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Passport and Visa
A valid Passport with Entry Visa is required of all visitors. A Tourist Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible for an additional 14 days. A Business Visa allow s a stay of 28 days, extendible up to 12 months on a case-by-case basis. Visa on Arrival is granted on prior arrangement with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
Overland entry is permitted for Thai tourists with border passes and for third party tourists with visas at Tachileik, Three Pagoda Pass, Myawaddy and Kawthaung check points along the Myanmar-Thai border; and for Chinese tourists with border passes and for third party tourists with visas at Lweje, Nam Kham, Muse, Kyukoke, Kwanlong, and Mong Lar along the Myanmar-China border. Visitors can apply online for e-visa at www.visa.gov.mm from the comfort of your home, office, cybercafe or even the airport.
Jewellery, electrical goods and cameras must be declared at the airport. Antiques and archaeologically valuable items are not allowed to be taken out.
Duty free allowance: two bottles of liquor; two cartons of cigarettes; 100 cigars; 1.5 lb of tobacco; one pint bottle of perfume or eau de cologne.
No vaccination certificate is required unless coming from an infected area.
Visitors may bring in any amount of foreign currency but it must be declared to the customs if it exceeds US$2,000.
Myanmar currency is the Kyat, made up of 100 pyas. Currency notes come in the denominations of K1000, K500, K200, K100, K50, K20, K15, K10, K5, and K1. Visitors are not allowed to bring in or take out Kyats though they can bring in any amount of foreign currency.
However, it must be declared to the customs if it exceeds US$2,000.
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