Chinese, Japanese, S. Koreans to Get Visas on Arrival from October

YANGON—Amid declining tourists numbers during the first half of the year, the government on Tuesday announced a plan to ease visa requirements for Japanese, South Korean and Chinese citizens effective Oct. 1. According to the Hotel and Tourism Ministry, citizens of Japan, South Korea and China will be able to request visas on arrival at […]

Outbound Tour Companies Fail to Register

The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism only received six proposals for outbound tour license even after the ministry warned 69 non-compliant outbound tour companies to apply for the license. “We have already warned unlicensed travel and tour companies, but they still have not applied for the license. We have not seen those unlicensed companies operating […]

Ministry gets tough on licences for foreign guests

Guesthouse owners have criticised a government decision they say will stop them taking in foreign tourists. Under the law, owners who let rooms to foreign guests without a licence could be jailed for three years. U Myint Htwe, director of the tourism ministry, told The Myanmar Times that the law would be applied to guesthouse owners even if […]