Myanmar

Entry virtually impossible or very difficult. Test required.
Quarantine required. Find more details on official websites.

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What is the COVID situation in Myanmar?

+402 New COVID cases in Myanmar
+7 New COVID deaths in Myanmar
21.19% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Basic facts about Myanmar

Myanmar is a large country located in South-Eastern Asia. The capital of Myanmar is Naypyidaw and the most spoken language is Burmese. The national currency in Myanmar is Burmese kyat (MMK).

What taxi apps are available in Myanmar?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Myanmar. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Burmese kyat (MMK)Official currency
1 EUR~2019.36 MMK
1 USD~1784.92 MMK

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

Do people speak English in Myanmar?

The official language of Myanmar is Burmese. Traveling across Myanmar if English is your first (and only) language may be difficult due to language barriers. You can go into someone who doesn't comprehend the word that you speak. Learn a few distress phrases, such as aid, emergency, and police, as a precaution, and of course, the most important phrase to know is “Do you speak English?”

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Myanmar was ranked 93rd out of 100 countries in 2020.

What socket types are used in Myanmar?

There are 4 common plug types used in Myanmar:

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type D 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  Type G 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Myanmar?

Currently, citizens of 12 countries can enter Myanmar without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival. Please note that you may be needed to get an electronic visa before arriving.

What are visa requirements to enter Myanmar?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Myanmar.

Data last reviewed on: 13 October 2021

Is it safe in Myanmar?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On June 16, 2021, the risk level for Myanmar was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Myanmar

Police
Ambulance
Fire police

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