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Practical Information about Myanmar

Practical Information

Whether you are a novice or a well-experienced traveler, it’s always better to do your homework prior to every journey, especially if it’s a new place. Please feel free to have a look at our posts about some myths and facts or spend some chatting time with our experts to hear more about their experience with this mystical country.

Myanmar – Money and Local Currency

Kyat and US dollar usage The kyat is the official currency of Myanmar, abbreviated as ‘K‘ or ‘MMK’ and usually placed before the numerical value (i.e. K500). Kyat come in notes (no coins) of value K50, K100, K200, K500, K1000, K5000 and K10,000. The US dollar, however, is used as an alternative currency, particularly for ... Read more
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Passport and Visa Requirements in Myanmar

Most foreign nationals require a visa to enter Myanmar. In addition to getting visas at embassies and consulates, Myanmar has an online e-visa system. It is designed to make the process of application simpler for visitors – particularly those from countries that do not have a Myanmar embassy. For e-visa applications, go to the official ... Read more
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Safety and Security in Myanmar

Personal security In all the areas that foreigners are allowed to visit, Myanmar is very safe in terms of personal security: incidents of crime against foreigners are extremely low and Yangon is considered to be one of Asia’s safest large cities, with no areas that need to be avoided. You may sometimes be approached by ... Read more
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Myanmar – Telephone, Mobile and Internet

Telecommunications in Myanmar have long been behind most developed and other Southeast Asian countries, however things are changing and even though only a small percentage of the population has access to a fixed telephone line, mobile penetration is growing and infrastructure is improving fast. Mobile phones For many years SIM cards in Myanmar were expensive ... Read more
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