Travel advice for Myanmar.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Myanmar.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in US Dollar (USD)

  • Change cash in local currency

Local currency / ISO Code

Kyat MMK

Currency exchange rate

MMK 1'000 = ~ CHF 0.45 ; CHF 1 = ~ MMK 2'170 (09/2022)

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  • Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Opening hours

Banks

9.30 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.30 - 21.00 h (Mon - Sat)

Time difference with Switzerland

+ 5 h / + 4 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Myanmar (Burmese)

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Naypyidaw

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220/230 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 6 months or more after end of stay with visa, return or onward travel ticket and sufficient funds for stays up to 28 days.
Find out in advance about the documents necessary to obtain a visa.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Embassy of Switzerland
No. 11, Kabaung Lane, 5 ½ mile, Pyay Road, Hlaing Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95 1 534754 / +95 1 512873 / +95 1 507089

Driving

Rental cars available only with driver.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of dengue fever.

  • Year-round risk of malaria in areas below 1'000 m, especially in the border areas to Thailand.

  • Local medical care is virtually non-existent.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

Contact local tourist information point to find out if planned destinations are accessible.
Travel to the border areas with Thailand, India, China and Bangladesh is not advised.

Special legal regulations

  • Photographing persons wearing an uniform, military installations and public buildings (airports, bridges etc.) is prohibited.

  • Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).

Cultural characteristics

Myanmar is a Buddhist country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

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Important

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