Visa policy of Myanmar

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A foreign national wishing to enter Myanmar must obtain a visa unless he or she is a citizen of one of the eligible visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

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Visa policy of Myanmar
  Visa-free (14 days) or eVisa (28 days)
  Eligible for eVisa.
  Visa Required

Visa exemption[edit]

On the basis of reciprocity, nationals of the following 6 countries and jurisdictions do not require a visa to enter Myanmar for visits up to 14 days:[1]


Myanmar launched an eVisa system on 1 September 2014. Visas issued online are currently available to select nationalities, for tourism only. They are issued for a fee within 5 working days and their validity period is three months from the date of issuance. eVisas allow a single entry of up to 28 days and arrival must be via one of the following airports — Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw or Mandalay.[8][9][10][11] Myanmar intends to gradually expand the eVisa system for more nationalities, and other types of visas and entry points as the process improves.[12] In the future the service will be expanded to include the four overland crossings with Thailand at Myawaddy, Tachileik, Kawthaung and Htee Khee.[13][14] The list of eligible countries was twice expanded, once in October 2014 and once in January 2015.[15]

Eligible nationalities are:

1 – Including all classes of British nationality.
2 – Normally visa exempt up to 14 days.

Non-ordinary passports[edit]

Holders of diplomatic and official/service passports of Bangladesh, Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam do not require a visa for Myanmar.[16]

Visa on arrival[edit]

Visa on arrival may be available for citizens from 48 countries if flying into Yangon International Airport or Mandalay International Airport.[17][18] However, some travel sites are claiming that the Visa on arrival is either no longer available or not reliable [19]

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.[20]

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