Important Travel Information
Terms and Conditions
Important Travel Information
We strongly recommend the travellers to buy the good
travel insurance for Myanmar. In case of flight
cancellation, tour cancellation, serious health
problem, loosing Passport or your personal things
during your travel, the travel insurance will
provide you with financial help.
Currently credit card and visa are not accepted in
Myanmar except some big hotel and souvenir shops.
The charge will be 3% to 10% depends on the places.
Traveller cheques are not accepted in Myanmar too.
We advise you to bring US$ or Euro in cash for your
travel accommodation, shopping and dining expense.
You can also change the Euro into local currency in
the exchange market.
It is called Kyat, 5000 Ks( newly produced), 1000Ks,
500Ks,200Ks,100Ks,50ks, etc…1$ is equal to around
1000Ks. The exchange rate is fluctuated.
There are no ATM machines in Myanmar.
What to wear?
The weather is quite warm all year around and the
humidity level is high in Myanmar. The best is to
wear light cotton clothes. Jeans are not problem to
wear but not very tight one. In some areas like Inle,
you will need the light jacket or pullover and you
will need warm cloths especially in the high
mountain regions if it is on your tour program.
Note: Short, mini skirts and wide-open blouse
are not aloud to wear at the most venerated Pagodas.
The visitors are not expected to wear revealing
shorts. Clothing should cover the shoulders and
Wherever and whenever you visit the Pagodas in
Myanmar, wearing shoes are forbidden. You have to
take off your shoes very often during your travel
and the best is to bring the sandals with you. It is
suitable even for the light trekking in Myanmar.
What to bring?
You should not forget to bring these things;
mosquito spray, torchlight, sandals, light jacket,
pullover, raincoat and electrical multi adaptor in
case of different socket. On the other hand, you can
buy things you need in Myanmar easily and the prices
are much cheaper than your country because of lower
tax in Myanmar.
Taking anti-malaria tablets are not necessary unless
you are travelling to the very remote area. There is
international SOS clinic in Yangon in case of
emergency medical service.
International SOS Clinic
37, Kaba-Aye pagoda Road, Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon
Ph: (+95-1) 667 875,667 877
Diarrhoea and influenza are very common sickness and
bring tablets for those sicknesses.
We advise not to drink tapped water and to drink
only bottled water. When you enter your hotel after
your sightseeing in the hot sunshine, you should
wash your foots or take a shower at least after 10
or 15 minutes.
Many different kinds of drinks (soft drinks,
alcoholic drinks) are available at the restaurants
in Myanmar and can buy freely at the stores, hotels
and restaurants. Don’t worry for that.
Internet is available in the cities in Myanmar
but some public mail doesn’t work in Myanmar because
some websites are banned. You can use Internet at
the cyber café in the major cities or at your hotel.
Lap top, Mobile and Ph Call
You can bring your lap top and mobile with you. You
have no problem at the airport. But Myanmar doesn’t
have international roaming system and your mobile
won’t work in Myanmar.
You can call to your country directly but it is
expensive, 3 to 7$ per minutes. It depends on
Myanmar is very rich with the art and it is a good
shopping place. The prices are very reasonable and
most things are cheaper than the other countries.
The price for the souvenirs in tourism area and the
street vendors are negotiable, not in the local
shopping mall, stores and restaurants.
Tipping is wildly practised in tourism, big
restaurants and hotels.
Airport tax is 10 $ per person.
If you bought anything of value like jewellery or
antique, get an official purchase certificate from
the shop, this will prevent at the airport if you