It was initially said on different websites, blogs, or even publications that Visa On Arrival to Myanmar is only for Business purpose visits. However, I saw on Airasia‘s page article that Myanmar has an e-Visa service already. It was too compulsive of me to book a ticket without even checking about how the e-visa works. Confident that the e-visa will work, I didn’t research until 3 weeks before the trip. I tried the link they referred on the page but service is NOT available. Therefore, I have to apply at Myanmar Embassy closest to where I was. It’s either in Bangkok (16-hour by bus away from me) or in Kuala Lumpur (9 hours away by bus). I started to panic, but I was not ready to give up my trip to Myanmar. I searched the Internet that there is e-Visa for tourists going to Myanmar assisted by an agency if you can’t do it yourself to go to the embassy.
Last year, I heard it from a fellow Pinoy Travel Blogger (PTB) that there is a visa on arrival to Myanmar, and as it suggests I thought I can just walk into the immigration and can buy me a “Visa On Arrival”. To make the story short, when I somehow planned my trip to KL to Myanmar, I was relying to the “Visa On Arrival”. Also, too much relying because I read an article from Air Asia’s website that they do have e-Visa to Myanmar already, and when I checked it, the site is apologizing for the inconvenience and directing people to go the nearest embassies instead.