A valid passport with a Myanmar Entry Visa is
required for all visitors. We advise all foreign visitors to have
passports with a validity of at least six months. The entry visa to
Myanmar can be obtained from any Myanmar Embassy and Consulate
General Offices worldwide.
The Government of the Union of Myanmar
has two types of visas for foreign visitors:
EVT VISA (Tourist Visa) - Single-entry visa for
tourist travelers for a maximum of 28 days stay within the
country (non-extendable). The cost of this visa is approximately
US$20 per person.
BUSINESS VISA - Single or multiple-entry visa for
travellers who are currently working under contract in Myanmar
ONLINE VISA - Available for Tourist travellers .
MVOA (Myanmar Visa On Arrival) VISA - Available for Business travellers.
For more information on Myanmar
visas, please contact the nearest
Myanmar Embassy or any of our
personal effects, visitors are allowed 400 cigarettes (100 cigars or
250g of unrolled tobacco), two quarts of liquor and 500ml of cologne
or perfume. Jewelry and electrical goods such as camera, radio,
cassette/CD player, calculators, etc. must be declared at Customs on
arrival and taken out on departure. Additionally, foreign currency
in excess of US$2,000 must also be declared.
Airport tax will be included in the flight fare.
No vaccination is required for traveling to Myanmar.
Taxis from the Yangon International Airport to downtown will cost
between US$6 - US$8 depending on the destination. Taxi travel
within Yangon will cost about Ks 4,000 - 5,000 (Kyats) depending on
distance travelled. Please note some taxis in Myanmar charge
meter, rates thus, one must negotiate before boarding a taxi.
The local currency in Myanmar
is the Kyat (pronounced 'chaat') and is divided into Pyas
100. At present the following Kyat bank notes are in general
use : Ks 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 5,000 and 10,000. The US Dollar is also widely
accepted at prevailing rate. Foreign visitors are strongly advised to bring sufficient funds of
US dollars in cash. Traveler's checks and other foreign currencies
are not advisable as they can be difficult and time-consuming to cash. Credit cards are
generally not accepted. Visitors are advised
to check with their travel agents or with their hotels
directly before arriving in the country.