The governments of Maldives and Burundi, on Thursday, has signed a mutual visa exemption agreement raising the total number of countries Maldivian travelers are permitted entry without prior visa to 90.
An official from Foreign Ministry told Sun that nationals from both countries will now be able to travel to each other without obtaining a prior visa for a period of 30 days.
“(Maldivians) can travel to major nations such as Russia, UAE and China without obtaining a prior visa as of present. Our passport is the strongest with the South Asian region presently,” the official said.
With the execution of the agreement with Burundi – the number of countries Maldivian travelers are permitted entry without a prior visa has been raised to 90.
The mutual visa exemption agreement between Maldives and Burundi allows for the exemption of visas for single or multiple entry, exit, or transit for both countries' nationals, for a period of 30 days.
“The agreement will come into force 30 days later,” the official added.
Foreign Ministry states the agreement signed on Thursday fill reflect positively on efforts by the Maldivian government to secure visa exemptions from further countries.