The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 20 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Visa on arrival expanded at Mandalay airport

Citizens of another 22 countries became eligible for a visa on arrival at Mandalay International Airport from February 1, an official said.

Most of the newly eligible countries are in Europe, assistant director of the Immigration and National Registration Department U Than Win said.

“So far citizens of 48 countries are eligible for visa on arrival. This will be useful for eligible travellers who don’t have time to apply for a visa from an embassy,” U Than Win said.

Three types of visa are offered: business, entry and transit, costing U$50, $40 and $20 respectively.

“The duration of a business visa is 70 days, while entry visas for seminars, meetings and workshops are valid for 28 days,” he said.

Visa on arrival was introduced at Mandalay International Airport on November 1, 2012.

However, just 76 visitors had received a business, entry or transit visa on arrival to February 10. Another 158 tourists have been issued a visa on arrival under a different program that requires them to get permission from the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.