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Would you support an ASEAN single visa plan?

Update: July, 08/2016 - 09:00
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to implement a single visa plan for tourists visiting the region. — Photo asean2010.vn

Your Say, published every Friday, lets readers express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the editor.

Next week: Would you support an ASEAN single visa plan?

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed to implement a single visa plan for tourists visiting the region. The single visa scheme will be similar to the Schengen visa in Europe, which is valid in the Schengen area comprising 22 European Union member states and four non-members. The unified visa system will require foreign tourists to complete a single process for the visa, which will be valid in any of the 10 member countries of the ASEAN region. The single visa scheme will be introduced soon.

The most common arguments against the single visa scheme are security concerns and difficulty in immigration management. What do you think about this issue?

Do you think the single visa will help improve ASEAN economies and promote tourism in the region?

Please reply by email to: opinion@vnsmail.com, or by fax to (84-4) 3 933 2311. Letters can be sent to The Editor, Việt Nam News, 79 Lý Thường Kiệt Street, Hà Nội. Replies to this week’s questions must be received by Thursday morning, July 14, 2016. — VNS

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