Myanmar brings in new visa rules and prices

Rules differentiate leisure, business and other visitors
The Ministry of Immigration and Population in Myanmar has announced new visa regulations, which are effective immediately, with 12 types of entry visas in the new system.
The 28-day official and tourist visas cost US$20, while a 24-hour transit visa costs $18.
Seventy-day business, employment, religious and education visas cost $36, and 28-day social, journalist, crew and workshop visas cost $36. A diplomatic visa is free.
Applications for business, workshop, crew and transit visas can be obtained on arrival at Yangon International Airport, Mandalay International Airport and Nay Pyi Taw International Airport while other visas can be applied at Myanmar embassies worldwide.
There are also three types of multiple-entry visas. Multiple-journey special re-entry visas cost $180, while special re-entry visas cost $54 for the permitted period.
Phyoe Wai Yar Zar, chairman of Myanmar Tourism Marketing, said the new visa system was introduced to better align with ASEAN standards.
“I find this new visa system will have no significant effect on the leisure market, but it is diversifying visa categories for work and business. It will likely draw more business travellers to the country,” he said.
TTG Asia


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