Here you will find important tips and useful information for Myanmar.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in US Dollar (USD)
Change cash in local currency
Local currency / ISO Code
Currency exchange rate
MMK 1'000 = ~ CHF 0.45 ; CHF 1 = ~ MMK 2'170 (09/2022)
Credit cards are rarely accepted. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
There are very few ATMs in this country
Travelers are advised not to proceed beyond major cities without sufficient cash.
Cashless payments are rarely possible in this country.
Travelers are advised to take cash in US dollar (USD); new banknotes (new banknote series)
When changing money into local currency you will obtain a better exchange rate for large banknotes (USD 100.–)
Exchange US dollars for kyat directly at the Yangon airport where you will generally get the best exchange rate.
In Myanmar, as of 1 November 2015, shops, restaurants, and hotels are no longer allowed to accept US dollars.
Severe penalties for violations of currency laws.
The declaration form must be kept until final departure.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts.
Reconversion limited to 25% of exchanged amounts.
9.30 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.30 - 21.00 h (Mon - Sat)
+ 5 h / + 4 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220/230 volt / adapter required
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.
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
Rental cars available only with driver.
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.
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).
Myanmar is a Buddhist country. Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.
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