Getting to Myanmar
Visa & Passport
Duty Free Shopping
Yangon International Airport (Mingalardon Airport) and Mandalay
International Airport are the main International Airports in
By Air - Myanmar is served internationally by:
Austrian Airlines (Lauda)
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
Myanmar Airways International
Thai Airways International
Yangon has direct air-links with:
Myanmar Airways International (MAI), Thai Airways International
(TG), Silk Air, operate regular flights to Yangon. Air Mandalay
operates Yangon - Chiang Mai - Yangon flights.
By Sea - Cruise Ships call at Yangon Port with Visa on
Arrival being granted on prior arrangement.
By Overland - Overland entry with a Border Pass is permitted
at the following Border Check Points: Tachileik, Three Pagoda
Pass, Myawaddy and Kawthaung on the Myanmar-Thai border and
Lweje, Nam Kham, Muse, Kyukoke, Kwanlong, Mong Lar on the
Myanmar-Yunnan (China) border along.
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. You can obtain a
visa from Myanmar Embassies in the various countries. The
international points of entry and exit in Myanmar are Yangon
International Airport and Mandalay International Airport.
A Tourist Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible for an
additional 14 days.
A 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.
Show your passport with valid entry visa, 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.
Foreign currencies in excess of U.S $2,000, jewelry, camera,
video camera and electronic goods should be declared at the
customs' counter at the airport on arrival.
Gems and jewelry purchased from authorized dealers (with
vouchers) are allowed to be taken out. But antiques are not
allowed to be taken out of the country.
The following items are illegal to take out of the country:
Prehistoric implements and artifacts, fossils, old coins,
inscribed stones, historical documents.
Health officials require certification of immunization against
cholera, and against yellow fever if you have arrived within
nine days after leaving or transiting an affected area. Proof of
smallpox vaccination is no longer required.
Myanmar currency is known as " Kyat " which comprises 100 pyas.
Notes : Kyat 1000, Kyat 500, Kyat 200, Kyat 100, Kyat 90, Kyat
50, Kyat 45, Kyat 20, Kyat 15, Kyat 10, Kyat 5, Kyat 1.
Coins : Kyat 100, Kyat 50, Kyat 10, Kyat 5, Kyat 1, Pya 50, Pya
25, Pya 10, Pya 5, Pya 1.
Visitors can change their dollars into FEC (Foreign Exchange
Certificate which is equal to US Dollars), and then can change
their FEC legally into Kyat at the real market rate at licensed
money changer shops.
Travelers checks are NOT normally accepted and are difficult to
transact. Travelers are advised to bring US Dollars in cash
(small denomination notes). British Pounds, French Frances,
German Deutsh Marks and other currencies are difficult to
change. Bring US Dollars cash.
When you plan to bring some electronic devices, make sure that
these work with our dDomestic power A.C 220 - 250V 50Hz.The
Power Line is 440V.
Tourist information is available at the Arrival Hall of Yangon
Head Office in downtown Yangon at 77-91 Sule Pagoda Road (Tel:
Bagan Office (Tel:95062-70217)
Mandalay Office (Tel: 95-2-22540) at Mandalay Swan Hotel
Taunggyi Office (Tel: 95-081-21611, 95-081-21302) at Taunggyi
Most traveler will need vaccinations for hepatitis A, typhoid
fever, and polio, as well as medications for malaria prophylaxis
and travelersí 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.
Make sure that you check your air ticket confirmation with
respective airlines before you leave.
airport tax is US $10 for international passengers, payable in
FEC (Foreign Exchange Certificates). There is no airport tax on
Duty Free shopping facilities are available in both the
Departure and Arrival Halls of Yangon International Airport.