Ministry of Immigration of Myanmar stated that using the three border checkpoints, foreigners with e-visas can enter their country from Thailand.
Bangkok Post cites the Democratic Voice of Burma, which quotes the Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population as saying that they were happy to announce that starting from 1 September, foreign tourists with e-visas can enter Myanmar from the three land border checkpoints, situated between Thailand and Myanmar, i.e., Myawaddy, Kawthaung and Tachileik.
Earlier, visitors with e-visas could enter Burma through its international airports at Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay.
Fee for the overland tourist visa for 28 days is $50 and $70 for a business visa with a validity of 70 days. The fee can be paid online through MasterCard, Visa, JCB or Amex. The visa application forms are available online. The only extra requirement for the overland visa is a digital image of a passport photograph. If accepted, the waiting period is three days.
Mark Ord of All Points East, a tour operator specialising in out-of-the-way tours to the Southeast Asian nation, said that this measure would certainly increase the number of arrivals. According to him, this was a nice initiative.
As the Dawei highway is still under construction, with several militant groups being active in the area, this route would not be available possible for security reasons. This measure, however, has provided three options – one each from north, south and central Thailand.
If you want to visit Myanmar, approach Y-axis and get the possible guidance and assistance from its counsellors at one of its 19 offices, which are located in the major Indian cities.