Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Myanmar?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Myanmar are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Myanmar?

For up to date information around safety and security in Myanmar read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Myanmar.

Best time to visit Myanmar?

The best time to visit most of Myanmar is from November to February as it is neither too hot to walk around due to the cool breeze that blows in. March to May, on the other hand, are boiling hot, especially in the plains near Bagan and Mandalay.

Do I need a visa to enter Myanmar?

The government of Myanmar requires British passport holders to have a visa for entry into the country. You can get a visa from the Myanmar Embassy in London or online.

What currency do i need in Myanmar?

The official currency of Myanmar is the Burmese kyat.

While visiting Myanmar

What wild animals live in Myanmar?

The country's highlands are home to elephants, rhinoceros, wild buffalo, wild boars as well as various deer species. Myanmar also houses varying monkey species including gibbons. Reptiles that are found in Myanmar include crocodiles, pythons, cobras and geckos.

What is the traditional food in Myanmar?

Tea leaf salad is the most popular Myanmar food. To make the dish, the sour, slightly bitter leaves are mixed by hand with shredded cabbage, sliced tomatoes, nuts and peas. The dish can be a snack, an appetizer or, coupled with a plate of rice.

What Languages are spoken in Myanmar?

The Burmese language is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Myanmar where it is an official language and the language of the Bamar people, the country's principal ethnic group.

How much do you tip in Myanmar?

The currency in Myanmar is the Burmese kyat. Tips are very common in Asia, but not generally in Myanmar. For waiters, luggage porters, maids, bus drivers, taxi drivers and tour guide gratuities are a nice addition to their meager wages.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Myanmar?

Local Myanmar travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Myanmar Numbers?

  • Police: 999
  • Ambulance: 999
  • Fire: 999
  • Embassy: +95 1 380 322

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Myanmar?

    The time difference is 6.5 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Myanmar?

    Myanmar Guidebook

    Best Myanmar guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Myanmar with this Myanmar Guidebook .