Myanmar (also known as Burma) is the northwestern-most country of mainland Southeast Asia. It lies along the Indian and Eurasian Plates, to the southeast of the Himalayas. To its west is the Bay of Bengal and to its south is the Andaman Sea. It is strategically located near major Indian Oceanshipping lanes. The neighboring countries are China, India, Bangladesh, Thailand and Laos.



Total Land Border Length: 6,522 kilometres (4,053 mi)

Total Land Area: 676,578 square kilometres (261,228 sq mi)

Border Countries:

Bangladesh: 271 kilometres (168 mi), India:1,468 kilometres (912 mi), China: 2,129 kilometres (1,323 mi), Laos: 238 kilometres (148 mi), Thailand: 2,416 kilometres (1,501 mi)


Total coastline length:1,930 kilometres (1,200 mi)

Total water area: 23,070 square kilometres (8,910 sq mi)

* Visa Exemption

- Myanmar visa exemption for 8 citizens: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore


+ Citizen of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Philippines, Thailand (only from airway), Vietnam visa exemption Myanmar with a stay period of not more than 14 days

+ Citizen of Singapore visa exemption Myanmar with a stay period not more than 30 days

* Visa Procurement in Myanmar

- You can either apply yourself by submitting the form to the Myanmar Embassy/Consulate in your country or apply Myanmar visa on arrival (

- Visa online: E-visa  (Get E-visa Approval Within 4 Steps -

+ Fill in the secure online visa form. Applicant is required to enter all the necessary information in the visa form.

+ Confirm and pay Applicant needs to verify all the information entered is correct before proceeding to the next step. Make the payment with Credit Card. Acknowledgement email with application reference code will be sent to applicant's email.

+ Get approval letter within 3 days: Approval process may take up to 3 working days. Applicant will receive eVisa approval letter via email once approved. Print out the approval letter and bring along with passport. You will need to present it upon arrival.

+ Get eVisa stamped upon arrival: Upon arrival to Myanmar Immigration checkpoint, present eVisa approval letter and passport to Immigration officer and get the passport stamped.

* Note

- Types of visa

+ Tourist Visa: Applied for travelers who visit Myanmar for tourism purpose. This type of visa allows you to stay 28 days and can be extended for 2 weeks. (You can apply for tourist visa online through this website/ government website and embassies)

+ Business Visa: Those who comes to Myanmar to do business or event, Business visa allows you to stay 70 days, it can be extendable. Business visa can be obtained on arrival or through embassy. Check further information about business visa.

+ Social Visa: Social Visit Visa – spouse (a foreigner who married with Myanmar Citizen) of a Myanmar National, children of a Myanmar National and a Foreigner, or those who surrendered Myanmar Citizenship are allowed to apply only for a social visit visa. This visa allows you to stay 28 days.

+ Meditation Visa: If you attend a meditation course or a pilgrimage in Myanmar, Meditation Visa allows you to stay for 90 days to do so.

+ Multiple Visa: The applicants who would like to apply Multiple Journey Entry Visa must have been applied at least (3) times Business Entry Visa within One year

- Mandalay International airport (Mandalay - Myanmar)

- Yangon International airport (Yangon - Myanmar)

- Myanmar National Airlines: formerly Union of Burma Airways, and Myanmar Airway is a state-owned airline and the flag carrier of Myanmar, based in Yangon.  Founded in 1948, the airline operates scheduled services to all major domestic destinations and to regional destinations in Asia. Its main base is Yangon International Airport.

- Myanmar Airways International Co:  is a privately owned airline headquartered in YangonMyanmar. It operates scheduled international services to destinations mainly in Southeast Asia and is based at Yangon International Airport. Myanmar Airways International was the sponsor of the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. MAI's logo shows pyinsarupa, a traditional Burmese chimeric animal.