Myanmar eVisa for Cameroonians
Since Myanmar opened its doors to tourism in 2011, the Burma government (as the country of Myanmar is formerly known) has been working to increase its Myanmar e-Visa offers to different countries such as Cameroon.
The electronic visa allows Cameroonian visitors to enter Myanmar hassle free since it saves them time and money: with a Burma eVisa, eligible travelers do not need to physically go to an embassy or consulate office and wait in line. The online application is easy to complete with most devices such as laptops, phones, and tablets
Cameroon nationals are not eligible for the Myanmar visa on arrival at Burma.
How to Apply for a Myanmar Visa From Cameroon
The Myanmar online visa application from Cameroon is an easy step by step electronic process.
Cameroonian applicants must provide their email address and a valid credit or debit card to pay the visa fee at the end of the process.
Applicants of Cameroonian nationality will also be asked to provide details such as:
- Full name (as shown on passport)
- Date and country of birth
Sometimes, depending on each personal application, Myanmar authorities can request applicants of Cameroon for additional documentation. In this case, the applicants will receive an email with a documentation list they must further provide.
Then, the Burma electronic visa is received at the email address registered and it has a validity of 90 days since the date of the issue.
Cameroonian applicants must fill in the form very carefully. The information submitted on the application form must be exactly the same as it appears on the passport.
Myanmar Tourist eVisa available for Cameroonian travelers
Cameroonians traveling to Burma can apply for the Burmese Tourist eVisa which is a single entry travel authorization and permits stays of up to 28 days.
After filling in the information and documents required, the Burma government will send the approval after 3 working days and the electronic visa will be attached in an email. It must be printed before the trip and displayed along with the passport to border control authorities upon arrival at Myanmar.
Myanmar eVisa for Cameroonians: Required Information
If Cameroon nationals apply for a Myanmar Tourist eVisa, they are required to be in possession of a current passport with at least 6 months of validity before the date of arrival in Myanmar. During their application to travel to Burma they should submit the following documents and information:
- Email address
- Debit or credit card to carry out your payment with security
- Recent color passport photo taken in the last three months
- Scanned copy of biography page from passport in pdf or jpg format
- Travel itinerary in Myanmar
- Accommodation details in Myanmar such as the address of the first hotel, hostel, guesthouse or inn where they will be staying
- Ports of entry and departure
- Dates of arrival and departure
Cameroonian visitors must know that each visa is a single and personal entry document.
If a full family plans to arrive in Myanmar from Cameroon, each member must apply and travel with their own approved visa.
If Cameroonian travelers will stay at more than one hotel during their stay, they will only need to register the address of the first accommodation in Myanmar and the port of entry into the country.
If Myanmar authorities see it as necessary, they might ask some additional security questions. Travelers from Cameroon must answer these very carefully to proceed with their eVisa approval.
Special Considerations for Cameroonian Visitors in Myanmar
Cameroon passport holders traveling to Burma must bear in mind some special considerations regarding the various ports of entry, travel extensions, and vaccine requirements.
Ports of entry to Myanmar from Cameroon
Since opening up to foreign visitors, Myanmar has various ports of entry for foreigners.
- The main international airports are three: Yangon, NAy Pyi Taw, and Mandalay International
- There are borderland controls for tourists traveling by road with India and Thailand.
Cameroonians should take into account that if they fly in and out of Burma, they can only enter by one of these 3 airports. Other airports can be used solely for domestic flights.
Stopover tourists from Cameroon at Myanmar
Electronic visas are not issued for tourists traveling by cruise and stopping over at a Myanmar fort. For further information, travelers can contact their shipping company or travel agency.
Travel extensions for Cameroon travelers in Myanmar
The Burma government can facilitate a Myanmar visa extension. If travelers wish to extend their stay in Myanmar, they must request it at their national embassy or Burma border control desks. Upon confirmation, a new application along with its corresponding payment must be submitted.
Vaccines and health requirements for Cameroonians in Myanmar
Travelers visiting Burma should be informed about the required vaccines they should have before traveling to Myanmar.
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Flu or influenza shot
Despite many illnesses have been mostly eradicated in Burma, it is advisable that Cameroonians check their medical history for the aforementioned vaccines.
Visa upon Arrival at Burma for Cameroonians
Unfortunately, citizens from Cameroon are not eligible to apply for a Myanmar visa on arrival.
Cameroonian passport holders are obliged to travel with their visa previously approved and its confirmation printed and available to display at passport controls upon arrival. Travelers from Cameroon should bear in mind they must use the same passport at border controls whilst entering Burma as they did for their application.