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Hotel must report on list of foreign guests to authorities

Hotels and guest houses must compile a list of foreign guests to send to the authorities of township administration, the Ministry of Immigration and Population, according to deputy township officer U Win Myint of the Mandalay region Immigration department.

Action will be taken against the hotel managers if they do not report on the foreigner list. The action involves both fines and jail sentences.

“Some of the foreigners are staying at their relatives’ houses. If we find out the problem and know that they are not staying at the hotel, we will conduct more awareness training,” he added.

“Hotels and guest houses send a list of their guests. We give them a form to fill out for the foreigners’ list including their arrival date, return date and how long are they staying”, he added. The hotel must provide police the list of foreign guests within 24 hours.

“There are diffident types of visas such as travelling visas and business visas. Recently, the authorities added new types of visas such as education and medical visas for foreigners, said U Win Myint.

Previously, there were six types of visas for the foreigners, but this year, there are twelve types of visas. All foreigners must respect the culture, religion, customs and laws of Myanmar.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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