Myanmar set to extend e-visa service to all EU countries, minister says

The recently introduced e-visas for tourists will soon be extended to all 28 member states of the European Union, Minister of Immigration and Population Khin Yi told a press conference on September 1 in Yangon.

The e-visa is now open to tourists from 41 countries, including all 10 Asean member countries.

The Myanmar’s Tour Operators Association requested that e-visas be extended to all EU countries as Myanmar was becoming a popular destination for Europeans, and the EU’s potential as a source market for tourists was huge.

Responding to the request, the minister said that the e-visa would soon be open to tourists from Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland. Several other EU member states are already included in the 41 countries whose citizens can apply for visas online, including the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany and the United Kingdom.

The ministry previously said the e-visa system would be expanded to include more countries. Currently, it is only for tourist visas and offers visitors a maximum stay of 28 days for US$50.

Those applying for business visas must either go through embassies or consulates, or obtain a business visa on arrival. The latter requires an invitation letter from the employer as well as company registration documents.


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