YANGON, 24 September 2018: Two more land checkpoints, both on the border with India, have been added for travellers applying for Myanmar’s eVisas.
Irrawaddy news online reported, 18 September, that Myanmar’s eVisa was available for all international travellers and Indians at the two overland border checkpoints.
Myanmar’s Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population approved the change to its eVisa regulations 24 August.
The eVisa service is applicable for travel to Myanmar through three international airports — Yangon, Nay Pyi Daw and Mandalay — three land checkpoints between Thailand and Myanmar, plus the two additions on the border with India.
The two India-Myanmar checkpoints are Tamu-Moreh, along India’s border with Sagaing Region; and the Rih Khaw Dar-Zokhawthar checkpoint, along India’s border with Chin State.
Travellers need to apply online for the eVisas that costs USD50 at the Ministry of Labour Immigration and Population’s website. Avoid other websites run by commercial venture that claim to offer eVisa services to Myanmar.
Once the eVisa has been approved, a process that takes up to three days, the traveller prints out the confirmation email that has a barcode and presents the document at the immigration office at the border checkpoint.
The Tamu-Moreh checkpoint connects Myanmar’s upper Sagaing Region with Manipur State of India, while The Rih Khaw Dar-Zokhawthar checkpoint connects Chin State with India’s Mizoram State.
Both are busy corridors for Indian tourists and traders, but there have been security risks in the areas. Irrawaddy noted that there have been frequent clashes between rebel groups and Myanmar’s military that disrupted cross-border trade in the past.
In related news, Brazil was recently added to the list of eligible nationalities that can apply for eVisas at the ministry’s website.
A ministry announcement, 20 September, said it had revamped its eVisa website and advised users if they encountered problems applying for the visa through the new website to email [email protected].
Visitors who used the service previously and bookmarked the website got an error message, but were redirected to the new website when they clicked “Back to Home”.
The six points of entry for travellers using an eVisa.
Yangon International Airport
Mandalay International Airport
Nay Pyi Taw International Airport
Tachileik Land Border Checkpoint (Thailand)
Myawaddy Land Border Checkpoint (Thailand)
Kawthaung Land Border Checkpoint (Thailand)
Tamu Land Border Checkpoint (India)
Rih Khaw Dar Land Border Checkpoint (India)
The following countries plus Taiwan are eligible for an eVisa:
|No.||Country Name||No.||Country Name|
|46.||Italy||96.||United States of America|