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Traveller Information

Entry Formalities

Passport And Visa

A valid Passport with Entry Visa is required of all visitors. A Tourist Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible for an additional 14 days. A Business Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible up to 12 months on a casebycase basis. Visa on Arrival is granted on prior arrangement with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

Customs

Jewelleries, electrical goods and cameras must be declared at the airport. Antiques and archaeologically valuable items are not allowed to be taken out. Duty free allowance: Two bottles of liquor; two cartons of cigarettes;100 cigars; 1.5lb of tobacco; one pint bottle of perfume or eau de cologne.

Currency

Myanmar currency is the Kyat, made up of 100 Pyas. Currency notes come in the following denominations: K 1000, K 500, K 200, K 100, K 50, K 20, K 15, K 10, K 5, K 1.Visitors are not allowed to bring in or take out Kyats.

Health

No vaccination certificate is required unless coming from an infected area.

Foreign Exchange

Visitors may bring in any amount of foreign currency but it must be declared to the customs if it exceeds US $ 2000. FECs, equivalent to US Dollars, are issued in $ 20, $ 10, $ 5 and $ 1 denominations. FECs can be purchased with US Dollars or Pounds Sterling. FECs are accepted by hotels, airlines, travel agencies, taxis, restaurants, and as payment of admission fees to museums, and pagodas.

Gazetted Holidays

January 4 Independence Day
February 12 Union Day
March 2 Peasant’s Day
March 27 Armed Forces’ Day
April Thingyan ( Water Festival )
April Myanmar New Year
May 1 Workers' Day
July 19 Martyrs’ Day
July Dhammasetkya Day ( Full Moon Day of Waso )
October Abhidhamma Day
( Full Moon Day of Thadingyut: Thadingyut Festival )
November Tazaungdine Festival
( Full Moon Day of Tazaungmone )
November National Day
December 25 Christmas
( Islamic Religious Holidays and Deepawali are announced later )

Useful Information

Time

6:30 hours ahead of G.M.T ( UTC )
30 minutes behind Thailand
1:30 hours behind Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong

Electricity

230 Volts AC, 50 Hz

Dress

Light casual wear for all year round except when visiting northern parts during the cold season. Visitors should not wear hot pants or shorts when visiting Pagodas, Temples and Monasteries; sandals or slippers are convenient as it is required to remove all footwear at the entrance.

Business Hours

Government Offices

09:30 16:30 hrs ( closed on Saturdays and Sundays )

Banks

09:30 15:00 hrs

Private Companies

09:00 17:00 hrs ( closed on Sundays )

Post offices

09:30 16:30 hrs ( closed on Saturdays and Sundays )

MEDIA

Radio Myanmar

Programmes in English

08:30 hrs 09:15 hrs
13:30 hrs 15:00 hrs
21:00 hrs 22:30 hrs

Myanmar Radio & Television (MRTV)

Programmes in English

08:30 hrs 09:00 hrs
14:30 hrs 15:00 hrs( Saturdays & Sundays )

Myawady TV

07:00 hrs 08:20 hrs
16:00 hrs 22:30 hrs

MRTV3

09:00 hrs 10:00 hrs
15:30 hrs 23:30 hrs
23:30 hrs 07:30 hrs

Satellite TV

CNN, CNBC, STAR,TV5,CCTV,etc.

Newspapers

  • Myanma Alin ( Myanmar )
  • Kyemon ( Myanmar )
  • The New Light of Myanmar ( English )

Foreign Newspapers/Journals (available at Inwa Publishing House)

  • International Herald Tribune
  • The Straits Times
  • The Business Times
  • Time
  • News week

Magazines/Journals in English

  • The Myanmar Times
  • Myanma Perspective
  • Myanmar Today
  • Today
  • Enchanting Myanmar
  • The Business Tank

Mail

  • Yangon Central Post Office
    39, Bo Aung Kyaw St.
  • DHL
    No.220, Insein Road, Hlaing Township 11051, Yangon.
    Phone: +95 1 507471
  • Overseas Courier Service
    58-62 (2nd Floor.) Maha Bandoola Garden Street Kyauktada Tsp Yangon.
    Phone : (01)-245967 282706 243041 723797
  • Express Mail Service International (EMS)361 Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar.
    Phone : (+951) 515151

Telephone

IDD telephones are available at most hotels and offices, post offices and shopping centres. Overseas calls can be made through operators where there are no IDD Phones. Public telephones are installed at the Airports, Railway Stations and street corners. Mobile phones can be enquired for hire at Myanmar Travels and Tours Counter, at Yangon International Airport.

Telex and Facsimile (Fax)

Central Telegraph Office 125, Pansodan Street, Yangon ( Most hotels, shopping centres and offices have telex and fax services, Email, Intranet and internet.)

Entrances Fees & Zone Fees
City Places of interest Entrance Fees Zone Fees
Yangon Botataung Pagoda 3  
Drug Museum 3  
Gems Museum 5  
Hlaw Gar 5  
National Museum 5  
National Races Village 3  
Ngahtatkyi Pagoda 2  
Peoples' Park & Square 3  
Shwedagon Pagoda 8000Kyats  
Sule Pagoda 3  
Tooth Relic 1  
Zoological Garden 10  
Thanlyin (Syriam) Yele Pagoda 2  
Bago Bago Mountain Range 10 10
Shwethalyaung 3
Mandalay     10
Pyin Oo Lwin Kandawgyi National Garden 5  
Sagaing & Mingun Kaung-Hmu-Taw Pagoda 3 3
Shwe Bo Alaungpaya Palace+Camera 50 $ + 200 Kyats  
Srikestra Museum(Srikestra) 5 $ 5 $
Hanlin Museum(Hanlin) 5 $ 5 $
Beikthanoe Museum(Beikthanoe)
5 $ 5 $
Tagaung Museum(tagaung) 5 $  
Monywa Pho Win Taung 5  
Thanbuddae 3  
Bagan Archaeological Museum 5 25000 Kyats
Viewing Tower 5  
Salay Yokesone Kyaung 3  
Wodden Monestery 2  
Thipaw Haw Nan 2  
Nyaung Shwe Shan Chief Museum 2  
Kalaw Rock House 5  
Pindaya Pindaya Cave 3 2
Inle Lake Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda 3 10
 
Sagar 6
Taunggyi Museum 3  
Kakku 3 + 5
 
Lashio Hot Spring(Spa) 2  
Thanbyuzayat Allied Soldiers Museum 5  
Hakha Cultural Museum 2  
Pyay Hmawza Museum & Old Palace 5  
Mt. Kyaikhtiyo Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda 6  
Sittwe Museum 2 2
Mrauk U Museum 3 5
Ava (Inn-wa)     4
Pakkoku Pakhangyi 3 $  
Mawlamyine     2
Myitkyina        2

 

International Post Mail
Rate(US $)
Sr. Country 1 Kilo 2 Kilo 3 Kilo 4 Kilo 5 Kilo 6 Kilo 7 Kilo 8 Kilo 9 Kilo 10 Kilo
1 Australia 18 26 33 40 48 55 63 70 78 85
2 Bangladesh 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
3 China 18 26 33 40 48 55 63 70 78 85
4 France 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 80 89 97
5 Germany 25 22 41 49 58 66 74 82 90 98
6 India 21 30 39 47 56 65 73 82 91 100
7 Hong Kong 16 19 22 25 28 31 34 36 39 52
8 India 16 19 22 25 28 31 34 36 39 42
9 Israel 19 24 30 35 41 46 52 87 63 68
10 Japan 26 37 49 60 72 82 91 101 111 120
11 South Korea 14 18 22 27 31 35 40 44 48 53
12 Macao 18 21 24 27 30 33 36 39 42 46
13 Malaysia 12 14 17 20 22 25 28 38 32 35
14 Pakistan 17 22 26 38 35 40 44 49 53 58
15 Russian Federation 24 32 40 49 57 65 73 82 90 98
16 Singapore 12 14 16 19 21 23 26 28 30 33
17 Sri Lanka 14 17 19 22 25 27 30 33 35 38
18 Switzerland 20 29 37 45 53 61 69 77 85 93
19 Taiwan 16 20 24 27 31 34 38 41 45 49
20 Thailand 11 13 14 16 18 20 22 23 25 27
21 USA 23 36 48 61 74 86 99 118 124 137
22 Bruei 12 15 18 20 23 25 28 30 33 35
23 Cambodia 12 14 16 19 21 23 25 27 29 32
24 Canada 21 31 41 51 61 71 81 92 102 112
25 Denmark 20 27 34 41 48 55 62 69 75 82
26 Indonesia 14 17 21 24 28 31 34 38 41 45
27 Laos 22 25 28 31 34 37 40 43 46 49
28 Neherlands 21 28 36 43 50 58 65 72 80 87
29 New Zealand 22 31 39 48 57 65 74 83 91 100
30 Philippines 15 19 22 26 29 32 36 39 43 46
31 UAE 16 21 26 30 35 40 44 49 54 58
32 Vietnam 14 16 19 21 23 26 28 31 33 35

 

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Contact Address

408A, Yuzana Condo Tower, 69, Shwegondine Rd, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar. 11201

Tel: (+95-1) 549265, 552647
Fax: (+95-1) 552712

Email: khin.kmj@gmail.com, kyawthugar@gmail.com, karaweik@myanmar.com.mm

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