Passengers arriving without a visa, if required, will be deported.
Children over 7 years mentioned in the passport of a parent must hold a separate visa;
A tourist visa and Business visa are valid only for a maximum period of 28 days. The passenger must hold confirmed return or onward tickets.
A transit visa is valid for a period of 24 hours only.
Travel to certain areas in Myanmar is restricted. Contact to Shan Yoma Travel & Tours Co., Ltd. for
For more informatin click here: www.visa.gov.mm
Besides personal effects visitors are allowed 400 cigarettes (100 cigars or 250 gms of unrolled tobacco), a quart of liquor and 500 ml of cologne or perfume. Camera, radios, cassette players, calculators etc. must be declared at the customs of arrival and taken out on departure. Foreign currency in excess of US$ 2000 must be declared. Retain a copy of the Customs declaration form to be presented when you leave Myanmar.
Airport tax is US$ 10 per head to be paid on departure.
200 FEC is not required to compulsory exchange. US Dollar is the accepted foreign currency in Myanmar. Traveller's cheque and major credit cards are not available around the country. It is recommended to bring US$ cash for shopping and general purposes.
one is required unless travelers come from yellow fever zones.
The currency is kyat pronounced (chat) and is divided into 100 pyas. At present the following kyat bank notes are in use: K1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 45, 50, 90, 100, 200, 500, 1,000.
Government and business 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Monday through Friday.
Shops - 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. Usually Monday through Saturday.
The same precautions as anywhere else. Drink only bottled water. Do not eat raw vegetables' only eat fruits that you can peel or cut yourself. Be
aware of eating food from street stalls. Use insect repellent to keep from malaria, dengue fever and
do also at bay. Use sunscreen literally when exposed to the intense, tropical sun.
Light summer wear is ideal. Rubber slippers or sandals are recommended. Footwear are strictly prohibited at Pagodas, temples and monasteries. A sweater and a raincoat will be useful if tour includes Taunggyi (4,675 feet above sea-level), the Inlay Lake and Kyaikhtiyo (Golden Rock) 3,600 feet above sea level.
Myanmar Standard Time (MST) is six hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
30 min shorter than BKK Time.
There are literally hundreds of colourful festivals and
temple fairs celebrated throughout Myanmar during the whole year. Most of them
are religious or traditional sports.
While department stores, supermarkets and mini-markets in Yangon offer a wide
range of products, both from foreign and local with fixed prices. The real magic of
shopping is to be found mainly in the Bogyoke Aung San Market where shopping is
fun and easy and bargaining is acceptable.
Self-drive and chauffeur-driven cars are not allowed in Myanmar. Car Rental
Companies have desks at Yangon International Airport and also have at many
hotels in Yangon.
Electric current is usually at 220 Volts A/C. Various plug sockets are in use. Better hotels supply adaptors and transformers for 110V equipment.