Myanmar (Burma)
Travel requirements
Myanmar visa policy

Myanmar visa policy

The Myanmar visa policy states who can enter and freely travel within the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, also known as Burma.

Currently, no foreign citizens can cross the Myanmar borders without a visa. Depending on nationality, it is necessary to apply for a Myanmar eVisa or a regular visa.

The Myanmar eVisa system was launched to make the application process easier – now, it is possible for more than 100 nationalities to apply for a visa to Myanmar within several minutes from any place. There are two types available: Myanmar tourist eVisa and business eVisa.

Those not eligible for an electronic visa to Myanmar must apply for a regular visa at the nearest Myanmar embassy or consulate.

The visa policy of Myanmar is significant to examine before your travel. Note that besides a valid Myanmar visa, foreigners must also meet other entry requirements of Myanmar: everyone needs to prepare additional obligatory documents to be allowed into the country.

Who can enter Myanmar?

Any foreign national who wishes to enter Myanmar can do it, as Myanmar enforces no admission refusals based solely on nationality.

Still, foreign travelers, regardless of nationality, must satisfy all the entry requirements of Myanmar. It includes having a valid passport and visa, as well as following COVID-19-related restrictions. According to the Myanmar visa policy, it is required to obtain a Myanmar eVisa or a regular visa.

Entry requirements for Myanmar

All foreigners willing to visit Myanmar must have a passport that remains effective for at least 6 months (180 days) from arrival and a proper Myanmar visa.

Since not all COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, passengers still have to show proof of full vaccination with a vaccine recognized by the Ministry of Health that was completed at least 14 days before entry in Myanmar.

Alternatively, it is allowed to show a PCR test with a negative result taken within 48 hours before arrival.

Also, all foreign citizens must complete the Myanmar health declaration form before coming to Myanmar. The implementation of the health declaration is aimed at minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

If visitors are arriving from certain countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission, they additionally require proof of yellow fever vaccination.

It is mandatory to declare currency in excess of USD 10,000 upon arrival in Myanmar.

Documents checklist for entering Myanmar

See the list of documents required to enter Myanmar:

  • a passport valid for at least 6 months from entry
  • a Myanmar visa
  • proof of full vaccination/negative PCR test
  • travel insurance covering COVID-19
  • a health declaration form
  • yellow fever vaccination (if applicable)

Take into account that all presented information regarding Myanmar travel requirements and necessary documentation may be subject to change due to the risk of major COVID-19 outbreaks or other circumstances.

Please contact the Myanmar diplomatic mission in your country to get the most up-to-date announcements and details.

Methods of getting a visa to Myanmar

All foreign citizens who plan to enter Burma must obtain a Myanmar visa. According to the application method, it is possible to get an electronic visa or a regular visa.

Electronic visa

An electronic visa (eVisa) to Myanmar is a travel visa that can be obtained through an entirely online application process.

There are two online visa types to Myanmar: a Myanmar tourist visa and a business visa. Both types enable their holders to enter Myanmar once.

A tourist visa to Myanmar permits a 28-day stay, while a business visa allows a visit for up to 70 days.

To apply for a Myanmar eVisa, it is enough to complete a short online form and cover fees. The approval will be sent to the applicant’s email address.

Regular visa

Persons not eligible for an online visa to Myanmar must get a regular visa. It can be obtained at a Myanmar embassy or consulate.

It is required to gather the proper documentation, schedule an appointment at the nearest office, and have the visa interview with a consular officer.

Countries and regions which require a visa for entry into Myanmar

Review the list of eligible countries to find out which method of obtaining a Myanmar visa you need to use – a Myanmar eVisa or a regular visa.

Electronic visa

  • AlbaniaAlbania
  • ArgentinaArgentina
  • AustriaAustria
  • AustraliaAustralia
  • Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina
  • BangladeshBangladesh
  • BelgiumBelgium
  • BulgariaBulgaria
  • BoliviaBolivia
  • BrazilBrazil
  • BhutanBhutan
  • BelarusBelarus
  • CanadaCanada
  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • Ivory CoastIvory Coast
  • ChileChile
  • CameroonCameroon
  • ChinaChina
  • ColombiaColombia
  • Costa RicaCosta Rica
  • SerbiaSerbia
  • CyprusCyprus
  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
  • GermanyGermany
  • DenmarkDenmark
  • AlgeriaAlgeria
  • EcuadorEcuador
  • EstoniaEstonia
  • EgyptEgypt
  • EritreaEritrea
  • SpainSpain
  • FinlandFinland
  • FijiFiji
  • FranceFrance
  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
  • GeorgiaGeorgia
  • GhanaGhana
  • GuineaGuinea
  • GreeceGreece
  • GuatemalaGuatemala
  • Hong KongHong Kong
  • CroatiaCroatia
  • HungaryHungary
  • IndonesiaIndonesia
  • IrelandIreland
  • IsraelIsrael
  • IndiaIndia
  • IcelandIceland
  • ItalyItaly
  • JamaicaJamaica
  • JordanJordan
  • JapanJapan
  • KenyaKenya
  • KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
  • CambodiaCambodia
  • North KoreaNorth Korea
  • South KoreaSouth Korea
  • KuwaitKuwait
  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
  • LaosLaos
  • Sri LankaSri Lanka
  • LithuaniaLithuania
  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
  • LatviaLatvia
  • MoroccoMorocco
  • MonacoMonaco
  • MongoliaMongolia
  • MacauMacau
  • MaltaMalta
  • MauritiusMauritius
  • MaldivesMaldives
  • MexicoMexico
  • MalaysiaMalaysia
  • NetherlandsNetherlands
  • NorwayNorway
  • NepalNepal
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • PanamaPanama
  • PeruPeru
  • PhilippinesPhilippines
  • PakistanPakistan
  • PolandPoland
  • ThailandThailand
  • TurkeyTurkey
  • TaiwanTaiwan
  • UkraineUkraine
  • UgandaUganda
  • United StatesUnited States
  • UruguayUruguay
  • UzbekistanUzbekistan
  • VenezuelaVenezuela
  • VietnamVietnam
  • South AfricaSouth Africa
  • QatarQatar
  • SingaporeSingapore
  • PortugalPortugal
  • SwedenSweden
  • SlovakiaSlovakia
  • SloveniaSlovenia
  • RussiaRussia
  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
  • Brunei DarussalamBrunei Darussalam
  • RomaniaRomania

Regular visa

  • AndorraAndorra
  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
  • AnguillaAnguilla
  • ArmeniaArmenia
  • AngolaAngola
  • American SamoaAmerican Samoa
  • ArubaAruba
  • Aland IslandsAland Islands
  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
  • BarbadosBarbados
  • Burkina FasoBurkina Faso
  • BahrainBahrain
  • BurundiBurundi
  • BeninBenin
  • BermudaBermuda
  • BahamasBahamas
  • BotswanaBotswana
  • BelizeBelize
  • Cocos IslandsCocos Islands
  • CongoCongo
  • Central African RepublicCentral African Republic
  • Republic of the CongoRepublic of the Congo
  • Cook IslandsCook Islands
  • CubaCuba
  • Christmas IslandChristmas Island
  • DjiboutiDjibouti
  • DominicaDominica
  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
  • EthiopiaEthiopia
  • Falkland IslandsFalkland Islands
  • MicronesiaMicronesia
  • Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands
  • GabonGabon
  • GrenadaGrenada
  • GeorgiaGeorgia
  • French GuianaFrench Guiana
  • GibraltarGibraltar
  • GreenlandGreenland
  • GambiaGambia
  • Guinea BissauGuinea Bissau
  • GuadeloupeGuadeloupe
  • Equatorial GuineaEquatorial Guinea
  • GuamGuam
  • GuyanaGuyana
  • HondurasHonduras
  • HaitiHaiti
  • IraqIraq
  • IranIran
  • KiribatiKiribati
  • ComorosComoros
  • Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
  • Cayman IslandsCayman Islands
  • LebanonLebanon
  • Saint LuciaSaint Lucia
  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
  • LiberiaLiberia
  • LesothoLesotho
  • LibyaLibya
  • MoldovaMoldova
  • MontenegroMontenegro
  • MadagascarMadagascar
  • Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
  • MacedoniaMacedonia
  • MaliMali
  • Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islands
  • MartiniqueMartinique
  • MauritaniaMauritania
  • MontserratMontserrat
  • MalawiMalawi
  • MozambiqueMozambique
  • NamibiaNamibia
  • New CaledoniaNew Caledonia
  • NigerNiger
  • Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island
  • NigeriaNigeria
  • NicaraguaNicaragua
  • NauruNauru
  • NiueNiue
  • OmanOman
  • French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia
  • Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea
  • Sierra LeoneSierra Leone
  • San MarinoSan Marino
  • SenegalSenegal
  • SomaliaSomalia
  • SurinameSuriname
  • El SalvadorEl Salvador
  • SyriaSyria
  • SwazilandSwaziland
  • Caicos IslandsCaicos Islands
  • ChadChad
  • TogoTogo
  • TajikistanTajikistan
  • TokelauTokelau
  • Timor LesteTimor Leste
  • TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
  • TunisiaTunisia
  • TongaTonga
  • TuvaluTuvalu
  • TanzaniaTanzania
  • United StatesUnited States
  • Vatican CityVatican City
  • Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSaint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • VanuatuVanuatu
  • YemenYemen
  • MayotteMayotte
  • ZambiaZambia
  • ZimbabweZimbabwe
  • SeychellesSeychelles
  • PalauPalau
  • RwandaRwanda
  • Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago
  • ParaguayParaguay
  • SudanSudan
  • South SudanSouth Sudan
  • PalestinePalestine
  • United States Virgin IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands
  • Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks and Caicos Islands
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
  • Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Isle of ManIsle of Man
  • GuernseyGuernsey
  • Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands
  • Sao Tome and PrincipeSao Tome and Principe
  • Saint MartinSaint Martin
  • Saint HelenaSaint Helena
  • ReunionReunion
  • Puerto RicoPuerto Rico
  • JerseyJersey
  • CuracaoCuracao
  • Cape VerdeCape Verde
  • British Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean Territory
  • Antigua and BarbudaAntigua and Barbuda
  • Saint BarthelemySaint Barthelemy
  • Sint MaartenSint Maarten
  • BonaireBonaire

Entry requirements for children

Most entry requirements of Myanmar implemented for adults also apply to underage travelers. However, there are still some slight differences.

Children under 12 years old do not have to present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or a negative PCR test result if, during the trip, they are accompanied by their fully vaccinated parents or guardians.

A Myanmar visa is required for all travelers, and minors are no exception. They must have separate Myanmar visa applications completed by their parents or legal guardians.

Transit information

A visa for Myanmar is mandatory for visits of any length. So even if you do not intend to stay in Myanmar for a long time and a short stay for transit is all you need, a Myanmar visa is still required.

Eligible citizens can quickly apply for a Myanmar visa for transit online without the necessity to attend an embassy in person.

Important information

  • Per Myanmar visa policy, every traveler must have a valid Myanmar visa.
  • There are two methods of getting Myanmar visas: an electronic visa and a regular visa.
  • Myanmar eVisa is available as a tourist visa and business visa.
  • An electronic visa to Myanmar is a single-entry visa and allows a stay from 28 to 70 days based on the chosen visa type.
  • An international passport with a validity of at least 6 months from entry is mandatory.
  • All visitors over 11 must present a COVID-19 vaccination proof/negative PCR test and complete a health declaration form.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I need a visa to travel to Myanmar?

Yes. The visa policy of Myanmar stipulates that all foreign citizens must have a valid visa to enter Myanmar. Depending on your nationality, you need a Myanmar eVisa or a regular visa.

What are the methods of getting a visa for Myanmar?

There are two methods of obtaining Myanmar visas: an electronic visa and a regular visa. The traveler's citizenship and travel purpose determine which method is required.

Can I get a Myanmar visa on arrival?

The visa-on-arrival scheme has been suspended, so visitors must obtain either an electronic visa to Myanmar or a regular visa. Check the list of eligible countries to know which visa you need.

What are the requirements for going to Myanmar?

Per Myanmar entry rules, all travelers must have a valid passport, Myanmar visa, COVID-19 vaccination proof/negative PCR test, travel insurance, and a health declaration form. The yellow fever vaccination proof is necessary if traveling from yellow fever belt countries.

Do I need a visa to transit through Myanmar?

Yes, a Myanmar visa is mandatory for transit through Myanmar to another country. You will be required to present it to the immigration officer upon arrival in Myanmar.

What are the requirements for children traveling to Myanmar?

Children under 12 need to present neither COVID-19 vaccination proof nor a negative PCR test. Other than that, there are no special requirements or facilitation for minors in Myanmar.