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Visa Requirements for Myanmar Citizens
Visa requirements for Myanmar citizens are administrative entry restrictions placed on nationals of Myanmar by the authorities of other countries around the world.
The Myanmar passport is currently ranked 96th on the Henley passport index, which measures travel freedom among the passports of the world.
Citizens of Myanmar are currently granted visa-free access, or entry with a visa on arrival, to around 35 countries and territories worldwide.
Myanmar passport holders are able to travel to around 10 countries without a visa for certain periods of stay, including to the other member states of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) such as Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Nationals of Myanmar are able to gain visa-exempt entry to ASEAN countries and other visa-free destinations by simply presenting a valid passport at border controls. For most of these destinations, travelers from Myanmar can enjoy a visa-free stay of between 14-90 days.
To travel to other countries, it is necessary to meet the mandatory visa requirements for Myanmar nationals. In some cases, it is possible to obtain an electronic travel visa authorization online before visiting the destination, for over 30 countries worldwide.
This process is by far the most convenient way to obtain a visa for travelers from Myanmar, as it eliminates the need to present embassy visa paperwork in person at a diplomatic mission of the destination, or the need to wait in long queues to submit a visa on arrival.
Find more detailed information about visa requirements for citizens of Myanmar below.