4) weeks for their Visa’s if they want to travel to Myanmar. Australians travel to Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong regularly where NO Entry Visa’s are required. The Myanmar Government needs to wake up and make this a priority if they want Australian Businessmen and Visitors to visit their country.

  5. LOL at some of the comments. Being a Buddhist in Indonesia is a hell of a lot better than being Muslims in Myanmar where there’s a country wide movement to legally discriminate against them. While in Indonesia there’s none.

    But then again what do you expect from people that probably just got the internet last month. XD

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