Good news awaits all Indians travelling to Myanmar, as India gets added to the list of countries that can avail Myanmar visa on arrival. Travel to Myanmar is going to get easier soon, said Indian President Ram Nath Kovind before he began his five-day visit to Myanmar on December 11, 2018.
The decision to provide a Myanmar visa on arrival comes in an effort to boost people-to-people relations with India, said President Kovind. His visit to Myanmar aims at continuing engagements with the country under the headline of ‘Act East Policy’ and ‘Neighbourhood First Policy’.
The president’s office tweeted:
“Coinciding with President Kovind’s visit, and to further people-to-people relations, Myanmar has also announced a visa-on-arrival facility for Indian tourists entering the country through the international airports of Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay.”
India’s Ambassador to Myanmar, Vikram Misri announced yesterday that Myanmar visa on arrival facility for Indian tourists will begin effectively from today. Speaking to the press he stated:
“The process has already started. So effectively from tomorrow [Thursday], when any Indian tourists arrive at any of the three international airports here, they would be able to secure a visa on arrival.”
Although Indians require a visa to visit Myanmar, you can visit Tamu, a village on the borders of Myanmar, just off of Manipur, on a day trip without a visa. Visiting Tamu can definitely give you a glimpse of Myanmar. You can find out more about applying for a visa here.