India: Myanmar visa fee removal boosts prospects of healthcare tourism

KOLKATA, SEPTEMBER 17: India’s recent decision to remove $80 visa charge for Myanmar nationals (except in e-visa) improved prospects of healthcare tourism in India. West Bengal may be a major gainer as Kolkata has the best flight connectivity to Myanmar among all major Indian cities. Advantage India India controls the expanding pharmaceutical products market in […]

Tachilek on an e-Visa

Chiang Rai, 17 January 2017: Travel to the Mekong Region is often called the ‘last frontier,” but with a littler effort the frontier hassles can be rolled back for the determined traveller. A phrase coined to conjure up the mystique of travel ironically identifies the major snag for travellers to the Greater Mekong Sub-region; frontiers. […]

E-visa available to tourists, business visitors at three border crossings from today

ELECTRONIC visas for tourists and business visitors will be allowed at the Myanmar-Thailand border crossings in Tachilek, Myawady and Kawthaung as of today according to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population on Tuesday. Further information is available on the website https:// www.evisa.moip.gov.mm. The Ministry began e-visa services for tourists entering the country via Yangon […]

Business visa applications launch online

The Ministry of Immigration yesterday began accepting applications for single-entry business visas online, according to a senior official. The e-visa for business applicants will be run concurrently with an existing business visa-on-arrival program, said deputy director of immigration and national registration department U Aung Thiha. He said it would support the development of Myanmar’s economy […]

Myanmar taps high-value tourism

BANGKOK, 8 June 2015: Myanmar’s priority is to tap high value tourism according to a Myanmar Tourism Marketing report during a briefing at the Thailand Travel Mart Plus 2015 late last week. The organisation’s marketing manager, Tin New Wynt, said tourism was earlier identified as one of the top five priority sectors in Myanmar to […]

E-visa drives out visas on arrival

The number of foreigners using visas on arrival has been declining after the introduction of e-visa system, according to the Immigration Department. The e-visa system was launched on September 1, 2014 for 41 countries, most of which are in Asia. On October 2, 24 more countries were included in the programme, including several European countries. […]

e-visa to apply to overland travel

NAY PYI TAW, 30 January 2015: Myanmar’s e-Visa facility will be extended to cover four checkpoints on the border with Thailand, in the near future, a reliable source close to the service provider told TTR Weekly. Myanmar’s minister of Immigration and Police, Khin Yi, visited the e-Visa booth, Wednesday, on an inspection tour of ATF’s […]

Myanmar targets 5 million tourists with e-visa

YANGON (AFP) – Myanmar launched an online visa application on Monday promising an end to painful waits for permits to visit the once secretive nation as it tries to lure five million tourists a year by 2015. The e-visa is open to tourists from 41 countries, from Singapore, China, Japan and North Korea to the […]

Ministry Calls Tender to Implement E-Visa System

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Ministry of Immigration and Population (MIP) will let local company’s vie for the implementation rights to Myanmar’s electronic visa application system (E-Visa), which aims to manage the increased inflow of tourists and businesspeople seeking entry into the country. Details about the criteria companies have to fulfill to […]