Southeast Asian countries agreed on July 25 allowing their citizens to travel within
the region for up to two weeks without a visa.
Most of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have
bilateral free-entry agreements with some or all of the members of the bloc.
But Vietnam requires visas for citizens of Cambodia, Myanmar and Brunei, and Cambodia
for citizens of Vietnam, Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia, and Myanmar. Philippines is
the only country in the regional grouping that does not ask for a visa from any citizen
from an ASEAN member state.
The ASEAN Framework Agreement on Visa Exemption will group the bilateral arrangements
into a uniform rule, allowing people of the region to visit member countries for
up to two weeks without a visa.