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Myanmar E-visa Information

Contact info

Tel : (95-67) 431125
Operating hours : Monday to Friday
From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Myanmar Standard Time (GMT+6:30)
Web http://evisa.moip.gov.mm/index.aspx

 

Information

  1. Tourist visa issued with eVisa system will be launched at 06:00 on 1st September 2014.
  2. The information of eVisa is on website www.myanmarevisa.gov.mm and the information of restricted area on www.mip.gov.mm.
  3. Can apply as following procedures:

    (a) Passport validity must have at least (6) months.

    (b) Have to present one color photo (4 cm X 6 cm) taking during (3) months and return ticket.

    (c) Length of stay is (28) days from the date of arrival in Myanmar.

    (d) Can pay application fee, US$ 50 by using Visa, Master, Credit/ Debit.

    (e) Will not refund whether eVisa is granted or not.

    (f) Will reply the information if we receive application within (1) hour.

    (g) The processing time is maximum (5) working days for granting eVisa or not.

    (h) The validity of eVisa approval letter is (3) months from the issued date. If it is expired, entry will be denied.

  4. If the applicant mentioned children under (7) years old who is accompany with you, have to put the name of that child, date of birth in the minor block of the application form.
  5. The applicant should complete individual personal data whether passenger is FIT or package tour.
  6. Duration of visa validity you can only use single entry. Do not allow to enter again.
  7. For initial, passengers with eVisa are only permitted to enter at Yangon International Airport. Will announce the extended plan on time.
  8. If the decision is not allowed to entry, you may return by the same flight.
  9. Ordinary passport holders from the following countries are giving visa exemption for 14 days-

    (a) Laos (b) Vietnam(c) Philippines (d) Cambodia(e) Indonesia 

  10. Ordinary passport holders from the following countries are giving visa exemption for 30 days 

          (a) Singapore

    11. The following (100) countries are granted eVisa:

1. Albania 
2. Algeria 
3. Argentina 
4. Australia 
5. Austria 
6. Bangladesh 
7. Belarus 
8. Belgium 
9. Bhutan 
10. Bolivia 
11. Bosnia 
12. Brazil 
13. Brunei 
14. Bulgaria 
15. Cambodia 
16. Cameroon 
17. Canada 
18. Chile 
19. China 
20. Colombia 
21. Costa Rica 
22. Côte d’Ivoire 
23. Croatia 
24. Cyprus 
25. CZECH
26. Denmark 
27. Ecuador 
28. Egypt 
29. Eritrea 
30. Estonia 
31. Fiji 
32. Finland 
33. France 
34. Georgia 
35. Germany 
36. Ghana 
37. Greece 
38. Guatemala 
39. Guinea 
40. Hungary 
41. Iceland 
42. India 
43. Indonesia 
44. Ireland 
45. Israel 
46. Italy 
47. Jamaica 
48. Japan 
49. Jordan 
50. Kazakhstan
51. Kenya 
52. Korea (DPR) 
53. Korea (Republic) 
54. Kuwait 
55. Kyrgyzstan 
56. Laos 
57. Latvia 
58. Lithuania 
59. Luxembourg 
60. Malaysia 
61. Maldives 
62. Malta 
63. Mauritius 
64. Mexico 
65. Monaco 
66. Mongolia 
67. Morocco 
68. Nepal 
69. Netherland 
70. New Zeland 
71. Norway 
72. Pakistan 
73. Panama 
74. Peru 
75. Philippines
76. Poland 
77. Portugal 
78. Qatar 
79. Romania 
80. Russia 
81. Saudi Arabia 
82. Serbia 
83. Singapore 
84. Slovakia 
85. Slovenia 
86. South Africa 
87. Spain 
88. Sri Lanka 
89. Sweden 
90. Switzerland 
91. Thailand 
92. Turkey 
93. Uganda 
94. Ukraine 
95. United Kingdom 
96. United States of America 
97. Uruguay 
98. Uzbekistan 
99. Venezuela 
100. Vietnam

MYANMAR

Myanmar is the largest country in South-East Asian Peninsular sharing borders with Bangladesh, India, China, Laos & Thailand. It has a total area of 676, 577 sq.km. Myanmar is the name which used by its people to describe their homeland but the British called Burma. It is also known as the Golden Land not only for its golden pagodas but for its rich land and the wealth of its agriculture and natural resources.

CLIMATE

The climate of Myanmar is a tropical climate with three seasons. The rainy season during the south-west monsoon from mid-May to mid-October, the cool season (Winter) from mid-October to mid-February and the hot season (Summer) from mid-February to mid- May. The best time to visit Myanmar is from October to April.

RELIGION

There is 58 million of population in Myanmar and over 80% of them are Theravada Buddhists. The rests are Christians, Muslims, Hindus and some animists.

CULTURE

Myanmar lies on the cross-road of two of the world’s great civilization–China and India, but its culture is neither that of India nor China exclusively, but a blend of both interspersed with Myanmar native traits and characteristics. The people have preserved the traditions of close family ties, respect for the elders, and reverence for Buddhism. Myanmars are contented and cheerful even in the face of adversities and known for their simple hospitality and friendliness.

CUSTOMS

All foreign currencies (above US D 2000), jewelleries, electrical goods and professional video cameras must be declared to the Customs at the Airport. Export of antiques is totally prohibited. Only gems and jewelleries purchased at the licensed dealers, or who can issue an export permit are allowed to be taken out of the country. Visitors may bring in duty free 200 cigarettes, one quart of wine and one pint of perfume.

CURRENCY & EXCHANGE

  • The American dollar and the Euro are the most attractive currency which can be used in the country. As for the other currencies like Thai Bath, Singapore $,…..etc, exchange rate in here is less interesting than elsewhere.
  • Starting from the end of 2011, government allowed the private banks to open

official exchange counter at the airport. We recommend to exchange at the airport as the exchange rate is more than at the black market.

  • We accept payments by preferred credit cards: Visa and MasterCard which involves a foreign currency transaction via a foreign third party handler. Credit Card transaction involves two foreign exchange transactions, i.e conversions from USD to a third currency and then back to USD resulting in a significant transaction cost. Therefore local bank imposes admin charge of 4 % on each credit card transaction.
  • We would like to advise all our guests to bring enough cash in US Dollars

NEW NOTE

For your trip to Myanmar. Bank notes that are “CB” numbers, discoloured, old or slightly damaged and small head are not accepted. It is advisable to bring good quality notes in order to avoid any acceptability challenges. We do not accept Travellers Cheque.

CASH with DRAWAL at CB’s ATM by MASTERCARD in MYANMAR

Mastercard holders can use their debit and credit cards to withdraw cash in Myanmar Kyats from Co-operative Bank automatic teller machines in Myanmar. Tourists and business travellers with a MasterCard-, Maestro- or Cirrus-branded card could use them to withdraw kyat from 36 Co-operative Bank ATMs nationally, including two at Yangon International Airport.

CASH with DRAWAL at KBZ’S ATM by VISA CARD in MYANMAR

Starting from 21 December 2012, Visa Card Holders can withdraw cash in Myanmar Kyats from Kanbawza Bank ATM. Each card can withdraw 300,000 kyats a time and total of 1,000,000 kyats a day can be withdrew within a day.

TIME

GMT + 6 1/2 hours

ELECTRICITY

220 VOLT 50 HZ

TRANSPORTATION

Domestic air services have greatly improved over recent years. However, railways, bus and steamer services are still need for improvement for the convenience of the visitors. The clients of KINNARI TRAVELS will travel by reliable Private Airlines and by airconditioned vehicles. In remote areas, air-conditioned car or bus may not always be available and travelers should be advised that the conditions of roads in Myanmar are not the same. For this reason, long distance travel usually takes longer than that might be expected.

BAGGAGE

Baggage allowance on domestic flights is limited to 20 kg. Excess luggage will charge US$ 2/kg but one golf set per person is not chargeable. Moreover you can leave the extra baggage in Yangon and collect it end of the trip.

SHOPPING

Myanmar arts and crafts, mostly pure hand-made, are best souvenirs and prices are very reasonable. Lacquerware, wood and ivory carvings, tapestries, silverware, brassware, silk and cotton fabrics and shoulder-bags are some of the favourite items. For jewellery, there are Myanmar rubies, sapphires, jade and pearls available at Myanmar gems shops. All gems and jewellery purchased should be made through the government licensed dealers, who can give a voucher for export.

WHAT TO WEAR

Light clothing is required all year-round, but a sweater or jacket may be needed in hilly areas, especially during winter months. If visiting during rainy season (May – September) an umbrella or raincoat will be required. It is required to dress decently within the precincts of religious buildings. Shoes and socks must be removed at pagodas and monasteries. Shoulders and knees should be covered. Disregarding these rules will seriously cause cultural and religious offence to the devout Myanmar people.

OTHER ADVICES

Travelers are advised to keep away from those who may approach them to exchange foreign currency or to sell gems of dubious quality. Travelers are also advised not to drink tap water, purified bottled water is available everywhere.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

It is advisable to purchase travel insurance for comprehensive protection against travelling overseas to protect of accidental / medical expenses / baggage losses.

AIRPORT TAX

Yangon International airport tax is US $ 15 and 2000 Kyats for domestic flights.

VACCINATION

Not required unless you are coming from an infected area.

HEALTH

The same precautions as anywhere else, drink only bottled water. Do not eat raw vegetables: only eat fruits that you can peel or cut yourself. Beware of eating food from street stalls. Use insect repellent when necessary and use sunscreen liberally when exposed to the intense, tropical sun.

INTERNATIONAL ROAMING SERVICES

Orange and Myanmar Post & Telecommunication signed a treaty of roaming. The customers of orange can use therefore phones them portable in Burma.

INTERNATIONAL ROAMING SERVICES

Orange and Myanmar Posts & Telecommunications signed a roaming agreement connecting Myanmar’s mobile telecoms network to the rest of the world.

Thanks to this milestone partnership, travelers from a large proportion of countries in the world can use roaming services in Myanmar, enabling them to stay in contact with their friends, families or business contacts back home. At the same time, MPT’s mobile customers travelling abroad are also benefit from improved international connectivity allowing them to use their mobiles while in other countries.

This partnership allows Myanmar Posts & Telecommunications to rapidly deploy a roaming solution covering 150 countries that meets international GSM standards.