YANGON, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Myanmar authorities have extended granting of visa-on-arrival at Mandalay International Airport for visitors from 22 more countries mostly from Europe starting this month, local media reported Monday.
The move has brought the total number of countries that are eligible for visa-on-arrival in Myanmar to 48.
"This will help travelers who do not have time to apply for a visa from Myanmar embassy," said the Myanmar Times.
Business visa is allowed for 70 days by paying 50 U.S. dollars while tourist visa for 28 days with 40 U.S. dollars and transit visa for 24 hours with 20 U.S. dollars.
Since June 1, 2012, visa-on-arrival at Yangon International Airport had been issued to visitors from 27 countries including Asian, ASEAN and Europe countries as well as some regions such as China's Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.
Such travel documents have also been introduced at Mandalay International Airport since Nov. 1 2012.
Myanmar is estimated to have attracted over 1 million world tourists to the country in 2012, an increase of 200,000 compared with 2011, due to the significant changes in Myanmar in the year.