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.
- Passport validity of at least 6 months
- One color photo (4.8 cm x 3.8 cm), taken in the last 3 months
Our local currency is Kyat (pronounce: ‘chaht’), 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 creditcard provider if your cards are accepted in Myanmar. We recommend to bring your cards and just try 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:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Yellow Fever
- Japanese B Encephalitis,
- Dengue Fever
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 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
- 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
- GMT +6.5 hours
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. An 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. We can assist you with the application.