Myanmar Entry and Exit Requirements

Located in the center of Southeast Asia, bordering China, India, Thailand and other countries, Myanmar has a advantageous geographical position. As one of the centers of Buddhist belief, Myanmar is full of religious atmosphere and temples. In the past few centuries, Myanmar was once the center of a powerful civilization and empire, leaving many historical sites. Myanmar is also famous for its rich and diverse national cultures, and each nation has its own unique traditions and customs.


Myanmar's natural scenery is also amazing. From the world-famous lush rice fields to the rolling mountains, from mysterious lakes to spectacular waterfalls, Myanmar boasts amazing natural landscapes. Mandalay is with the most beautiful sunrise place in the world. The temples and flying waterfalls here are fascinating. If you plan a travel to Myanmar, this article introduces the entry and exit policies of Myanmar and how to apply for the visa to Myanmar.





Visa of Myanmar

Myanmar visas are divided into 14 categories, including courtesy, tourism, business, social interaction, religion, transit, official business, work, study, journalist, crew, academic, entry (diplomatic) and entry (non-diplomatic).


Please refer to the real-time update of the website of the Myanmar Ministry of Immigration and Population for the visa category, stay period, fees and required materials, and visit the website at



Visa Application

1. Apply for the Visa to Myanmar in the Embassies or Consulates

You can apply for the visa to Myanmar in the embassies or consulates of your country.


Materials Needed for Visa Application to Myanmar

  • passport (valid for more than 6 months)
  • visa application form (a 3.8cm*5.4cm photo of color certificate with white background is required)
  • air ticket reservation form
  • copy of ID card

Other materials can be seen at the website of the embassies you are concerned.


2. E-Visa Application

Travelers can apply for an electronic visa (E-Visa) through the website of the Ministry of Immigration and Population of Myanmar ( At present, it is only for tourism and business, and the approval time is 3 working days. The e-visa is valid for 90 days, of which the tourist visa stays for 28 days.


To apply for an e-Visa, you need to:

  • submit a passport valid for more than 6 months
  • upload a photo of a 4.6cm*3.8cm color certificate taken within 3 months
  • pay online with secured payment methods


3. Visa on Arrival of Myanmar

Passport holder from the following countries are eligible to apply Visa On Arrival for Tourist Visa:


China Italy Australia Germany
India Spain Switzerland Russia
Austria Hungary New Zealand Czech


The Requirements for VISA ON ARRIVAL (Tourist Visa)

  • Traveler shall hold a passport valid for at least 6 months(calculating from the date of entry into Myanmar).
  • Traveler should bring 2 recent (4cm x 6cm) color photos taken within the past six months.
  • Permitted for tourism purpose only.
  • Duration of stay cannot be extended.
  • Traveler shall abide by the existing laws, rules, procedures, orders and directives issued by Myanmar Government.
  • Traveler are allowed to visit the places where foreigners are allowed to visit, which means that the restricted areas in Myanmar are not allowed to visit.
  • Travelers entering through International Airport by Visa On Arrival (Tourist Visa) are allowed to exit from any one of the International entry/exit points.




When entering Myanmar, you need to submit a declaration form to the customs of Myanmar. If you bring valuables such as gold and jewelry or more than 2,000 US dollars in cash, you need to declare it truthfully. According to the laws of Myanmar, visitors can bring 400 cigarettes and 2 liters of wine duty-free when entering the country. And customs will check the luggage of visitors.


It is forbidden to carry antiques, jadeite stones, wood fossils and other items when leaving Myanmar. If you buy jade, jewelry and other items, you should ask the stores to issue a legal invoice for customs inspection, otherwise they may be treated as illegal items. Customs declaration forms are also required to carry foreign exchange out of customs of Myanmar.


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