Planning a trip to Myanmar is now easier as the country has rolled out Visa on arrival facility to Indian travellers, effective December 13, 2018. All Indian citizens holding ordinary passports travelling to the southern Asian country; entering through the international airports of Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay will be granted the visa on arrival. This initiative is viewed as an effort to boost tourism, ease transportation and business operations between India and Myanmar.
Currently, Indians visiting Myanmar are required to apply for an eVisa through the official government website. The processing time for a regular eVisa is 3 days. Introduction of the Visa on arrival facility will eliminate the processing time completely. Gone are the days when travellers had to submit the visa applications at the Embassy.
Earlier this year, Myanmar and India had also signed the Land-border Crossing Agreement, which opened the doors to tourists travelling by road with two entry-exit checkpoints, the Tamu-Moreh and Rikhawdar-Zowkhawtar border.
Terms and Conditions for Visa on Arrival:
- Visa on arrival available at Yangon International Airport, Nay Pyi Taw International Airport and Mandalay International Airport only
- The purpose of visit should be solely tourism
- Visitors will be permitted to stay in the country for up to 30 days
- Visa fee payment of US$50 per person will be collected on arrival
- No further extension of visa will be provided
- Travellers should have a valid passport, return air tickets and sufficient funds to cover the expense in Myanmar
- Departure can be from any international gateways of Myanmar.
- All travelers can visit around the permitted areas freely except from the restricted areas within the country
- Entry permit is strictly subject to the discretion of the Immigration officer at Myanmar
So, are you ready to visit one of Asia’s underrated destinations? Then, log on to Akbartravels.com, and start planning your trip to Myanmar right now!
Myanmar is an amazing travel experience and you’d love every second of it. Expect to be smitten from the moment you set foot in the country.