“Starting from June 1 [2012], we granted visas on arrival to tourists from 26 countries. Now, we are planning to grant visas on arrival to tourists from 22 more countries,” an official from the Department of Immigration and National Registration told Mizzima.

In granting visas on arrival to tourists and businesspeople from another 22 nations, the Burmese government said it is recognizing the countries that have made large investments in the country.

The 22 new countries include the Netherlands, Finland, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Denmark, and Latin American countries Brazil, Mexico and Columbia.

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