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Myanmar Travel Information

According to zipcodesexplorer, Myanmar (Burma) (English: Burma, Burmese: Myanma, မြန်မာ) is a country in Asia bordering Bangladesh, China, India, Laos, and Thailand. Myanmar has been independent from the United Kingdom since 1947 . The capital of Myanmar is Naypyidaw. A number of major cities in Myanmar are: Yangon (Rangoon), Mandalay, Bago and Pathein.

Myanmar is known as a religious and poor country. A large part of the population lives below the poverty line. The main source of income for the population is agriculture (rice, corn and sugar cane). The most followed religion in Myanmar is Buddhism. You will see many Buddhist temples, palaces and statues in the country. The landscape is characterized by rainforests, mountain areas and forests. There are also many animal species in the wild in Myanmar, such as: elephants, leopards, rhinoceroses, tigers and monkeys. Myanmar is also known for its many poisonous snakes and many butterfly species. Myanmar is also known as a country that has long suffered under a strict dictatorship. This has led to many protests and escalations, which also resulted in many casualties. In recent years, Myanmar has become a lot more accessible to tourists and a large part of the population is now dependent on tourism. Myanmar was world news in 2008 when Cyclone Nargis swept across the country, killing at least 77,000 people. See ask4beauty for Burma Myanmar.

Where is Burma located?

Myanmar travel information

Official name: Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Continent: Asia
Area: 676,578 km²
Capital: Naypyidaw (Nay Pyi Taw)
Country code: MM, MMR
Population: 56,590,071 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic (military dictatorship)
Highest point: 5,881 m (Hkakabo Razi)
Distance (Amsterdam – Naypyidaw): 8,173 km
Flight time: approximately 12 hours

Travel advice
Current status: All travel to certain areas in Myanmar is discouraged.
Current color code: Orange and red. Due to this status, a partial negative travel advice
is in effect for Myanmar.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place in Myanmar that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Myanmar, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete tours and holidays to Myanmar. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Myanmar?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Myanmar at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Myanmar has a tropical climate. The climate of Myanmar can best be divided into three categories:
– The rainy season
From July to September the temperatures are around 25 degrees. A little cooler in the mountains. There are heavy rain showers during this period.
– The cool season (best travel season)
From October to February the temperatures are around 25 degrees. A little cooler in the mountains
– The hot season
From March to May the temperatures are around 30 to 45 degrees. A little cooler in the mountains.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Myanmar can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Myanmar can be found hereClimate Info.

Best time
January, February, November and December are the best months to travel to Myanmar. This avoids the long rainy season and the sweltering summer months.

Burmese is the official language in Myanmar. In addition, a lot of English is spoken.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival in Myanmar.
A visa is required. You can apply for this online via the official website (credit card). This visa is valid for 90 days, of which you can stay in Myanmar for 28 days. For longer periods, you must personally apply for a visa at the Myanmar consulate in Belgium.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Myanmar:
Embassy of Myanmar in Belgium (also for the Netherlands):
Myanmar Consulate in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Myanmar it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Malaria Malaria
occurs in Myanmar (with the exception of Mandalay and Yangon (Rangoon)). Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
In Myanmar, payment is made with the Myanmar kyat (MMK).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in Myanmar can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Myanmar are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -25% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (70% cheaper), food (2% more expensive), imported beer in catering (47% cheaper), cigarettes (68% cheaper) and public transport (93% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Myanmar it is customary to give a tip of approximately 5%. Wages in Myanmar are very low.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 4.5 hours later in Myanmar.
During our winter time it is 5.5 hours later in Myanmar.
Myanmar has no difference in winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone for Myanmar can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Myanmar you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Myanmar.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Myanmar.

Electricity In Myanmar you may need a travel plug
in some cases. More information about common plugs and sockets in Myanmar can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 199
– Fire: 199
– Ambulance: 199

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Myanmar can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Myanmar can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Myanmar websites end
Myanmar official website:

The country code (international prefix) to call someone in Myanmar is 0095 or +95.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Myanmar? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Phone numbers can be found in the Myanmar Phone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Myanmar.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos from Myanmar.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Myanmar.

An overview of all public holidays in Myanmar can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations in Myanmar, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Myanmar?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Myanmar. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Myanmar can be found on Protected Planet.
Myanma is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Myanmar? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money, electronics and perfume. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business in or do business with Mynamar, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Mynamar, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, current sanctions, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Myanmar.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.7.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence up to 10 years.

Did you know that…
…Myanmar changed its capital in 2005 (from Rangoon to Naypyidaw)?
…Myanmar regularly has to deal with natural disasters such as cyclones and earthquakes?
…Tea is the most consumed drink in Myanmar?
… Many valuable minerals can be found in Myanmar, such as gold, silver and copper?
…More than 85% of the population has Buddhism as their religion?

Our verdict on Myanmar as a travel destination

Myanmar has been under a military dictatorship for decades with an ongoing civil war, which largely ended in 2011. The country had virtually no tourism. In recent years, the borders have opened up more and tourists are welcomed with open arms. Myanmar is one of the few countries in the world where the clock has literally stood still. The landscape is not yet polluted with modern cities, industry and mass tourism. Instead, one will find untouched nature, historic cities, temples and beautiful beaches. Hundreds of thousands of Burmese are now dependent on tourism and they have a future to live for. The people are friendly and hospitable and look forward to seeing you. Because Myanmar has a lot to offer throughout the country, this country is often visited by means of a (group) tour.

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