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Over 30,000 Tourists Enter with eVisa in Four Months

Myanmar has received 31,000 foreign tourists through the eVisa scheme in four months after the system was introduced in September last year.

Tourists from the United States topped the number, followed by Britain and Japan, official data shows.

So far, visitors from 100 countries have been allowed to enter Myanmar with e-visa.

Myanmar has signed visa exemption agreements with Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines and Vietnam, and negotiations are underway with Malaysia and Singapore.

Myanmar received 3.05 million tourists in 2014, according to government figures, and aims to attract 5 million visitors in 2015. The 2014 figure was up 49.5 percent from the official figure of 2.04 million in 2013.

Seventy percent of Myanmar’s last year’s tourists came from countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Myanmar’s tourist earning hit $1.14 billion in 2014, breaking the record of 2013’s $914 million.

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