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 at least 6 months.
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Holders of normal passports issued by the following two countries do not require a visa to enter Myanmar for tourism and business visits for up to 30 days, unless otherwise stated. Nationals of these jurisdictions may enter by and depart from any port of entry.
From 1 October 2018 until 30 September 2020, tourists hailing from Hong Kong, Macao, Japan and South Korea were allowed entry into Myanmar without a visa. They were allowed to enter by and depart from any port of entry in Myanmar.
Holders of normal passports issued by the following six countries do not require a visa to enter Myanmar for tourism and business visits for up to 14 days. According to the Government of Myanmar, nationals of these jurisdictions must enter by and depart from either Yangon International Airport, Nay Pyi Taw International Airport or Mandalay International Airport in order to be granted visa-free entry.
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Visa on arrival
Visa on arrival
Holders of normal passports issued by the following countries who are travelling as tourists may obtain a visa on arrival at Yangon International Airport, Nay Pyi Taw International Airport or Mandalay International Airport valid for up to 30 days. They must pay a fee of US$50 for the visa.
Myanmar launched an 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 maximum stay of up to 28 days (for tourists) or 70 days (for business travellers with an invitation). The fee for a business eVisa is US$70, while a tourist eVisa costs US$50. Visas are issued free of charge to children under 7.
The list of eligible countries was expanded twice, first in October 2014, then in January 2015. In July 2015, the business eVisa was introduced.
- Yangon International Airport
- Nay Pyi Taw International Airport
- Mandalay International Airport
- Kawthaung Land Border Checkpoint with Thailand
- Myawaddy Land Border Checkpoint with Thailand
- Tachileik Land Border Checkpoint with Thailand
- Rihkhawdar Land Border Checkpoint with India
- Tamu Land Border Checkpoint with India
Nationals of the following countries are eligible:
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 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.
Holders of diplomatic and official/service passports of the following countries do not require a visa for Myanmar:
- 90 days
- 30 days
A visa on arrival for business purposes 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.
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.
Most visitors arriving to Myanmar on short term basis were from the following countries of nationality:
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