The Myanmar government has granted visa-on-arrival (VoA) for visitors from six more countries, namely, Australia, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and Switzerland, as part of its efforts to open up the country to foreigners and attract travellers from longhaul markets.
Passport holders of those nationals can apply for a VoA for US$50 at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw International Airports, starting from October 1, 2019.
Japanese, South Korean, Hong Kong and Macau tourists were granted visa-free entry last year. Indian and mainland Chinese nationals were also granted VoAs into Myanmar in a move to attract more Asian tourists into the country. In 2Q2019, Myanmar saw an increase in the number of arrivals from nationals who had visa-free or VoA access to the country.
Myanmar Tourism Marketing’s chairperson May Myat Mon Win said: “We do hope that all these new regulations to ease access into Myanmar will lead more travellers from around the world to discover the unique Myanmar culture, nature and most of all, the hospitality of the people.”