Pre-departure Info

Visa Application

All travelers must hold a passport valid for 6 months. A foreign national wishing to enter Myanmar must obtain a visa unless he or she is a citizen of one of the eligible visa exempt countries. Nationals of the following 7 countries and jurisdictions do not require a visa to enter Myanmar for visits up to 14 days.

  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Philippines
  • Thailand (arriving by air only)
  • Vietnam

Visa-free agreement on 30 days was signed with Singapore and will enter into force from 1 December 2016.

eVisa

Myanmar launched an eVisa system on 1 September 2014. Visa issued online are currently available to select nationalities, for tourism and for business. They are issued for a fee within five working days and their validity period is three months from the date of issuance. eVisas allow single entry of up to 28 days and arrival must be via one of the following airports- Yangon, Mandalay or Nay Pyi Taw. For further detailed information, see the government official eVisa website of the following link. http://www.evisa.moip.gov.mm

Visa On Arrival (VOA)

There are two types of visa on arrival. One is applied for online ahead of time. Tourist and Business visas are available. The other type of visa on arrival is applied for right at the airport.
Only the Business visa is available that way and NOT the Tourist visa. Business visa on arrival is available for citizens from 48 countries flying into Yangon or Mandalay airport using the application form and with company registration and invitation documents. For further terms and conditions for VOA, see the Ministry of Immigration and Population website of the following link. http://www.mip.gov.mm/portfolio/the-required- terms-and- conditions-for- visa-on- arrival

Land Route Entry

At present it is only possible to travel freely over land between Myanmar and Thailand. The China crossing (at Ruili, Yunnan Province) and the India crossing (at Moreh, Manipur State) both require a permit. Crossing to Bangladesh is not currently permitted for foreigners and Laos has no official border crossing (although one is expected to open in 2016).

Myanmar and Thai citizens as well as Third country citizens holding valid passport with visa will be permitted to enter and depart from Myanmar through following border gates as agreed on 28th August 2013 between Myanmar and Thailand.

(a) Tachilek – Maisai
(b) Myawaddy – Mesok
(c) Htee Kee – Phunaron
(d) Kawthoung – Ranong

Please find further information about crossing the Thai border gates in following link; http://www.mip.gov.mm/portfolio/permission-of-entry-into-and-departure-from-myanmar-thai-border-gates .

Currency

The Myanmar currency is Kyat (MMK). The United States Dollar (USD) is the most common and widely accepted foreign currency in Myanmar followed by Euro (€) and Singapore Dollar (SGD). There are a lot of authorized money changers throughout the city which are mostly owned by banks and some are private-owned. There are a couple of money changers at the Yangon airport arrival lodge and the exchange rate is about the same with those in the city. Please note that banks-owned money changers are closed on every Saturday and Sunday along with the bank. ATMs are becoming widely used in the country and you can usually find them almost everywhere in big cities such as Yangon and Mandalay. It accepts VISA, MasterCard and so on. You can withdraw up to Kyat 300,000 equivalent to USD 240 (depends on current exchange rate) for each withdrawal and maximum Kyat 1,000,000 equivalent to USD 800 (depends on current exchange rate) per day. Because Myanmar is a developing country and due to technical problems of machines, please expect some ATMs may not working. It is better to bring extra cash of USD notes in small and big denominations in good and crisp condition. 

Custom Formalities

Nowadays, custom procedures became a lot flexible than in the past. You can bring in your personal mobile phone, camera etc. You can buy SIM card at the airport which you can choose local calls, international calls and/or internet packages to use during your stay. Foreign currency exceeding USD 10,000 or equivalent taking in by a foreigner must be declared on Foreign Exchange Declaration Form (F.E.D Form). Any consignment for exportation of gems stones, set or unset jewelry, silverware, handicraft  purchased  in  Myanmar shall  only be allowed against the production of special cash memo or voucher issued by the AUTHORISED DEALERS.

For more information regarding custom restrictions/prohibitions, please check the following link; http://www.myanmarcustoms.gov.mm/passengerrestrictionsprohibitions.aspx .

Climate and Weather

Myanmar has a tropical climate with three seasons;

Dry Season (Summer) - March to May and average temperatures 25-40 C,

Rainy Season (Monsoon) - June to October- average temperatures 15-35 C.

Cool Season (Winter) - November to February - average temperatures 15 to 24 C.

It does rain only a little bit in central part of the country - Bagan and Mandalay.

In raining season at Yangon, may need to break sightseeing for few hours due to heavy rain but not in Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake areas.

Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan – 27 to 40 C in summer and 20 to 35 C at cool season.

Inle Lake area reach 20 – 30 C. Places in mountain areas such as Kalaw, Pindaya and Kanpetlet

 vary between 3 to 10 C at night in cold season and 15 to 20 C in summer time.

What to Wear

Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay is warm weather for all year round that you should bring the light and warm weather clothing and around the Inle Lake area and in mountain in higher elevations, the temperature may down near freezing at night in the ‘winter’ from November to February.

So you need winter clothe for Kanpetlet- Chin visit, Kalaw, Pindaya, Taunggyi, Kyaing tong, Maymyo, Lashio and northern Myanmar trips. However, after a cold night, temperature is up again and quite pleasant by mid day. Buddhist temples in Myanmar, a suggestive or revealing clothing is never a good behaviour. When visiting religious areas, a modest and decent dress is required and easily removable footwear is recommended.

Since Myanmar people believe that the religious grounds are donated to The Buddha and to holy Buddhist monks, want to keep it in clean and purity, therefore, become very strong custom and tradition "not to wear'' shoes, sandal, thong or flip-flop and socks within religious compounds. Hats and sunglasses will be useful for tropical zone in Bagan & Mandalay and an umbrella or raincoat for the rainy season June to September in Yangon and Inle Lake.

Baggage Allowance

Domestic travelers are allowed 20 kilogram baggage per person in all domestic airlines. Excess baggage fee is US$ 2 – 3 per kilogram. Carry-on baggage is allowed 5 kilogram per person for all domestic flights.

Travelers do not need to pay the airport departure tax at the airport anymore. It is already included in the flight ticket fare.

Electricity Power Voltage

The voltage throughout Myanmar is 220 Volts 50 HZ Ac.

Health Precaution

Drinking water from bottle is highly recommended (available in all around the country) and snacks and food from sidewalk vendors are not recommended. Should bring your medicine used for daily and Insect repellent to prevent mosquito and other insect bites. 

Health and trip Insurance

We recommend you to purchase insurances at home because our price is not included for any insurance.

Mobile Phone

In the past, SIM cards were very expensive and difficult to obtain for both locals and foreign travelers. Nowadays, mobile networks can be easily accessed in Myanmar. MPT (Myanmar Post & Telecommunications), Telenor and Ooredoo are the three mobile network providers of the country and a cheap SIM cards can be easily obtained nearly everywhere throughout the country.

You can use top-up cards to recharge your SIM card and top-up cards are available in MMK1000, MMK3000, MMK5000 and MMK10,000. SIM cards also have 3G mobile data enabled although speeds can be slow. Note that mobile network access is sometimes unavailable in outskirts and rural areas but works well in towns and cities.

Emergency medical service

International SOS has had operations in Myanmar since 1987 and opened its first Clinic and Alarm Center in Yangon in August 1995. We provide full out patient and emergency services for members and visitors in Myanmar, backed by a professional team of expatriate and national medical specialists.

Myanmar International SOS Limited      
The New World Inya Lake Hotel  
37 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road  
Yangon, Union of Myanmar  
Clinic Tel (95) (1) 667 879
Clinic Fax (95) (1) 667 866
Alarm Tel (95) (1) 667 877
Alarm Fax (95) (1) 667 866


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http://www.internationalsos.com/countries/Myanmar/

Religious Services (Yangon)

Mediation Centres

Chanmyay Yeiktha Monastery
55/A, Kaba Aye Pagoda Rd., Tel: 661 479

Panditarama Golden Hill Monastery 

80/A, Shwetaunggya Rd., Tel: 531448

The international Meditation Centre
31/A, Inya Myang Rd.,Tel: 531549

The Mahasi Centre
16, SasanaYeiktha Rd.,
Tel: 541971, 552501, Fax: 289960, 289961

Protestant

English Methodist Church 

63, Alanpya Pagoda Rd, Tel: 272808,
Service:9:30 A.M, Sunday

Holy Trinity Cathedral (Anglican)
446, Bogyoke Aung San St, Tel: 272326,
Service Hour : 7:00 A.M, Sunday, 8:30 A.M, Sunday

Immanuel Baptist Church
Maha Bandoola Garden St,
Tel: 275905, Service Hour : 8:30 A.M, Sunday

Judson Church
Yangon University Estate,
Tel: 531509, Service Hours: 4:00 PM, Sunday St.

John the Baptist
Armenian Church, 11 3, Bo Aung Kyaw St,
Service Hours : 8:00 A.M, Sunday

Parish Church of St. John The Evangelist
47, Mim Ye Kyaw Swa Road, Ahlon,
Tel: 225141, Service Hours :9:30 A.M, Sunday

KUO-YU Chinese Methodist Church
(Mandarin Speaking Church)

Catholic

St, Mary's Cathedral 

372, Bo Aun8 Kyaw St.
Tel: 294896, Service:6:00 A.M-8:00 A.M, 5:00 P.M, Sunday St.

Augustine's 64, lnya Road, Tel: 530620,
Service Hours: 7:15 A.M - 9:30 A.M., 5:00 PM, Sunday

Hindu

Sree Sree Siva Krishna 

141 Pansodan Street,
Service Hours: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM daily, 3:00 PM-8:00 PM

Arya Samaj Temple
No.166, Anawrahta Street,
Service Hours:8:00 A.M-10:00 A.M (Every Sunday)

Sree Sree Durgakari
No.307, Bo Aung Kyaw St, Kyaukada T/S,Ygn.

Jewish

There is a synagogue in 26th Street where services are held when Jewish Communities gather.
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Mosques

Surti Sunny Jama Mosque 

Shwe Bontha St.

Narsapuri (Moja) Mosque
227, Shwe Bontha St

Cholia Jama Mosque
Bo Soon Pat St, Service Hours:
Noon Prayer - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Daily
Evening Prayer - 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Daily
Friday Prayer - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Sikh Temple
256, Theinbyu St.

Time in Myanmar

Region South East Asia
Country Myanmar
Location Yangon (Rangoon)
Geographical Location 16° 47' N, 96° 10' E
Current Local Time GMT + 06:30

 

Entrance fee tariff

  Ticket in US$ per person
Yangon  
Shwedagon Pagoda 5
National Museum 5
Nga-htat-kyi Pagoda 2
Bo-ta-taung Pagoda 3
Sule Pagoda 3
Gems Museum 5
National Races villages 3
Zoological Garden 2
Moe-yon-Gyi Lake-birds watching 20
Razarni Gone 3
Bagan  
Bagan Zone fee 15
Bagan Museum 5
Salay Wooden monastery (Yoke son Kyaung) 2
Pa-khan-gyi 3
Inle Area  
Pindaya Cave 5
Inle zone 10
Kakku 3
Htan San Cave 10
Mandalay  
Mandalay zone [Innwa, Pinya, Palate, Amarapura & Mandalay hill] 15
Sagaing [Sagaing hill and Mingun] 3
Bago  
Bago Zone fee [all pagodas and palace site] 10
Bagon Museum 5
Kyaik-hti-yo (Golden Rock) 6
Thayay khit tayar zone 5
Thayay khit tayar Museum 5
Maymyo  
Botanical Garden (Kandawgyi Park) 5
Monywar  
Poe-wun-taung 2
Than-buddae 3
Shwe-tha-lyang 1
Mrauk-U  
Mrauk-U Zone 5
Mrauk-U Museum 5
Sittwe Museum 5
Mergui Archipelago  
Visiting Mergui  islands 80 to 100


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MT & K Tourism Company Limited

Building (15/B), Room (202), Shwe Kabar Housing, MinDhama Road, 3 Quarter, Mayangone Township, Yangon, Myanmar.

Tour Operator
+95 9 795514475 (Ms. Thazin)
Tel-Fax :
+95 1 666220
Tel :
+95 1 656597 , 9669526
Email :
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