Visa and Passport

Myanmar requires a visa for all foreigners visiting the country. It is valid for 28 days starting from the day you enter the country, three months from the date of issue. You can obtain a visa from Myanmar Embassies in the various countries. The international points of entry and exit Myanmar are Yangon International Airport and Mandalay International Airport. Show your passport with valid entry visa, disembarkation card on arrival to the Immigration officer at the International Airport (Yangon or Mandalay). A valid passport with Entry visa is required for all tourists & businessmen, applicable at Myanmar Embassies and Consulate General Offices abroad. 

Types of Visa

A Tourist Visa allows a stay of 28 days. Tourist visa can’t be extended but you can overstay about 2 weeks by paying USD3 per day at the Immigration counter when you leave.

A Business Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible up to 12 months on a case by case basis. Visa on Arrival is granted to both FITs and Package Tourists on prior arrangement with the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism.

Customs

On Arrival Foreigners and non-residents must be declared to the Customs at the airport for all foreign currencies (above USD 10000), jewellery, electrical goods, cameras and so on. Duty free allowance are 2 bottles of liquor, 2 cartons of cigarettes, 100 cigars, 1.5 lb of tobacco, one pint bottle of perfume or eau de cologne. There are several hospitals and clinics in Yangon, some of which are under the Ministry of Health and some are privately owned. The Pun Hlaing International Hospital is the first international hospital in Myanmar. As such, it is only in the developing stage for insurance of travelling and travelers. The Insurance Coverage amount may not be able to realize the full expense. Tourists are strongly suggested to make insurance policies at one’s country or from international institutions. It is highly recommended to inform the tour operator in Myanmar the contact points regarding insurance matters in case of such urgency occurs; and the identification of the insurance company.

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