Myanmar to ease visa restrictions for Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macao on Oct 1

The visitors from Japan, South Korea and China’s autonomous regions such as Macao and Hong Kong will enter Myanmar enjoying visa exemption through international airports in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon International Seaport and international border points of entry on Myanmar-Thai border and Myanmar-India border. Free visa will be aimed at only those […]

Mandalay toughens up on illegal entry of foreigners

The Mandalay regional government will dispatch mobile teams in its key cities in an effort to curb the illegal entry of foreigners, a senior regional minister said. U Myo Thit, regional minister of Resource and Environmental Conservation, said the teams of officials from the Immigration Department, Customs Department and law enforcement agencies will be deployed […]

Thailand tops tourist arrivals via Yangon International Airport

The largest number of foreign tourists arriving in Yangon International Airport in 2015 came from Thailand, sources from the Ministry of Transport said. About 2 million tourists visited Myanmar via Yangon International Airport from January to December last year, topping last year’s record. In 2014, more than 1 million tourists entered Myanmar via Yangon International […]

Licences to be issued at SEZs

Licences to invest in Myanmar special economic zones will soon be issued at One-Stop Service Centres within the zones. According to the special economic zone by-law, this provision is being introduced for the convenience of investors. One-Stop Services Centres in SEZs will provide services such as company registration, visa application, labour registration and import and […]

Most Chinese tourists prefer e-visas

Chinese nationals top the list of foreigners who enter Myanmar using an eVisa (visa on arrival), according to the Immigration Department at Yangon International Airport. A total of 18,700 Chinese nationals entered the country using visas on arrival in the first two months of this year. More than 300,000 foreigners, mostly Chinese, have used this […]

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. […]

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 […]

Visas on arrival getting more popular at Yangon International Airport

More than 70,000 visitors obtained visas on arrival at Yangon International Airport during the first eight months of the year, according to the immigration department. “From January to August of this year, a total of 74,503 foreign visitors entered the country with visas on arrival at Yangon International Airport,” an immigration spokesperson said. “Chinese nationals […]

Myanmar braces for more foreign arrivals

Yangon International Airport, the country’s main gateway, has recorded over 500,000 foreign travellers entering Myanmar from January 1 to end of June 2014. “There are 506,274 foreigners have entered from the airport terminal. Most are from Thailand,” said an official from the immigration department from the Yangon Airport. Thai travellers mainly visit Shwedagon Pagoda, Kyaikhtiyo […]