Myanmar require a visa for all foreigners in advance, you will also be need a type of visa for visiting the country.
A tourist visa can be applied and obtained from any
Myanmar Embassy Abroad (or) consulate world-wide. Which should be
submitted the valid passports, two photos and tour schedule letter
from your local travel agent when applying. You will then receive a
package visa for entry with 28 days valid. (E.V.T Package)
Another type of tourist visa is foreign independent
traveler (F.I.T) which does not need agent's documentary. However,
it is also valid for 28 days starting from the date into the
country. Visas are good for travel within 3 months from the date of
issue. If more than 28 days in stays that should be arranged after
arrival in Myanmar, visa extensions for additional 14 days only can
be arranged in Yangon.
Another type is pre-approved visa on arrival (V.O.A)
which can be obtained and needed on prior arrangement with your
local travel agent and for approval to be present at the Ministry of
Hotel & Tourism at least 14 days before the date of arrival.
Eastward Travel will assist its clients by issuing
confirmation of travel arrangements and service formalities.
We recommend all clients to obtain the necessary
personal baggage, medical and accident insurance before arrival. All
vehicles used by Eastward Travel are insured in accordance with
local regulations. SOS Worldwide has a local representative office
in Yangon with a 24 hour on call service for emergency evacuation
and medical assistance.
Any passengers departing Myanmar on international
flights will need to pay a departure tax at the prevailing rate. The
fee is US$ 10 per person.
Two bottle of liquor, two cartoons of cigarette and
half liter of perfume are allowed per person. Arrival hall at Yangon
airport has a selection of duty free shops with a full range of
items at a good price.
Immigration & Customs Formalities
Your valuables (jewelry, electronic equipment, etc.)
should be declared on your customs form upon arrival. All foreign
currencies if in excess of US$ 2000 are supposed to declare. Receipt
of purchase and an export permits voucher. For locally bought goods
such as gems and jewelry may be required upon departure.
We recommend visitors to bring US Dollars cash
(small denomination notes). US Dollars are easily exchangeable for
Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC's) and local currency kyat.
Please note, due to US government sanctions and remittance ban on
Myanmar, either business enterprises or individuals are unable to
accept major credit cards and traveler's cheque.
Local Time in Myanmar
Myanmar has three general seasons.
Cool Season-October through February with average temperatures
Hot Season-March through May with average temperatures 30-35 C
Rainy Season-June through September with average temperature 25-30 C
The ideal time to visit Myanmar is during the cool season.
The voltage in Myanmar is 220-230 Volts AC.
Hand phone or Mobile Phones from other countries
currently do not operate in Myanmar. Customs will hold your
telephone upon your arrival and you can collect back on your
No inoculations or vaccinations, clients should
bring sufficient medication with them if required and should check
for updated health recommendations before your departure to Myanmar.
Sun-hat, sunglasses, sun protection for your face
and body, prescription medicines, insect repellent and an umbrella
(rain or sunshine). An antibiotic cream for minor cuts and
scratches, extra pair of prescription glasses, a small flashlight,
extra passport and camera film.
Shorts short skirts or revealing clothing is not
appropriate especially when visiting temples or any religious site.
Myanmar is a conservative Buddhist culture and improper dress can be
offensive. Please dress with respect for the local culture.
Lightweight, easy to care clothes of cotton and cool fabrics are
ideal all year round. A winter sweater or jacket and socks may be
needed in the cool season when visiting up country especially around
Inle Lake and Kalaw when the weather can be quite cold during the
night. Wear sensible walking shoes which can be easily removed when
required. Sandals, thongs or flip-flops (available locally) are very
Accommodation and Meals
Eastward Travel offers travelers some helpful ideas
and suggestions when planning your trip to Myanmar. If there is
specific information you require please contact our office and we
will make every effort to assist you.
Presently credit cards are not generally accepted in
Myanmar so you should carry sufficient cash to cover your in country
expenses. Please check with our office if you need updated
information before you arrival. Banks are closed on Saturdays,
Sundays and all public holidays.
Traveler’s Chequeis not accepted at present.
Gratuities & Tipping
Myanmar people are genuinely happy to help foreign
visitors and don't expect anything in return. But if your guide or
any other person during your trip was especially kind or helpful a
gratuity would be a generous gesture and greatly appreciated.
The majority of the people speak Myanmar (Burmese)
and English is widely used.