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About Myanmar


Visas and Visa Fees


Visitors to Myanmar can obtain a 28-day tourist visa from a Myanmar Embassy or consulate office abroad upon presentation of a passport valid for at least another 6 months. Two application forms and three passport-sized photos are required. The visa fee is approximately US$20 in local currency. Since late 2003, no visitors to Myanmar need to exchange US$200 for Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC).


The Myanmar currency is the kyat. The official exchange rate is 6 kyat to the US$1. Please note, credits cards are not accepted at any hotels, restaurants or shops (except for 4 / 5 star hotels). Travelers Cheques may not be too convenient either while travelers may need to wait for their payment transaction to be approved. Only the Myanmar Government Bank and certain international hotels accept Travelers Cheques.



Climate and Weather


Myanmar has three distinct seasons:

The Hot Season:
March - May with temperatures around 25°C - 38°C.

Rainy Season:
June - September with temperatures around 23°C - 33°C.

The Cool Season:
October - February and temperatures around 15°C - 24°C.

The best time to visit is the Cool season, but, even in the Rainy Season, it doesn't rain all the time, especially in Bagan and Mandalay, where it rains usually only in the afternoon. Myanmar is good to see all year round.

Airport Tax

There is a departure tax for international flights of US$10, payable in USD, but none on domestic flights.



Getting to Myanmar


You can take direct flights to Yangon from Bangkok, Calcutta, Chiang Mai, Dhaka, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Kunming, Osaka, Singapore or Taipei. Airlines currently operating to

and from Yangon are Air China, Air Mandalay, All Nippon Airways, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, China Airlines, Indian Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Myanmar Airways International,

Silk Air and Thai Airways. PB Airlines operates direct flights from Bangkok to Nyaung U (Bagan) twice weekly.

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You are not permitted to bring ‘unlicensed’ mobile phones (not licensed in Myanmar) such as GSM into the country even if they are not connected to international networks. They will be confiscated upon arrival at Yangon International Airport and released only upon departure. Postal service in the country, to date, is unreliable. Most hotels have IDD lines, but calls are very expensive, so check the price first before placing the

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