Myanmar Tourist e-Visa help & FAQ

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What is the Myanmar Tourist e-Visa?

The Myanmar electronic visa, or e-Visa Approval Letter, is a mandatory travel requirement for foreign nationals from qualifying countries who wish to visit the Republic of Myanmar for tourism purposes.

What do I need to apply for a Myanmar tourist e-Visa?

We require the following to submit your information:

  • Passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the planned date of entry.
  • Passport-style color photo taken within 3 months of your application.
  • A debit/credit card or Paypal account for the payment.

How much does a Myanmar Tourist e-Visa cost?

The Tourist e-Visa costs USD 50.00.

Additionally, there is a service fee:

  • USD 25.00 for standard processing.
  • For rush processing and super rush processing the service fee is USD 55.00 and USD 85.00, respectively.

* The price can change, the correct fee present at applying

How long does it take to process a Myanmar Tourist e-Visa?

It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing: 3 Business Days
  • Rush Processing: 2 Business Days
  • Super Rush Processing: 12 hours

* The processing time can change, the correct time at applying

How long is a Myanmar tourist e-Visa valid for?

The Myanmar tourist e-Visa is valid for 90 days after issued. This means you must enter Myanmar within 90 days after issued. It is a Single Entry visa and allows for a maximum stay of 28 days in Total.

How long is a Myanmar tourist e-Visa valid for?

The Myanmar tourist e-Visa is valid for 90 days after issued. This means you must enter Myanmar within 90 days after issued. It is a Single Entry visa and allows for a maximum stay of 28 days in Total.

What requirements should my passport meet if I want to apply for a Myanmar Tourist e-Visa?

Applicant’s passport should have at least 6-months validity from the time of entry into Myanmar and at least one blank page.

I plan to travel to Myanmar in three months, can I apply now?

Your e-Visa will only be valid for 90 days after issued. If you already know your arrival date in Myanmar, you can start applying immediately with Aid-Air. We will initiate your application at the right time so your e-Visa is valid during your whole stay in Myanmar.

When should I apply for my e-Visa?

Your e-Visa will only be valid for 90 days after issued. If you already know your arrival date in Myanmar, you can apply with Aid-Air at any time. We will review your application for accuracy and process your application at the right time so that your e-Visa is valid during your entire stay in Myanmar.

What countries are exempt from a visa to Myanmar?

As a national from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam, you DO NOT require a visa for tourist visits of UP TO 14 days if entering and departing from Yangon, Mandalay, or Naypyidaw International Airports. If you would like to stay in Myanmar for over 14 days or wish to enter or exit from ANY of the land border checkpoints, then please apply for the appropriate e-Visa.

How many entries do I get with the Myanmar e-Visa?

It is only valid for a Single Entry.

Which nationalities can apply for a Myanmar tourist e-Visa through Aid-Air?

The following nationalities are eligible:

  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada (Canadian)
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Pakistan
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand (Thai Citizens)
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom (UK Citizens)(British)
  • United States (US Citizens)(Americans)
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela

What size is the entry stamp on the passport for e-Visa?

A normal entry stamp which is approximately 1.5×1.5 inches will be used.

My application was denied, what should I do now?

You need to apply for your tourist visa at your nearest Myanmar consulate/embassy.

I do not have my hotel bookings, can I apply online?

You don’t need a booking to apply online. However, foreign nationals must stay in registered hotels, motels, inns, guest houses, or resorts.

Can I enter Myanmar with my e-Visa visa at any point of entry?

There are restrictions to where you can use the e-Visa. The only available ports of entry into Myanmar with the e-Visa are as follows:

  • One of the 3 International Airports: Yangon, Mandalay, Nay Pyi Taw
  • One of the 5 International Land Border Checkpoints: Tachileik, Myawaddy, Kawthaung, Tamu-Moreh, Rih Khaw Dar-Zokhawthar

My child is under 7 years old, does he/she need a separate e-Visa, and what are the costs associated?

Children under 7 must apply with an adult. There are no additional costs – they will be added to your Myanmar Tourist e-Visa at no extra cost, thus the total amount will still be USD 50 per person (excluding the service fee).

Can I use my e-Visa to enter Myanmar when I arrive with my cruise ship?

No. If you are visiting Myanmar via cruise/boat, please contact your travel agent for a pre-arrangement Visa on Arrival.

You can NOT use the Myanmar e-Visa to enter Myanmar via seaport

How long can I stay in Myanmar with the Tourist e-Visa?

The maximum stay allowed is 28 days in Total.

I plan to travel from Myanmar to another country for a short trip and return to Myanmar. Do I need to apply for two Visas within such a short period?

Yes, you will need to apply for two e-Visas. Each e-Visa is only valid for a Single Entry.

Vaccination requirements to travel to Myanmar

Yellow Fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

Check WHO – Countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and countries requiring yellow fever vaccination.

Learn more about Myanmar Tourism

Myanmar has growing tourism, and if you were there a decade ago, what you find today is almost entirely different. That is because more and more people choose Myanmar as their destination, and capitalism is starting to get a grasp of the country.

That is not necessarily a bad thing, but as you can imagine, it may ruin some of the things for many people, mainly locals. Even so, Myanmar is an interesting country to visit with plenty of attractions. You will like it there. The best thing you could do in Myanmar is backpacking.

There is not much to do in just one place. You may be wondering when it is the best time to visit Myanmar. That depends on how much heat you can stand or how much money you are willing to spend. I say that because most people go there from November through February. The weather is perfect during that period. However, the prices skyrocket.

It is Myanmar’s busiest season, and as you can imagine hotels and attractions take advantage. There is nothing wrong with that. Every country does it. However, if you want to avoid all that overcrowding and the high prices, you can go to Myanmar in June. It is hot, to be honest, but at least the prices come down. June through November is the monsoon season, and nobody likes visiting Myanmar during that time.

One thing that will throw you off when you get to Myanmar is the numerals. You will probably do not understand a thing. That is why you should always carry a business card from the hotel you are staying at. That way you can show the taxi driver where you are headed.

The numbers on the buses are also confusing, but you can ask a local to help you out. A lot of people go to Myanmar for the temples and the pagodas. The country has deep religious backgrounds so you will see a lot of those. However, there are some things you need to know if you want to visit these religious sites.

For one, you should never enter a temple or a pagoda with your shoes on. It is considered disrespectful, and you will not see anyone with their shoes on inside. Instead, you can pack a pair of flip-flops and put them on when you get there. You should have a plastic bag to put your shoes in while you are inside.

Some temples have a designated place for people’s shoes, and you can leave them there without fearing you are going to be left without. Another thing you should know is that you should never eat, give, or receive an item with your left hand. The left hand is considered unclean. You will find this habit in many cultures, not only in Myanmar.

Even if you are left-handed, you should make an effort and do most things with your right hand. It is a sign of respect. Also, when you are in a temple or a pagoda, you should never aim your feet at a Buddha. It is considered a bad form. But do not worry as you will have where to aim your feet at since Buddhas are not on all four walls of a room.

Myanmar, while still a developing country, does have cell phones and Wi-Fi, but you will most likely lose your patience using the internet. It is very slow, even in hotels. You may have to wait up to one minute for a page to load, and that can cause you some frustration. If you need things like maps, for example, you should get an app that works offline. That way you will not get lost or have to wait forever for a map to load.

Loading photos on social media is almost painful because it takes forever as well, so you may want to share your vacation pics when you get home. Another thing that you should keep in mind before going to Myanmar is to have cash on you.

There are ATMs, but they are scarce. Plus, the withdrawal fees are way too high. Moreover, most of the places you will find in Myanmar do not take credit or debit cards. If you are not from the US, you should exchange your money in US dollars.

You will not find all currencies there, and you may end up not being able to buy anything even if you do have the money. Lastly, avoid exchanging your money on the black market. You may be tempted to do so because of the better rates, but you may end up with some counterfeit bills in your pocket, and nobody needs that hassle.

There are some negative parts of Myanmar as well. For example, the people there do not sit well with hygiene or sanitary conditions. If you are a little squeamish, you may not want to go there at all. You may see rats running down the street, and people litter a lot. Nevertheless, this happens in the urban area more than in the countryside.

If you want to go backpacking, you need to go through the cities, but you may want to close your eyes until you reach the location you want to see. The people in Myanmar are relatively friendly. They are just getting accustomed to tourism because it started booming in recent years. However, you need to be respectful of their traditions and habits. Do not show your amusement when you see that men wear skirts, for example.

You do not want to be that person. Also, you should never bring up politics into the discussion. Religion should be off-limits too. If, however, a local bring up those topics, you should let them speak and lead the conversation. It is best if you stay out of it entirely. Overall, Myanmar is a country worth visiting if you want a new experience.

Tourism is still developing, which is why you should not expect too much. The infrastructure is not complete, and capitalism is a new thing there. But even so, this country should not be overlooked when you are seeking new travel destinations