Following Indian President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Myanmar, the country has announced Visa on Arrival (VoA) for Indians. The visa relaxation which was supposed to be effective from December 1 will soon be in place.
Happy that during my visit the Myanmar government has decided to extend visa-on-arrival-facility to Indian tourists arriving at Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay airports.
This would give a major boost to our people-to-people exchanges and business ties #PresidentKovind
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) December 13, 2018
Indians can now obtain Visa on Arrival from the country’s three international airports located at Mandalay, Yangon, and Nay Pyi Taw for an amount of $50. According to Hotels and Tourism Ministry Statistics, around 41,197 Indians visited the country last year. This year, the number has grown up by 4.27% from January to October.
Currently, Indians visiting Myanmar have to obtain an e-visa from the official website. The processing time for the same is 3 days and for an express visa, it is 24 hours.
With the new visa relaxation in place, Indians can now travel hassle-free. No more visiting the Myanmar embassy beforehand. The rule is also expected to bring in a huge influx of Indian travellers to Myanmar.