Myanmar travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Myanmar with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Myanmar.

Myanmar travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Myanmar with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Myanmar - quick facts
Time difference UK +6.5 hours
Language(s) Burmese, English
Currency Burmese Kyat
Electricity A + C + D + G + I plug (230V)
Driving side Right
Visa Yes

Why visit Myanmar?

Considering a holiday to the Myanmar? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for beaches or culture to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

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Myanmar weather

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The Myanmar weather guide shows long term monthly averages for Yangon.

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Myanmar travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Myanmar from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Myanmar.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Myanmar travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Myanmar with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Myanmar, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Myanmar covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Myanmar with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Myanmar travel features

Do you want to learn more about Myanmar? Read our latest features covering travel tips and insider destination guides on where to go and what to do in Myanmar.

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Myanmar FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Myanmar including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Are there entry restrictions to Myanmar due to Covid-19?

Myanmar is open for tourism from the UK.

Negative PCR test results or proof of full Covid-19 vaccination required for arrivals from the UK.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Myanmar?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Myanmar. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the time difference between Myanmar and the UK?

The time difference between Myanmar and the UK is UK time+6.5 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Myanmar?

The main languages spoken in Myanmar are Burmese and English.

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What is the currency in Myanmar?

The currency in Myanmar is the Burmese Kyat (MMK).

Which plugs are used in Myanmar?

Myanmar uses electrical plug type A + C + D + G + I (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Myanmar?

They drive on the right side of the road in Myanmar.

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Do you need a visa for Myanmar?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Myanmar.

Check Myanmar visa requirements for all passport holders with VisaHQ* and*.

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