Myanmar to provide official entry at China border

The Muse-Shwe Li border gate will soon be upgraded to provide official entry to the country, allowing visitors to travel around the country aside from restricted areas, according to Myanmar’s immigration minister.

Immigration Minister Khin Yi told parliament on Wednesday that border gates between Myanmar and Thailand – including Tachileik-Mae Sai, Myawady-Mae Sot, Kawthoung-Ranong and Htee Khee-Sunaron – have also been upgraded as official international entry points.

Visitors with valid passports and pre-issued visas from a Myanmar Embassy have been allowed to travel into the country since last August. A total of 5,553 visitors have crossed by land into Myanmar within four months, according to Khin Yi, significantly boosting local tourism.

He also said the ministry will carry out tasks for mutual visa exemptions, upgrade an online visa system and allow permanent residence for foreigners.

“We will cooperate with regional organisations like GMS, ASEAN, BIMSTEC, and ACEMECS for projects related to immigration, install advanced technologies at international airports, border gateways, and government departments in states and regions to establish a real data system and systematic immigration border management system in the next fiscal year,” said Khin Yi.

Source : elevenmyanmar.com