Useful Information

International Airlines

Yangon has direct air-links with Bangkok, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Dacca, New Delhi, Calcutta and Kumming. The Myanmar Airways International, Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Air Asia, Ana Airline, Silk Air, Vietnam Airlines, Biman, Indian Airline, Druk Air, Malaysian Airlines, Air China, Mandarin Airlines, Qatar Airways and Bangkok Airways operate scheduled flights in and out of Yangon.

Visa Requirements

A visa is required in advance. A tourist visa for Myanmar can be applied and obtained from any Myanmar Diplomatic Mission abroad. Another type of tourist visa is Entry Visa for foreign individual tourist (E.V.T FIT) which does not need agent's confirmation letter when applying for visa. Visas are good for 3 months from the date of issue and are valid for 28 days. Visas for more than 28 days need to be arranged in advance. After arrival in Myanmar, visa extensions for another 14 day can be arranged in Yangon.

Insurance

We recommend all clients to obtain the necessary personal baggage, medical and accident insurance before arrival to Myanmar.

Language

The official language is Myanmar. English is widely spoken and understood.

Airport Tax

Any passengers departing Myanmar on international flights will need to pay a departure tax. The fee is US$ 10 per person + security tax US$ 2 per person.

Duty Free Allowance

Two bottle of liquor, two cartoons of cigarette and half litre 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.) must be declared on your customs declaration form upon arrival. Receipt of purchase and an export permit voucher for locally bought goods such as gems and jewelry may be required upon departure.

Currency

Myanmar currency is called Kyat. Currency notes denominations: K10000,K 5000, K 1000, K500, K 200,K 100, K 50, K 20, K10, K 5, K 1. Visitors are not allowed to bring in or take out Kyats. *

Domestic Airlines & Flights

Air Mandalay, Yangon Airways , Air Bagan, Asian Wings ,Air Kanbawza and Myanmar Airways are operating and flying throughout Myanmar. There is a 20-Kilo limit for baggage per person and excess baggage fees may be charged. We suggest you to leave items not needed in Yangon and collect them upon your return.

Please visit following websites for details.

www.airmandalay.com 
www.yangonair.com
www.airbagan.com
www.asianwings.com
www.airkanbawza.com 
www.apexairline.com
www.gmairlines.com

Local Time in Myanmar

GMT + 6 .5

Climate & Weather

Myanmar has three general seasons.Cool Season- October through February with average temperatures 20-24 CHot Season- March through May with average temperatures 30-35 C

Rainy Season- June through September with average temperatures 25-30 CThe ideal time to visit Myanmar is during the cool season. However, even during the rainy season, Yangon normallyreceives morning and afternoon showers while rainfall in Bagan and Mandalay is very low.

Voltage

The voltage in Myanmar is 220-230 Volts AC.

Health

No inoculation or vaccination required unless coming from or passing through an infected area.

Drinking Water

Only drink purified drinking water. Bottled water is readily available and some hotels provide complimentary.

What to Bring

Sun hat, sunglasses, sun protection for your face and body, prescription medicines, insect repellent and an umbrella (rain or sun shine). An antibiotic cream for minor cuts and scratches, extra pair of prescription glasses, a small flashlight, extra passport photos and other required materials for your trip to Myanmar.

What to Wear

Shorts, short skirts or revealing clothing are 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 convenient footwear.