Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Myanmar simplifies visa rule for foreign journos

Myanmar has simplified entry visa procedures for foreign journalists seeking to cover the upcoming ASEAN Summit in the country later this month, the information ministry said Thursday.

Under the new scheme, the one-month multiple entry visa rule for foreign reporters has been simplified. Visas can be extended twice, Xinhua reported.

Journalists were advised to re-apply for a new visa after three months at the Myanmar embassies which issued their first visa.

Foreign correspondents based in Myanmar will be allowed to extend their visa in every six months, according to the new plan.

Myanmar takes the rotating chair of ASEAN this year for the first time after joining the grouping in 1997. The summit is scheduled to take place at the Myanmar International Convention Center in Nay Pyi Taw May 10-11.

source: Business Standard
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