BRIEF – Tourists can now buy visas to Burma online

A pilot project allowing foreign tourists to apply and pay for 28-day tourist visas online has been launched by the Ministry of Immigration and Population. The ministry says it welcomes feedback ahead of a full launch on 1 September. The price for a one-month e-visa is the same as before – US$50. Applicants must pay by credit card and should receive verification within five days of applying online.