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Last verified: Sunday, 26. January 2020 at 07:22 AM

Myanmar Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Myanmar is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 2.4 / 5

Travelling Myanmar is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.3 / 5

Myanmar shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Myanmar), the Advisory Index is 2.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Bangladesh (2.7), India (2.6), China (2.2), Thailand with 2.1 and Laos with 1.5 (of 5).

Advice scoring history for Myanmar

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Myanmar.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Myanmar from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.4 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/myanmar

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Do not travel to the northern Rakhine State areas of Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung and Paletwa township in southern Chin State due to ethnic tensions and the potential for armed conflict and violent civil unrest.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/myanmar

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Chin: Undvik resor som inte är nödvändiga till södra Paletwa på grund av risken för väpnade sammandrabbningar. Kachin: Undvik resor som inte är nödvändiga, med undantag för städerna Myitkyina, Bhamo och Putao. Rakhine: Undvik resor som inte är nödvändiga med undantag för kommunerna Kyaukpyu, Ramree, Munaung, Toungup, ...

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/MM

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Myanmar.

Issued by: Finnish government

Coverage: Kachin

Info: Undvik icke nödvändiga resor

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Cyprus

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Avoid non-essential travel to certain areas

Source: http://www.mfa.gov.cy/mfa/mfa2016.nsf/travel_en.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Når du rejser til Myanmar, bør du altid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under besøg i landet. Vi fraråder alle rejser til den centrale og nordlige del af delstaten Rakhine pga. væbnede sammenstød mellem militæret og lokale væbnede grupper. Sammenstød kan også ske i tempelområderne i Mrauk-U. Der ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/myanmar/

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Myanmar.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Delstaten Kachin, den nordlige del af delstaten Shan og den del af delstaten Rakhine, der ikke er nævnt i den røde bjælke nedenfor - undtagen turistområdet Ngapali, der er i gul kategori. Paletwa Township i den sydlige del af delstaten Chin.

Info: Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Danger level: 5 - Do not travel.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Myanmar.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Den centrale og nordlige del af delstaten Rakhine.

Info: Meget høj sikkerhedsrisiko. Hvis du vælger at rejse, bør du søge professionel rådgivning.

Individual rating changes for Myanmar

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Myanmar. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Myanmar changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Myanmar with a rating of 2.0.

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Myanmar with a rating of 2.0.

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The New Zealand government issued a new warning for Myanmar with a rating of 2.0.

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The Cypriot government issued a new warning for Myanmar with a rating of 3.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Myanmar with a rating of 3.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Myanmar with a rating of 2.0.

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Myanmar with a rating of 3.0.

About Myanmar

Myanmar with its capital Nay Pyi Taw is a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia), slightly smaller than Texas (678,500 km²). The country is located Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Bangladesh and Thailand. The climate can be described as tropical monsoon; cloudy, rainy, hot, humid summers (southwest monsoon, June to September); less cloudy, scant rainfall, mild temperatures, lower humidity during winter (northeast monsoon, December to April). The landscape is central lowlands ringed by steep, rugged highlands. With a population of about 47.76 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Nay Pyi Taw
Population about 47.76 million
Size 678.500 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Texas
Common languages Burmese
Currency Kyat (short: MMK)
International phone prefix +95
Internet Top Level Domain .mm
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 MM
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 MMR
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 104

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Myanmar is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • and water
  • deforestation
  • inadequate sanitation and water treatment contribute to disease
  • industrial pollution of air
  • soil

Natural hazzards

  • destructive earthquakes and cyclones
  • flooding and landslides common during rainy season (June to September)
  • periodic droughts

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Myanmar. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. agricultural processing
  2. cement
  3. construction materials
  4. copper
  5. fertilizer
  6. garments
  7. gems
  8. iron
  9. jade
  10. natural gas

Agriculture products

  1. beans
  2. fish
  3. fish products
  4. groundnuts
  5. hardwood
  6. pulses
  7. rice
  8. sesame
  9. sugarcane

Burmese Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Myanmar.

Export products

  1. beans
  2. clothing
  3. fish
  4. gems
  5. jade
  6. minerals
  7. natural gas
  8. pulses
  9. rice
  10. wood products

Import products

  1. cement
  2. construction materials
  3. fabric
  4. fertilizer
  5. food products� edible oil
  6. machinery
  7. petroleum products
  8. plastics
  9. transport equipment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Myanmar?

Myanmar is currently rated at 2,4 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. Travelling Myanmar is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Myanmar in 2020?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Myanmar.

How many travel advisories do you know for Myanmar?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Myanmar.

What is the size of Myanmar?

Myanmar has a size of 678,500 km² or 261,970 mi² which is slightly smaller than Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.