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Myanmar (Burma) country information

Myanmar map
Union of Myanmar (Burma)
Area: 676,578 sq km
Population: 55,390,000
Population density: 75 per sq km
Capital: Naypyidaw
Passport & Visa
Passport Required?
British Yes
Australian Yes
Canadian Yes
Other EU Yes
Visa Required?
British Yes
Australian Yes
Canadian Yes
Other EU Yes


Passport valid for at least six months beyond date of intended departure required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.


Required by all nationals referred to in the chart above except transit passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft, provided holding valid onward or return documentation and not leaving the airport.

Note: Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy for visa requirements.

Visa Note

A separate visa is required for each child over seven years of age, even if travelling on their parent's passport.

Types of Visa and Cost

Tourist (Foreign Independent Travellers - FIT): 14. Business and Social: 20.


Tourist visas are valid for two months from the date of issue for stays of 28 days in Myanmar. Business visas are valid for three months from date of issue for stays of 10 weeks.

Applications to:

Consulate (or consular section at embassy).

Working Days Required

At least three.
Getting there

Getting There by Air

The national airline is Myanmar Airways International (UB) (website: ).

Main Airports

Yangon (RGN) is 19km (12 miles) from the city. To/from the airport: Buses go to the city (journey time - 30 minutes). Taxis are also available (journey time - 45 minutes). Facilities: Restaurant, bar, snack bar, bank, post office, duty-free shop and tourist information.
Departure Tax
US$10. Passengers in direct transit are exempt.

Getting There by Water

Cruise ships call at Yangon Port.

Getting There by Road

It is recommended to use only air travel as a means of access into Myanmar. Overland entry with a border pass is, in theory, permitted at the following border check points: Kyukoke, Namkhan and Muse on the Myanmar-Yunnan (People's Republic of China) border; and Tachileik, Myawaddy and Kawthaung on the Mynamar-Thailand border. Generally speaking, however, foreigners are only allowed to travel as part of an organised group. Owing to continuing political instability, borders may periodically close. Contact the nearest embassy for up-to-date details.
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