Myanmar Opens Three Overland Crossings to e-Visas
Myanmar’s Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has extended e-visas to three overland crossings with the Kingdom of Thailand.
Following a limited introduction of e-visas at select airports in July, the rollout of e-visas at land crossings has been applied since September 1st.
The move is set to significantly reduce application times and is being rolled out as part of a larger push to replace in-person applications that were previously required.
Overland Crossings Set to Accept e-Visas
While more crossings are to be included in the near future, the three crossing that currently accept e-visas include Tachileik, Myawaddy, and Kawthaung.
Similar to the rollout of e-Visas for aviation, the introduction of the e-visa program at land crossings is to be gradually expanded as authorities optimise their internal system. Tachileik: Located in the north of the country, Tachileik is a key point of transit for those
Tachileik: Located in the north of the country, Tachileik is a key point of transit for those travelling between Laos and Myanmar via Thailand.
Myawaddy: Located in Central Myanmar, this crossing has become a hub for the transit of gems and other mineral resources flowing out of Myanmar.
Kawthaung: The southern most crossing that has been opened to the land e-visa program. Primarily used as a transit point for tourists crossing between the two countries, the area is also known for agriculture products including rubber, betel nut, cashew nut, coconut and oil palm.