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Myanmar to allow visa-free entry for tourists from Japan, South Korea

/ 05:40 PM July 29, 2018

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NAYPYITAW — Myanmar is planning to allow visa free for tourists from Japan and South Korea with a one-year trial period starting from October 1 and Chinese tourists including Hong Kong and Macau can visit Myanmar with visa on arrival in the same period, according to Ministry of Hotel and Tourism.

“It should be done as tourism industry is declined. I think it will be improved again as there are direct flights from those countries,” said Vice Chairman Khin Aung Tun of Myanmar Tourism Federation.


Tourists from Japan, South Korea and China need to present US$1,000 as show money at the airport and Chinese tourists have to pay US$50 as a fee for visa on arrival.

“We are welcomed about the free visa but presenting US$1,000 should not be because people usually bring credit cards nowadays. If four family members visit our country, they will not bring US$1,000 each. The adjustment should be made for that,” said the vice chairman.

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