Myanmar offers Visa-On-Arrival to more countries

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The Myanmar government has introduced new regulations to facilitate easier access for tourists to visit the country as a next step to open up to the world.


Started from 1st Oct 2019, tourists from six countries (Australia, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and Switzerland) can enter Myanmar with visa-on-arrival (VOA) at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw International Airports. Passport holders of those nationals pre-arranged approval is not needed and on arrival, they can apply for a visa which will be granted instantly. The fee for the visa on arrival is 50 USD.


Japanese, South Korean, Hong Kong and Macau tourists were granted visa-free entry last year. Indian and Chinese nationals from the mainland were also granted visas-on-arrival (VOA) into Myanmar in a move to attract more Asian tourism into the country. In 2019 Q2, the tourism industry in Myanmar witnessed an increase of arrival from those nationals with visas free and visas-on-arrival countries.


“We do hope that all these new regulations to ease access to Myanmar, will lead to more travellers from around the world to discover the unique Myanmar culture, nature and most of all the hospitality of the people,” said Ms May Myat Mon Win, Myanmar Tourism Marketing Chairperson.


Myanmar Tourism Marketing has been organized roadshows, trade shows and media Fam trip for journalists, TV producers and digital marketing influencers from around the world. Visa-free and visa on arrival entry from these Western countries would encourage an even more growth as there appears to be strong demand for travel to Myanmar.


About Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association
Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association (MTM) aims to promote Myanmar as a sustainable tourism destination that can be visited the whole year-round. It is part of the Myanmar Tourism Federation and is mainly privately funded by key members of the tourism industry in Myanmar. The MTM team is happy to assist the press and media to publish more about tourism in Myanmar.


Sandar – PR Officer Myanmar Tourism Marketing
No. 204, Bo Myat Tun Road (Middle Block) Pazundaung Township Yangon, Myanmar Tel: +95 -9 977204456 Mobile: +95 9 966 961079
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