Personal security and Crime
Crime rate is too low in Myanmar and there are almost no crimes against tourists. As People are kind, helpful and so respectful to the Buddha ‘s advice, you can travel everywhere without fear even in Yangon and Mandalay, the highest crime rates cities in Myanmar, though there are some local pick pockets and murders but its rate is lower than other Asia countries. Women can travel solo without being afraid of being raped. Moreover, for the personal security of tourists, there are tourists police in high tourist towns such as Bagan and Inle to protect and help. Regard to other cities without tourist police, there is other police who protect the tourists.
Health, food and water
As a developing country, there are some main contagious diseases are present and not well controlled. However, if travelers should have taken the precaution treatment before travel to Myanmar. There is no risk to caught them.
Myanmar food is quite similar to other Asian foods and based on the curries. They are delicious and moderately flavored. There will not be problem with food during your stay in Myanmar. But you are recommended to avoid eating in local restaurants in term of hygiene to avoid food poison and stomach upset. There are plenty of hygiene restaurants for tourists and they made the dishes after order with clean water. If you follow this tip, there is no problem with food.
Mineral water is available in Myanmar. Thus there is no risk with unpurified water problem. Drinking tap water is avoidable and have only bottle water.
Some areas of Myanmar are restricted due to the ethnic group insurgency and wars between two ethnic groups or an ethnic group and government military. However, it is always safe and peaceful in the top touristic regions and those problems have never affected the tourists. If you can avoid the restricted areas and do not participate in the riots and political demonstrations and protests, your trip is safe and sound.
Weather and natural disasters
Myanmar is a tropical country and the temperature is moderate between not too hot and toocold. The summer period between May and August is hotter that other seasons. but there is not high risk to be affected by the high temperature. You can visit Myanmar anytime avoiding this period. In term of disasters risks, we had had some disasters such as cyclones, earthquakes, floods. So far, those disasters did not affect Tourists sites and any tourist. Thus Myanmar is safe from disaster risk either.
We returned from a 17-day trip in December. We visited most of what people go to see in Myanmar:Yangon Kengtung, Mandalay, Bagan, Inle, Ngapali, and back to Yangon. Never did we feel unsafe. As far as inoculations are concerned, we just brought up to date our regular immunizations-. We did take the anti-malarial macaroni, although I am not sure it was even It is a very safe area and compared to its other Southeast Asian neighbors, much safer, crime-wise and terror risk-wise. In regards to disease-carrying mosquitoes, I have been traveling around Southeast Asia since 1990 and have never EVER taken any medications. If you dress modestly and use bug spray you will be fine. If you have more than several weeks in the country and expect to be dining at local restaurants or street stands, having the heap A and B vaccine (they are usually done together nowadays with the "Twinrix" vaccine) is a very good idea. Additionally, you should have your tetanus up to date.
Travel security Tips in Myanmar
Do not eat in street restaurant.
Do not drink tap water
Avoid restricted areas
Apply mosquito’s repellent
Watch out the snakesWatch
Watch out while crossing the roads