YANGON, May 26 (Xinhua) -- A total of 683 people, including 403 foreign citizens, as well as 35 passports were removed from blacklist in Myanmar during the two-year tenure of the incumbent government, according to a press release from the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population on Saturday.
To enable prompt identification process to other black list entries, the Myanmar Advanced Passenger Processing System (MAPPs) has been installed at the country's airports in March this year.
During the period, Myanmar and other ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member countries reached bilateral visa exemption agreements for diplomatic or official passports holders.
Under the agreements, such passport holders from a total of 21 countries are being exempted.
Meanwhile, over 270,000 foreign visitors from 53 countries were offered visa-on-arrival at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw airports with over 9.5 million U.S. dollars revenues being collected, the report said.