Visa policy of Myanmar

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Any foreign national who wishes to enter Myanmar must obtain a visa unless they are a citizen of one of the eligible visa exempt countries. All visitors to Myanmar must hold a passport valid for 6 months.[1]

Visa policy map[edit]

Visa policy of Myanmar

Visa exemption[edit]

Holders of normal passports issued by the following jurisdictions do not require a visa to enter Myanmar for tourism and business visits for up to the duration listed below:[1][2][3]

30 days

For tourism only

14 days

a – Temporary policy from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2020.[4][5][6]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Holders of normal passports issued by the following countries may obtain a tourist visa on arrival at Yangon International Airport, Nay Pyi Taw International Airport or Mandalay International Airport valid for 30 days, the visa fee is US$50.[7][8][9][10]

eVisa[edit]

Myanmar launched the eVisa system on 1 September 2014. eVisas are issued online for tourism and business purposes only. An evisa is issued within 3 working days, is valid for 90 days from the date of issue and allows a stay for up to 28 days (for tourists) or 70 days (for business travellers with invitation). The fee for a business eVisa is US$70, while a tourist eVisa costs US$50.[2][3] Visas are issued free of charge to children under 7.[11]

The list of eligible countries was expanded twice, first in October 2014, then in January 2015. In July 2015 business eVisa was introduced.

Holders of eVisas must enter from one of the following ports of entry:[2][3]

Nationals of the following countries are eligible:

Note:
1 - Countries eligible for business/tourist e-visa along with visa-free or visa on arrival privilege.
2 - Countries eligible for business/tourist e-visa.
# - British citizens along with other EU citizens are eligible for business/tourist e-visa. All other classes of British nationality are eligible for tourist e-visa only.
No mark - Countries eligible for tourist e-visa only.

The eVisa system may be extended to other nationalities and ports of entry in the future and may include the issuance of other types of visas.[12]

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

Holders of diplomatic and official/service passports of the following countries do not require a visa for Myanmar:[13]

90 days

Bangladesh, Colombia, India, Israel, Japan (diplomatic passport only), South Korea, Morocco, Nepal, Russia

30 days

Belarus, Brazil, Cambodia, China, North Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam

A visa-free agreement for holders of diplomatic and service passports was signed with Serbia in January 2019 and it is yet to be ratified.[14]

Other arrangements[edit]

Business visa on arrival is available for citizens from 52 countries/territories flying into Yangon International Airport, Naypyidaw Airport or Mandalay International Airport using the application form and with company registration and invitation documents.[15][16][17]

Myanmar Airways claims that nationals of all countries and jurisdictions may obtain a tourist visa on arrival valid for 28 days provided they are arriving at Yangon International Airport on a specific flight on Myanmar Airways International from Guangzhou, though this seems to conflict with the Myanmar Visa on Arrival requirements.[18]

In August 2017 an expansion of the visa on arrival system was announced.[19] In October 2018 an expansion of the visa-free system was announced for early 2019.[20]

Statistics[edit]

Most visitors arriving to Myanmar on short term basis were from the following countries of nationality:[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Country information (visa section)". Timatic. International Air Transport Association (IATA) through Olympic Air. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Myanmar eVisa (Official Government Website)". evisa.moip.gov.mm. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Myanmar eVisa (Official Government Website)". evisa.moip.gov.mm. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  4. ^ a b "The amended announcement of Visa Exemption to enter Myanmar for ordinary passport holders of Japan and South Korea" (PDF). Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b Terms and Conditions for The Tourists from Special Administrative Regions of PRC (Hong Kong SAR and Macao SAR) for Visa Exemption
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ "Visa on Arrival applicable for the passport holder of the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong and Macao SAR" (PDF). Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  8. ^ 中国领事服务网. "缅甸拟对中国游客实行落地签证政策". Retrieved 2014-09-11.
  9. ^ "Tourist Visa Information – EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR". www.myanmedelhi.com. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  10. ^ Myanmar grants visa-on-arrival to 6 more countries to boost tourism
  11. ^ Action-Visas. "Myanmar : le visa est gratuit pour les enfants de moins de 7 ans". TourMaG.com, 1er journal des professionnels du tourisme francophone. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  12. ^ migration (2014-09-01). "Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  13. ^ "Visa Free Travel – MINISTRY of FOREIGN AFFAIR". Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Myanmar and Serbia signed the Mutual Visa Exemption Agreement for Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders – MINISTRY of FOREIGN AFFAIR". Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population » On Arrival Visa". Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  16. ^ Com, The Phuket News. "World News: PHUKET: Myanmar expands visa on arrival list". The Phuket News Com. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  17. ^ "Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population » The Required Terms and Conditions for VISA ON ARRIVAL". www.mip.gov.mm. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  18. ^ "Myanmar visa on arrival". Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  19. ^ "Myanmar to resume issuing visas on arrival to visitors". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  20. ^ "First Tourists Arrive on New Free-Visa System, 21 Western Countries to be Added". The Irrawaddy. 2 October 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Myanmar Tourism Statistics". Central Statistical Organization. Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development.

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