International carriers flying in to Yangon, Myanmar are
Air Mandalay (6T)
Air China (CA)
Austrian Airlines (OS)
Bangkok Airways (PG)
Biman Bangladesh (BG)
Druk Airlines (KB)
Indian Airlines (IC)
Malaysian Airlines (MH)
Mandarin Airlines (AE)
Myanmar Airways International (8M)
Qatar Airways (QR)
Silk Air (MI)
Thai Airways International (TG)
Air Asia (FD)
Please note that upon arrival in Myanmar,
reconfirmation of all onward flight reservations is necessary.
Aside from domestic destinations.
** Air Mandalay have been suspended
flights to Chiang Mai in Thailand from Yangon
and from Chiang Mai to Yangon and Mandalay.
Please check our flight schedule for further details.
Myanmar can be reached by road via the Yunan-Myanmar border
check point (i.e. Shwe Li to Muse in Myanmar) and also the
Thai-Myanmar border crossing at Tachileik and Myawaddy,
which is open to foreign visitors.
Air Mandalay flies to all major tourist detinations in Myanmar
- between Yangon and Bagan (Nyaung U), Mandalay, Heho (Inle
Lake), Tachileik, Kyaingtong, Thandwe (Ngapali Beach) and
Sittway (Mrauk U). To get a better idea on our routes, please
see our route map.
Many Myanmar Railway destinations are open to foreign tourists.
The Yangon - Mandalay trip is the most popular. For ticket
information, please consult the tourist counter at the station
or contact one of our local agents.
Buses are operated by the state-owned Road Transport Enterprise.
Airconditioned express buses link Yangon to Mandalay, Taunggyi,
Myitkyina, Pyay, and more. For more information on currently
available bus routes and schedules, please contact one of
our local agents.
The Government of the Union of Myanmar two types of visas
1) EVT-Tourist Visa
2) Business Visa.
Myanmar visas can be obtained at any Myanmar embassy in
your country or nearest you.
EVT VISA (Tourist Visa) Single-entry visa for tourist
travelers for a maximum of 28 days stay within the country
(non-extendable). The cost of this visa is approximately
US$ 30 per person.
BUSINESS VISA Single or multiple-entry visa for travelers
who are currently working under contract in Myanmar (extendable).
This is NOT the type of visa for tourist travelers.
For more information on Myanmar visas, please contact the
nearest Myanmar Embassy or one of our overseas agents.
Besides personal effects, visitors are allowed 400 cigarettes
(100 cigars or 250g of unrolled tobacco), two quarts of
liquor and 500ml of cologne or perfume. Jewelry and electrical
goods such as camera, radio, cassette/CD player, calculators,
etc. must be declared at Customs on arrival and taken out
on departure. Additionally, foreign currency in excess of
US$ 2,000 must also be declared. We advise all visitors
to retain a copy of the Customs declaration form to be presented
when you leave Myanmar.
Airport tax is US$ 10 per person to be paid on departure.
No vaccination is required for traveling to Myanmar.
Taxis from the Yangon International Airport to downtown
will cost about US$ 10 US$ 12 depending on the destination.
Taxi travel within Yangon will cost about Ks 1,000-2,000
(Kyats) depending on distance traveled. Please bare in mind
that taxis in Myanmar do not have charge meters, thus, one
must negotiate before boarding a taxi.
The local currency in Myanmar is the Kyat (pronounced 'chaat')
and is divided into Pyas 100. At present the following Kyat
bank notes are in general use : Ks 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200,
500 and 1,000. Although the local currency is used, the
US Dollar is also widely accepted at the market rate. Foreign
visitors are strongly advised to bring sufficient funds
of US dollars in cash. Travelers checks and other foreign
currencies are not advisable as they can be difficult and
time-consuming to cash. At this stage, there is no easy to use credit cards within the country and fees are expensive, 5 to 8 % accept by some hotel only.
Myanmar has a tropical climate with three distinct seasons:
Cool season from October to February which is dry and
with temperatures ranging from 21 to 28?C.
Hot (dry) season from March to May with average temperatures
of between 30 and 40?C.
Rainy (monsoon) season occurs from June to September with
average temperatures of between 25 and 30?C and frequent
short rainstorms and higher humidity.
Yangon normally receives early morning
and afternoon showers while rainfall in Bagan and Mandalay
is very low. The weather around Inlay Lake and Shan State
is pleasant year round, but cold at night from December
Even though no vaccinations are required for entry to Myanmar,
please consult your family physician about immunization
requirements such as malaria and hepatitis. You should drink
only bottled water and exercise caution when eating from
street vendors and small local restaurants.
Cotton clothing and a light wrap for
the evenings during the cool season are recommended. Do
not wear shorts, tank tops or sleeveless blouses, especially
when visiting temples, pagodas and monasteries. Dress modestly
at all times; revealing clothing is frowned upon in Myanmar.
Footwear must be removed before entering a temple/pagoda.
are some tips on business and social visits that may help
you while in Myanmar:
Appointments should be made in advance and punctuality
Business cards are exchanged after introduction.
For business meetings, men should wear a lightweight suit
and tie, while the women should wear modest clothes.
It is customary to shake hands on meeting and saying goodbye.
When addressing people always use the appropriate prefix
and family name.
Many people in Myanmar do not have a first name and last
name as in western countries, but instead have many names
(three to four words). Generally, every name has a meaning;
therefore, it is advisable to address the complete name
especially if you have not been full acquainted with the
It is useful, but not essential, to have some business
cards in Myanmar script.
Many executives in Myanmar speak English.
Visitors should be receptive to local customs and conventions.
When sitting cross-legged on sofas or cushions, soles of
the feet must not be shown.
Footwear is strictly prohibited in pagodas and monasteries.
Tips in restaurants and hotels are not required but appreciated
(around 5 10 percent of total bill). Tips for taxies are
On social occasions such as an invitation to a restaurant,
be punctual and dress as for business meetings unless otherwise