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Travel Tips

Passport & Visa

Visitors must have a valid passport with an EVT (Entry Visa for Tourist) to enter Myanmar. EVT can be obtained at any Myanmar Embassy or Consulate offices with validity for 28 days and extendable if necessary. Application forms in duplicate with three-passport six photos are to be submitted with a fee of US$ 20 in their respective currency.

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Inclusive Package Visa

Valid three months from the date of Issue and require a tour confirmation letter from an authorized travel agencies in Yangon.

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FIT Visa

Valid one month from the date of Issue but require no tour confirmation letter.

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Visa On Arrival

Can be arranged for those countries where Myanmar Embassy or Consulate office does not exist. Special arrangement also is made upon request for those who have difficult in obtaining Myanmar visa irrespective of the country.

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Currency & Exchange

Myanmar currency is Kyat and the denominations are K : 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000 & 10000.

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Airport Tax

Departure tax for international flights is US$ – 10 per person, payable in US$.

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Inoculation & vaccination

Medical certificates of inoculations are essential especially for visitors coming from an infected area or yellow fever zones. Vaccination certificate is not necessary.

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Shopping

Bargaining is an art long-practiced in Asian countries including Myanmar. Myanmar arts and crafts, mostly pure handmade, are best souvenirs and prices are very reasonable. Lacquer-ware, wood and ivory cravings, tapestries, silverware, brassware, silk and cotton fabric and shoulder bags are some of the favorite items. Finest Myanmar ruby, sapphire, jade and pearl are available at Myanmar gems shops.

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Hospital & Clinic

It is very lucky for the citizens as Yangon has many internationally qualified surgeons and physicians in all branches of medical field. Frequently medical experts from abroad visit Yangon to take care of medical and surgical cases together with Myanmar counterparts. In Yangon, there are several hospitals and clinics. Some of them are under the management of Ministry of Health and the rest are operated by private companies. Private companies running the medical service business are trying their best but still can not provide full facilities as the hospitals managed by Government. In private sector, there is, however, a wide range of variability in quality, expertise, expenses and services offered. Ask friends and colleagues for their recommendations and experiences and judge yourself. More and more private owned polyclinics are opening in Yangon. They are not recognized as hospital by Ministry of Health. Polyclinic which reaches international standard as hospital is rare. After some delays, Pun Hlaing International Hospital opened last year. It was the first international standard private hospital in Yangon. It is operated by FMI Group. The hospital stands on the bank of Pun Hlaing River which flow by the HlaingTharyar satellite town.

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