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Burma (Myanmar) Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
July 24, 2018
Burma (Myanmar) - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions
O E N H U T C

Exercise normal precautions in Burma. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. 

Do not travel to:

  • Maungdaw, Rathedaung, Ponnagyun, and Buthidaung townships in Rakhine State due to civil unrest.
  • Paletwa township in Chin State due to civil unrest.
  • Hpakan, Mansi, Momauk, Sumprabum, Tanai, and Waingmaw townships in Kachin State due to civil unrest.
  • Shadaw township in Kayah State due to civil unrest.
  • Hlaingbwe, Hpapun, and Thandaung townships in Kayin State due to civil unrest.
  • Konkyan, Kutkai, Laukkaing, Matman, Mongmao, Muse, Namphan, Pangsang, and Pangwaun townships in Shan State due to civil unrest

Reconsider travel to:

  • Bhamo and Mogaung townships in Kachin State due to civil unrest.
  • Minbya and Mrauk-U townships in Rakhine State due to civil unrest.
  • Hopang, Hsipaw, Kyaukme, Manton, Mongkaung, Namhsan, Namtu, and Nanhkan townships in Shan State due to civil unrest

Exercise increased caution in:

  • Northern Shan State due to land mines and civil unrest.
  • Parts of Kachin, Rakhine, and Chin States due to land mines and civil unrest. 

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page

If you decide to travel to Burma:

Townships in Rakhine, Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, and Shan States 

These townships are subject to fighting between the Burmese military and armed insurgent groups. The level of risk varies significantly between townships and may change at any time. 

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these areas as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these locations. 

Monitor local media for breaking events and be prepared to adjust your plans. Have evacuation plans that do not rely on U.S. government assistance. Review information on Travel to High-Risk Areas.  

Northern Shan State, Parts of Kachin, Rakhine, and Chin States 

Land mines and unexploded bombs have injured foreign tourists in conflict affected areas. 

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these areas as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these locations. 

Travel Advisory Levels

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Rangoon
110 University Ave
Kamayut Township,
Rangoon, Burma
Telephone
(95) 1-536-509
Emergency
(95) 1-536-509
Fax
(951) 511-509
Burma Map