Passport holders from more than 100 countries are eligible to travel to Myanmar (Burma) with an eVisa. Myanmar has introduced this online system in 2014 to give travelers the flexibility to apply for a visa at their convenience from anywhere in the world. The result: only in 2018 nearly 1.5 million people around the globe were welcomed by Myanmar for tourism or business reasons.
Obtaining a visa for Myanmar for Danish citizens is a simple online process that only takes a short time to be completed. Therefore, there is no need for Danes to contact the official representation of Myanmar in order to apply for a visa.
Myanmar has opened to tourists in 2011 and welcomes travelers with a variety of interesting resorts, excursions, cruises, and sights to explore.
Do Danish Passport Holders Need a Visa for Myanmar?
Danish travelers must obtain a Myanmar visa for if they wish to visit the country for tourism or business. The government of Myanmar can only issue a single-entry eVisa for stays of maximum 28 days (tourist visa) or 70 days (business visa).
There are several requirements for Myanmar visa that must be met before applying for an eVisa. These requirements include having a Danish passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity (after entering the country) and one blank page. It is mandatory to enter Myanmar with the same passport that was used for the application. This is something that dual citizens need to keep in mind.
Furthermore, Danish nationals are required a valid credit or debit card to pay the online eVisa fee, as well as an email address to which they will receive all the information relevant to the visa and visa approval. Visa application status will also be sent to the applicant by email.
The visa processing time is very short. It usually takes less than 3 business days to obtain a visa. It is necessary to print the visa and present it together with the passport at the port of entry.
It is also important to keep in mind that travelers may need permission from the Myanmar Ministry of Home Affairs or Ministry of Tourism before entering or passing through certain areas in the country. It is advisable to check the list of restricted areas while planning any trip.
How to Apply for a Myanmar Visa From Denmark?
Myanmar visa application from Denmark is very simple. Danish travelers can access the application form through the Myanmar Online Visa website at any time. They are asked to provide several personal and passport details, information about their trip to Myanmar and the purpose of stay (tourism or business). In addition, applicants need to answer a couple of health-related and security questions.
Among the information that needs to be filled in the application form is the following:
- Full name, gender, place of birth, date of birth, and nationality
- Address, email, and telephone number
- Passport country, number, and dates of issue and expiry
- Dates of entry and leaving Myanmar, or estimates if travel plans are not finalized
All the information is screened using security databases when the application is processed. It is mandatory to provide only exact, truthful, and correct information to the best of the applicant’s knowledge. Any failure to do so or any errors in filling out the application may result in visa processing delays or visa denial.
Applicants also need to provide a scanned color copy of the information page of the passport and a recent passport-size photo. This additional documentation can be sent either together with the application or at a later date.
Please note that the business eVisa for Myanmar has a few additional requirements. These include an invitation letter and a registration certificate from the inviting company, as well as the accommodation booking confirmation. On the other hand, there are certain photo ID requirements that need to be considered to avoid any visa delays or rejections.
Myanmar Visa on Arrival for Danish Citizens
Eight countries are eligible for obtaining a Myanmar visa on arrival to one of its three international airports: China, Germany, Australia, India, Italy, Russia, Spain, and Switzerland. Denmark is currently not among the countries eligible for a visa on arrival. Therefore, its nationals must obtain an online visa prior to traveling to Myanmar.
In addition to Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, and Mandalay international airports, Danish holders of an eVisa are allowed to enter the country also at one of Thailand land border checkpoints (Kawthaung, Myawaddy, and Tachileik) and India land border checkpoints (Rihkhawdar and Tamu). Bangladesh, Laos, and China land borders are currently closed to visitors.