Myanmar: E-visa for tourists available from today

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Myanmar visaMyanmar’s immigration authorities on Monday, September 1 formally introduced online electronic e-visas for all foreign tourists in a bid to boost tourist arrivals in the country.

The formal launch of the e-visa came after a trial period in August for a limited number of applications. The system should ensure all tourists destined to Myanmar to get an e-visa within five days.

Tourists can apply on http://evisa.moip.gov.mm. Upon confirmation, an e-mail with the e-visa approval letter is sent which needs to be printed out and presented at immigration. The fee is $50 per visa, payable by credit card.

According to Myanmar hotels and tourist authorities, the number of tourist arrivals in Myanmar reached 1.6 million in the first seven months of this year, up 43 per cent from the same period of last year.

Since taking office by the civilian government in 2011, tourist arrivals in Myanmar remarkably grew from 1.06 million in 2012 to 2. 04 million in 2013 and it targets 3 million tourists in 2015 and over 7 million by 2020 under the 2013-2020 Myanmar main tourist project.

Of the foreign visitors, those from Asia accounted for 70 per cent with others from Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East also growing.

Myanmar’s tourist development is also highlighted by the visit of foreign tourists to Myanmar’s world-known Shwedagon Pagoda and the number of visitors to the pagoda reached 245,586 in the first half of 2014, up 30,000 from the same period of last year.

Foreign exchange earnings through tourists increased from $534 million in 2012 to $926 million in 2013 and are projected to reach over $1 billion in 2014.

The World Travel and Tourism Council said Myanmar’s hotels and tourist sector currently contributes 3.7 per cent to the country’s GDP , estimating that the percentage could reach 9.5 per cent by the end of 2014.

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Myanmar’s immigration authorities on Monday, September 1 formally introduced online electronic e-visas for all foreign tourists in a bid to boost tourist arrivals in the country.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Myanmar visaMyanmar’s immigration authorities on Monday, September 1 formally introduced online electronic e-visas for all foreign tourists in a bid to boost tourist arrivals in the country.

The formal launch of the e-visa came after a trial period in August for a limited number of applications. The system should ensure all tourists destined to Myanmar to get an e-visa within five days.

Tourists can apply on http://evisa.moip.gov.mm. Upon confirmation, an e-mail with the e-visa approval letter is sent which needs to be printed out and presented at immigration. The fee is $50 per visa, payable by credit card.

According to Myanmar hotels and tourist authorities, the number of tourist arrivals in Myanmar reached 1.6 million in the first seven months of this year, up 43 per cent from the same period of last year.

Since taking office by the civilian government in 2011, tourist arrivals in Myanmar remarkably grew from 1.06 million in 2012 to 2. 04 million in 2013 and it targets 3 million tourists in 2015 and over 7 million by 2020 under the 2013-2020 Myanmar main tourist project.

Of the foreign visitors, those from Asia accounted for 70 per cent with others from Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East also growing.

Myanmar’s tourist development is also highlighted by the visit of foreign tourists to Myanmar’s world-known Shwedagon Pagoda and the number of visitors to the pagoda reached 245,586 in the first half of 2014, up 30,000 from the same period of last year.

Foreign exchange earnings through tourists increased from $534 million in 2012 to $926 million in 2013 and are projected to reach over $1 billion in 2014.

The World Travel and Tourism Council said Myanmar’s hotels and tourist sector currently contributes 3.7 per cent to the country’s GDP , estimating that the percentage could reach 9.5 per cent by the end of 2014.

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