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Vietnam announces waiver on visa requirements

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Residents of Britain, Germany, France, Spain and Italy now have cause to celebrate, as Vietnam announces its plan to waive visa requirements for an entire year.

The exemption period, which will begin on the 1st of July 2015 and end on the 30th of June 2016, will allow residents of these five countries to travel to Vietnam with nothing but their passport. Belarus will also be added to the list for a period of five years from the same date.

News of the announcement surfaced in the media last week, but it was not until Monday that the Embassy of Vietnam in London confirmed reports in a statement on their website. From July 2016, the visa waiver is expected to be extended to Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

The visa exemption has been introduced to counteract a slump in tourist numbers, which have reportedly been in decline since 2014…

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Myanmar Visa (Burma Visa)

Through Arden's Eyes

Getting a visa to visit Myanmar was surprisingly easy.
Likely this is an effort to attract more tourists to the recently opened country.

Of course you always have the option of getting your Myanmar visa at a Myanmar Embassy or Consulate. I always recommend doing this if you live in a city where the embassy or consulate is located because doing it this way tends to be the fastest and most stress-free way to get any visa (at least in my opinion).

However, if you do not live where there is an embassy or consulate or if you are traveling, Myanmar now has an online visa system. And amazingly, it works pretty well.

NOTE: You can only use the e-visa when you enter Myanmar via Yangon or Mandalay International Airports. If you enter the country any other location you must get a visa in advance.

Visit one of these two…

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