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Burma to Launch Online Visa Application for Tourists

Excerpt from The Irrawaddy

Jul 02, 2014 1:00 pm

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Easing the visa application process is one of the easiest ways to attract more tourists and improve their visitor experience; it’s no surprise that so many burgeoning destinations are taking action.

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Burma plans to launch an online application system for tourist visas later this year, according to the Ministry of Immigration and Population, which announced on Friday that it was opening a tender for the project.

As tourist arrivals in Burma continue to grow, the ministry has received complaints about the difficulties and delays in applying for visas at embassies, according to Maung Maung Than, director-general of the Department of Immigration and National Registration.

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