Myanmar has has expanded its visa on arrival
Since the beginning of October, tourists from six
countries (Australia, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and
Switzerland) can enter Myanmar with a VOA at Yangon, Mandalay and
Nay Pyi Taw International Airports.
Pre-arranged approval is no longer needed for
passport holders of those countries as they can now apply for a
visa which will be granted instantly. The fee for the VOA is
Japanese, South Korean, Hong Kong and Macau
tourists were granted visa-free entry last year. Indian and
Chinese nationals from the mainland were also granted
visas-on-arrival (VOA) into Myanmar in a move to attract more
Asian tourism into the country.
In 2019 Q2, the tourism industry in
Myanmar witnessed an increase of arrival from those nationals with
visas free and visas-on-arrival countries.
“We do hope that these new regulations to
ease access to Myanmar, will lead to more travellers from around
the world to discover the unique Myanmar culture, nature and most
of all the hospitality of the people,” said Ms May Myat Mon Win,
Myanmar Tourism Marketing Chairperson.
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