E-visas for business travellers at border gates

The e-visa system for visitors to Myanmar will be open to business travellers entering the country through border gates. The system has been in place at Yangon International Airport since July 1. In the past, e-visas were only granted to tourists. “We are planning to open the e-visa system at border gates. Currently, e-visas are […]

30,000 tourists use E-Visa within four months of launch

Within four months of the launch of the E-Visa system, more than 30,000 foreign travellers entered Myanmar, most of them from the US, followed by Britain and Japan. The E-Visa system, which allows tourists to secure temporary visas online, was launched on September 1, 2014, for 41 countries, most of which were in Asia. On […]

Yangon airport handles 1 million visitors

YANGON, 14 January 2015: Ministry of Immigration and Population says over 1 million international tourists entered Myanmar through Yangon International Airport last year. The Eleven Myanmar news channel reported the airport processed 1,027,770 foreign visitors in 2014, of which 165,660 were Thai. These figures exceed the number of visitors who used the airport in 2013. […]

Myanmar: Chinese tap visa-on-arrival

YANGON: Myanmar’s Immigration Department reports 95,713 foreign visitors obtained business related visas-on-arrival at Yangon International Airport during January to October this year. Chinese nationals topped the list with Japanese in second place. However, the report did not clarify actual breakdowns and percentage growth since the visas-on-arrivals were introduced in 2012. Myanmar began issuing business visas-on-arrival […]

Nearly 7,000 tourists use E-visa

Nearly 7,000 foreigners entered Myanmar using e-visas during the last two months, according to the Immigration Department at Yangon International Airport. The e-visa system was launched on September 1. From September 1 to November 1, it was used by 6,934 tourists. “Tourists from the United States used it the most,” said an official from the […]

E-visa system to be expanded to Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw airports

The e-visa system will be expanded from Yangon International Airport to airports in Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, Minister for Immigration and Population Khin Yi said, though he did not provide the exact date of when this will happen. The e-visa system was launched at Yangon International Airport on September 1, and was used by […]

Myanmar E-Visa to Be Introduced by This Year: Official

: The Department of Immigration and Population (DIP) under the Immigration Ministry by this year will finally implement an E-Visa system which was initiated in 2011, a top official said. The system will enable a visa applicant to receive Myanmar visa within three days of submitting application, thus saving time and costs, U Maung Maung […]