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India hands over 50 housing units in Rakhine province to Myanmar

India has handed over 50 housing units in the Rakhine province to Myanmar on Tuesday during President Ram Nath Kovind’s maiden visit to the country. The housing units are part of a bigger developmental project, within which India is building 250 houses in Myanmar’s Rakhine province. Coinciding with President Kovind’s visit, Myanmar has also announced […]

First Tourists Arrive on New Free-Visa System, 21 Western Countries to be Added

As an initial phase of implementing its new tourism strategy, the tourism ministry launched a free-visa system for tourists from Japan, South Korean and China’s Hong Kong and Macau on Monday. The move is likely to be followed in the coming years by the lifting of visa requirements for citizens of another 21 countries—especially western […]

Myanmar tourism rolls out red carpet

The first tourists from Japan, South Korea and China to take advantage of Myanmar’s easing of visa rules enjoyed a VIP welcome at Yangon Airport Wednesday. A celebration at the airport welcomed travellers flying in from Japan and Korea, who were among the first to enjoy a visa-free privilege that was introduced on Monday. The […]

Travelling to Myanmar soon? The visa process just got easier if you have a Hong Kong passport, but it’s also more expensive

The Myanmar government has resumed its visa-on-arrival service for Hong Kong passport holders, which was cancelled five years ago. Hongkongers going to visit the southeast Asian country can apply for a tourist visa upon arrival at its three international airports. The new arrangement will take effect on Monday, and Hong Kong passport holders may apply […]

Colliers Property Report: Yangon Hotel Quarterly Review Q2 2018

  Influx of Asian Tourists Spurred Demand Paul Ryan Cuevas Analyst | Research & Advisory As of H1 2018, Yangon witnessed a significant 6% YOY rise in the citywide occupancy rate. Resulting from the improvements in the overall tourist arrival figures coupled with the absence of project completions in Q2 2018, occupancy almost breached the […]

Visa on arrival for Indians visiting Myanmar

Indians wishing to travel to Myanmar will soon be able to do so without applying for a visa beforehand. Starting August 8, the Myanmar government is set to provide visa on arrival facility, suspending the special land entry permission which was formerly required for visitors entering the country via land routes. The Myanmar government decided […]

Macao residents granted visa-on-arrival entry to Myanmar

Passport holders of China’s Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) visiting Mayanmar for tourism purposes will be granted visa-on-arrival entry to that country, authorities said. The Identification Services Bureau of Macao said in a press release on Tuesday that these visas will be granted upon arrival at the Yangon International Airport, Mandalay International Airport and Nay […]

Myanmar mulls easing visas

YANGON : Myanmar will soon announce visa-free travel for Japanese and Korean national as well as visa-on-arrival for Chinese citizens at specified airports. Myanmar Tourism Marketing chairperson, May Myat Mon Win, confirmed to TTR Weekly, Wednesday, that new visa privileges were in the pipeline. There have been no official announcements by the country’s Ministry of […]

Foreign workers in Myanmar should get business visa

Immigration is one of the primary concerns for foreigners planning to work in Myanmar. Many who work in the country for short periods obtain a tourist visa rather than a business visa when entering the country. The reason is simple — it’s much easier and less time-consuming than applying for a business visa. But in […]

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 […]