Myanmar requires a visa for all foreigners visiting the country. It is valid for 28 days starting from the day you enter the country, three months from the date of issue. A valid passport with entry visa is required for all tourists and businessmen, applicable at any Myanmar Embassies and Consulate General Offices abroad. The international points of entry and exit Myanmar are Yangon International Airport and Mandalay International Airport. Show your passport (with valid entry visa) and disembarkation card on arrival to the Immigration officer at the International Airport (Yangon or Mandalay).
A valid passport with Entry visa is required for all tourists & businessmen, applicable at Myanmar Embassies and Consulate General Offices abroad.
Types of Visa
A Tourist Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible for an additional 14days.
Business Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible up to 12 months on a case by case basis.
Visa on Arrival is granted to both FTSs and Package Tourists on prior arrangement with the Ministry of Hotel and Tourism.
Visa on Arrival
Visa on Arrival is granted at Yangon and Mandalay International Airports to citizens from any country who hold ordinary passports. The validity of the visas are 28 days for Tourist Visa and Social Visa; and 70 days for Business Visa.
Jewelleries, electrical goods anccameras must be declared at the airport. Antiques and archaeologically valuable items are not allowed to be taken out. Duty free allowance are 2 bottles of liquor, 2 cartons of cigarettes, 100 cigars, 1.5 lb of tobacco, one pint bottle of perfume or eau de cologne.
Health officials require certification of immunization against cholera, and against yellow fever if the traveller has travelled or stayed at affected areas within nine days before the arrival date. Proof of smallpox vaccination is no longer required.
There are several hospitals and clinics in Yangon, some of which are under the Ministry of Health and some are privately owned. The Pun Hlaing International Hospital is the first international hospital in Myanmar. As such, it is only in the developing stage for insurance of travelling and travellers. The InsuranceCoverage amount may not be able to realize the full expense. Tourists are strongly suggested to make insurance policies at one’s country or from international institutions. It is highly recommended to inform the tour operator in Myanmar the contact points regarding insurance matters in case of such urgency occurs; and the indentification of the insurance company.
Myanmar currency is known as “ Kyat “ which comprises 100 pyas. Foreigner are recommended to bring US Dollars into Myanmar because they are easily exchangeable into Foreign Exchange Certificate (FEC) or Myanmar kyat at the Yangon International Airport or money changers. Euros may also be exchanged into FEC or Myanmar kyat at money changers. Please be warned that torn, dirty and stained notes might not be accepted. Visa card is accepted by most hotel’s and a few restaurants and shops, and the service charges may vary from 20 to 40 percent. Only a few restaurants and hotels accept credit cards, and the service charges may vary from 20 to 40 percent. Myanmar currency is known as "Kyat" which comprises 100 pyas.
When you plan to bring some electronic devices, make sure that these work with our Domestic power A.C 220 - 250V 50Hz. The Power Line is 440V.
Please be noted that Mobile Phones from other countries will not work in Myanmar.
Most traveler will need vaccinations for hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and polio, as well as medications for malaria prophylaxis and travelers’ diarrhea. Other immunizations may be necessary depending upon the circumstances of the trip and the medical history of the traveler. Insect repellents are recommended, in conjunction with other measures to prevent mosquito bites. All travelers should visit their personal physician 4-8 weeks before your trip. The sun can be remarkably hot and a hat and high-factor block cream is advisable.
|1 January||Kayin New Year|
|4 January||Independence Day|
|12 February||Union Day|
|2 March||Peasants Day|
|15 March||Full Moon Day of Tabaung|
|27 March||Armed Forces Day|
|12 April - 21 April||New Year Holidays|
|12 April - 16 April||Thingyan Water Festival|
|17 April||Myanmar New Year Day|
|1 May||Workers’ Day|
|13 May||Kason Watering Festival - Full Moon Day of Kason|
|11 July||Dhammasakyar Day - Full Moon Day of Second Waso|
|19 July||Martyr's Day|
|8 October||Abhidhamma Day - Full Moon Day of Thadingyut|
|6 November||Tazaungdine Festival - Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone|
|16 November||National Day|
|21 December||Kayin New Year|
|25 December||Christmas Day|
- Light, casual cotton wear because of hot weather
- A cardigan or light jerkin, when visiting northern Myanmar in the cold season
- An umbrella during the rainy season
- Sandals or slippers
- Quick drying clothes are recommended if you visit during the rainy season or Thingyan
- The dress code for pagodas and monasteries prescribe decent apparel, no footwear is allowed when visiting pagodas and monasteries.
- Insect repellent
- Aun block, sunglasses, hat, umbrella
- Personal medical kit
Most of the necessary goods are available at supermarkets and nearby stores.