Starting on October 1st 2018, the Myanmar government will grant visa-free entry to Myanmar for citizens of Japan and South Korea and give visas on arrival to Chinese tourists. However, as they will be required to show a return air ticket, this would be an issue for those planning to leave Myanmar via land. Travelers from China, however, will still have to pay US$50 for visas upon arrival at airports in Yangon, Mandalay, and Naypyidaw, This includes those from Hong Kong, Macau, as well as mainland China. Tourists are also required to possess at least US$1,000 in cash. If they don’t have that cash on hand, Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism will consider accepting credit cards and other means to check their financial standing. In addition, tourists from the abovementioned three countries are permitted to stay for only 30 days in Myanmar. Other travelers planning to visit Myanmar are encouraged to apply for a visa online at evisa.moip.gov.mm.