Yangon - Myanmar will introduce an electronic visa application
system next month to facilitate visits to the once isolated state, news
reports said Sunday.
"We are trying to introduce an e-visa system from March
that would allow international visitors to apply for a visa from
anywhere via the internet before visiting Myanmar," Tourism Minister
Tint San told the Myanmar Times.
The liberalization of visa procedures is likely to facilitate another jump in tourist arrivals in 2012.
Total arrivals to Myanmar last year were 816 369, up 26% from 791 505 tourist in 2010, according to government sources.
Tourism revenues amounted to $319m last year, compared with $254m in 2010, she said.
Myanmar has introduced a series of reforms since March.