Myanmar woos North Asian tourists with relaxed visa criteria

The government of Myanmar will grant visa-free entry to citizens of Japan and South Korea, in addition to allowing Chinese tourists to apply for visas-on-arrival (VOA).

According to a Myanmar Times report, the visa relaxation comes as the government grapples with new ways to boost tourism after arrivals from Western markets were hit by the Rakhine crisis.

Myanmar plans loosening visa requirements to attract more Asian tourists

The same report shared that citizens of Japan and South Korea will soon be able to enter the country without visas.

Starting October 1, eligible passengers from China, Hong Kong and Macau will be able to apply for VOA at Yangon International Airport, Mandalay International Airport and Nay Pyi Taw International Airport.

For US$50, the VOA will cover a stays of up to 30 days for the purpose of tourism only.

Chinese tourists are required to present US$1,000 to show they have adequate cash for expenses for the duration of stay, as well as proof of a confirmed return or onward ticket.

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