More than 82,000 business tourist visits to Myanmar in 2013

YANGON—More than 82,000 tourists visited Myanmar with business visas-on-arrival last year, according to the Yangon international airport’s immigration department.

Since June of 2012 Myanmar has allowed visas-on-arrival to 26 countries, including regional neighbours. An additional 22 nations, most of them European countries, were added to the list in February 2013, running up the total to 48 countries.

“A total of 82,137 visitors arrived in Myanmar with a visa-on-arrival in 2013,” said Aung Thiha, deputy director-general at the immigration department.

The majority of the business tourists were from Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Canada, and Spain, according to the statistics.

Source: ELEVEN Myanmar

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