Published on Sunday, 10 February 2013 00:47
Visa-on-arrival is now available for citizens of 48 countries after the government expanded the visa scheme for 22 more countries last week.
Business visa, entry visa, and transit visa have been available at the Yangon International Airport since last June and at the Mandalay International Airport since last November.
Than Win, the officer-in-charge of the Mandalay International Airport said most of the European countries were among the 22 additional countries, including Belgium, Finland, Austria, and Israel.
According to him, the visas-on-arrival program will allow better business opportunities in the country and have more foreign investment.
After visa-on-arrivals were granted to the additional 22 countries on February 1, the Mandalay International Airport has received 70 visitors within five days.
Visas on arrival are only granted to travelers with the necessary documents, including a letter of invitation from their sponsoring company. A 70-day business via costs US$50, a 28-day entry visa for meetings, workshops or events is $40, and a 24-hour transit visa is $20.
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