Citizens of ASEAN countries will be able to travel to Myanmar without visa by this year end.
Kyi Thein Ko, Secretary general of Myanmar Tourism Federation said that their primary task is to allow visa free travel to ASEAN countries and expressed that their intention is to execute it by 2015.
One of main goal is to complete chairmanship by fulfilling the idea of visa-free travel that is summarized in the founding rules.
Myanmar as the chair will mark the start of a trade-free period and hassle free travel aid in the ASEAN Economic Community January 2015, In order to allow movement between Myanmar and each of these countries, Myanmar signed mutual visa-free agreements with Laos, Philippines, Cambodia, Brunei and Vietnam.
Myanmar is yet to sign agreements with Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Myanmar and Thailand were supposed to be sign an agreement during the last SEA Games conducted at Nay Pyi Taw, but because of the reason that Yingluck Shinawatra, former Thai prime minister called off her visit to the games, the talks and the signing ceremony that were supposed to take place were cancelled. ASEAN countries citizens can travel to Myanmar without visa from 2015.