Passport and Visa

Valid Passport with Visa is required for all visitors. Tourist Visa is to be applied at Myanmar Missions abroad.

With a Border Pass, tourists from Yunnan have been allowed to enter Lwage, Namhkan, Muse, Kyukokand Kun-lone. Organised groups can travel up to Yangon via Lashio and Mandalay. On Myanmar-Thai Border. Tourists can enter Tachilek opposite Mae Sai (Thailand) and travel to Kyaing Tong. From Kyaing Tong, organised groups can go to Sipxhaungbana (Yunnan) via Mai-Lar. Day Return Cross-border traffic is also allowed at Ayeyawaddy, Three-Pagoda Pass and Kawthaung.(No vaccination certificate is required unless coming from an infected area.)


Foreigner and non-resident can bring into Myanmar any foreign currency not in excess of US $ 2,000 , or its equivalent without making a declaration to the Customs on arrival.

All foreign currencies, jewellery, electrical goods and cameras must be declared to the Customs at the airport.

Exports of antique and archaeologically valuable items are prohibited. Only gems, jewellery and silverware purchased at the authorized shops are allowed to be taken out.

Foreign Exchange

It is compulsory, for Foreign Independent Travelers (FITs) to exchange US $ 200. But for their convenience the Central Bank of Myanmar has issued Foreign Exchange Certificates (FECs) in Dollar Units. (for details, see Foreign Exchange Certificates)

Foreign currencies must be change only at authorized Money Changes at the Airport, Hotels, Banks and Myanmar Travels and Tours Offices. American Express, Master and Visa Credit Cards are accepted.


Notes: Kyat 1000, Kyat 500, Kyat 200,
Kyat 100, Kyat 90, Kyat 45, Kyat 20 ,Kyat 15,
Kyat 10, Kyat 5, Kyat 1, Coins: Kyat 1

Visitors are not to bring in or take out Kyats.



Prepared by THAN TUN WIN, Embassy of the Union of Myanmar , Brussels