Myanmar to extend e-visa to EU countries soon: Minister

Minister of Immigration and Population Khin Yi says the recently introduced online e-visa will soon be extended to member countries of European Union at a press conference held on Sep 1 at Park Royal Hotel in Yangon.

The e-visa is now open to tourists from 41 countries, including Southeast Asian countries.

Myanmar’s Tour Operators Association requested at the conference that the e-visa be extended to EU countries as scores of tourists from EU countries have visited the country and there are more potential tourists to come from those countries.

Upon the request, the minister replied that the e-visa is soon to be open to Belgium, Netherlands and Poland among EU countries.

The ministry also says the number of countries open to the e-visa will be increased.

The system is open to tourists visiting the country and currently not available for those on business and social visits.

As the process improves, we will extend it, he added.

The entry permit will cost US$50 and be valid for 28 days to those arriving in the country.

Source : Eleven Myanmar