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Visa On Arrival Suspended

  • kkym

    Joined Travelfish
    6th April, 2010
    Location Myanmar / Burma
    Posts: 25

    Issuing Visa on arrival at the Yangon & Mandalay airport will be suspended temporarily starting from 1st September. You have to get the visa from Myanmar Embassies or apply visa on arrival through a local travel agent.

    #1 Posted: 24/8/2010 - 12:34

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  • Remedy

    Joined Travelfish
    25th July, 2009
    Posts: 31
    Total reviews: 7

    Could anyone verify this ? Which source ?
    Thinking about heading into Burma late September. My plan is to enter Burma by plane from Chiang Mai . If visa on arrival is not an option is there a consulate or something similar in Chiang Mai where I could apply ?

    #2 Posted: 31/8/2010 - 15:44

  • anotherlost-

    Joined Travelfish
    14th September, 2009
    Posts: 34

    Yes, the visa on arrival system has been suspended as of 1st September. You'll need to get a visa in advance either from a Myanmar Embassy or via a Myanmar travel agency (allow 3 weeks).

    There is no Myanmar consulate in Chiang Mai so you'll need to get your visa in your home country, Bangkok or another regional capital. Call your chosen embassy well ahead to check on the rules as they do vary.

    #3 Posted: 31/8/2010 - 23:47

  • NYTim

    Joined Travelfish
    11th September, 2009
    Posts: 106
    Total reviews: 2

    Now that the elections are over, has the visa on arrival been re-instated?

    #4 Posted: 10/12/2010 - 23:46

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