To be able to move around easily is what a traveller yearn for and now it is safe to say that our dream came true, as Myanmar will upgrade its Muse (Myanmar) - Ruili (China) border gate to an international checkpoint! Prior to this, similar actions were implemented over Myanmar-Thailand border crossings.
The upgrades over the border checkpoints is an effort towards boosting Myanmar's traveller's growth. Myanmar targets 2 million visitors in 2013 and up to 3 million in 2014. Lucky for us, the plan will be implemented soon. According to the Myanmar Minister of Immigration and Population, U Khin Yi, this project should be completed within two to three months, with the cooperation between Myanmar's immigration authorities and of course, with its Chinese counterpart.
Currently, visitors who cross the Muse border have to enter and exit at the same point. However, with the new project, visitors are no longer restricted but flying out is an option now at any airports including Yangon International Airport, Mandalay International Airport and Nay Pyi Taw International Airport. All you need to have in hand is a passport (with a validity of six months to be safe) with valid China Visa and Myanmar Visa! Thus, be sure to obtain visas from both countries before if you're planning to cross borders.