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Travel Tips

 

Travel requirements

A photo ID is required for all travel, both domestic and international. Passports are generally required for international travel. You will not be permitted to depart without necessary documentation. There may be additional requirements for international travel, such as visas. Please check with the foreign affair departments of your country for more information related to visiting Myanmar. Special travel documents are required for children traveling with or without their parents. Please check with the airline prior to departure

 Travel health information

You are solely responsible for checking the safety and security conditions, vaccination, and other health requirements of countries visited or transited. For the current worldwide health information, please consult your family physician. All travelers are required to provide a doctor’s certificate stating that they are fit to travel and their blood pressure and heart condition are normal.

 Baggage

Baggage allowance and baggage dimensions differ greatly among airlines. Excessive number, size, or weight of baggage may result in your inconvenience and surcharge. Please check with your airline prior to departure. We accept no responsibility for loss or damage to baggage or any of your belongings. Baggage insurance is recommended.

Insurance
The cost of your tours and adventures does not cover your insurance. We accept no responsibility for loss or personal damage to personal belongings or liability for personal injury or death. Travel insurance is strongly recommended. Please make sure your travel insurance covers cancellation, medical expenses, personal accidents, personal baggage, money and public liability. You may also wish to indemnify Bom Bax Travel against all third party claims, actions, damages and remedies that may be brought against the Tibet International Travel in respect of your travel. Without appropriate travel insurance, Bom Bax Travel and Tours reserves the right to refuse admission as a passenger.

Visa Requirements

For most foreign visitors, a tourist visa is required to enter Myanmar. A tourist visa is valid for 28 days.We recommend applying for an e-visa online via moip.gov.mm (costs are approximately USD 50, Visa card and MasterCard accepted). Please make sure you apply for your visa timely, as the processing time can take up to 3 days.

General requirements:

  • Passport validity of at least 6 months
  • One color photo (4.8 cm x 3.8 cm), taken in the last 3 months

For more information on the visa application process and requirements, including a list of visa exemption countries, please visit " myanmar.visa.com ".

Currency

Our local currency is Kyat (pronounce: ‘Chat’), often mentioned as K or MMK.ATMs are widely available nowadays. Visa and MasterCard can be used to withdraw cash. As not all cards are accepted yet, please check with your bank and credit card provider if your cards are accepted in Myanmar. We recommend bringing your cards and just trying them. Most hotels, tourist entry offices, decent restaurants and travel service agents accept USD and Euro. Be sure to bring crisp notes, without any folding traces, as old, used notes may not be accepted. USD notes carrying serial numbers CB and AB will not be accepted.

 Vaccinations and Travel Insurance

For your peace of mind, make sure you are traveling with a good health and travel insurance,covering medical costs and any other problems.We recommend to check your local health services for their advice on getting vaccinations or precautionary treatment for HepatitisA,HepatitisB,Typhoid,Yellow Fever , Rabies , JapaneseB ,Encephalitis ,Tuberculosis ,Polio,Diphteria,Tetanus,Dengue Fever and Malaria.

Electricity

Myanmar has a voltage of 230V, 50Hz AC. Our power outlets are 220-240V. They take 2- and 3-pin plugs. Bring a universal travel adapter to ensure you can use our outlets and charge your devices. Who needs empty batteries in this digital age!

 Weather and Clothing

Myanmar has warm weather whole year-round, so you can leave your heavy sweaters at home. Bring light clothing instead, for a temperature between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius. Don’t forget to pack a torch, mosquito repellent (DEET),sun cream, sun glasses and a hat. Do you plan on trekking? Then add a light sweater, sturdy shoes, and a first aid kit. Laundry service is available at most hotels and guesthouses.

 Toilets

Traditionally, Myanmar has squat toilets. They are found in houses, local restaurants and public toilets. Most decent hotels have Western (sitting) toilets.

 Internet Access and International Phone Calls

Although sometimes slow, Internet is easily available in Myanmar. Most towns have at least one internet cafe and most hotels offer WiFi.The best way to have internet access is to get a local SIM card. For approximately USD 2, you can get a SIM card at the airports and at any corner shop. A couple of extra dollars buys you some prepaid credit to add data and make phone calls. All hotels offer land lines to make phone calls, too.

Dialing Code and Time Zone

  • +95
  • GMT +6.5 hours

Postal Services

Post offices are open Monday - Friday from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.Surprise your family and friends at home with a postcard, as international postage is cheap. International stamp costs 1.000 K, but it can take a long time to arrive. For larger and high value packages, DHL is recommended. DHL have offices in Yangon and Mandalay.

 Embassies

All embassies are in Yangon. You can find the address of your embassy at     www.embassypages.com/Myanamar .

 Medical Treatment

In terms of hygiene and equipment, Myanmar’s medical services are not what you may be used to in the Western world. In case something happens during your trip, we recommend seeking treatment at a private clinic or hospital.

 Photography

Our beautiful country offers many opportunities for photography. For drone photography, you need a permit. Get us informed about it in advance

 

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