MYANMAR will grant visa-on-arrival (VOA) for foreign visitors arriving in Yangon on Myanmar Airways International’s (MAI) direct flight from Siem Reap.
Myanmar Marketing Committee vice chairman Phyoe Wai Yar Zar told TTG Asia e-Daily that the scheme would take effect from February 23, the launch date of MAI’s twice-weekly service between Yangon and Siem Reap.
The direct service links two of ASEAN’s most veritable heritage sites, Bagan in Myanmar and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and is spurring tourism cooperation between the two countries (TTG Asia e-Daily, January 18).
MAI CEO, Aung Gyi, said the mandate letter was approved two days ago by the Cabinet, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs was currently working with immigration to implement the policy.
According to Phyoe, passengers will receive their VOA through the same system introduced between May 1 and August 31 last year for foreign visitors at Yangon and Mandalay International Airports.
By Sirima Eamtako