All foreigners are required visa for entry into the country. Visa can be obtained from Myanmar embassy or Consulate general office in world-wide. Visa processing time is between 5 and 10 working days at most Myanmar Consulates or Embassies. Tourist visas are valid for 28 days.
Start from 1 September 2014, e-visa can applied by online through the website of the Ministry of Immigration and Population
Myanmar currency is “kyat” (pronounced chat). Notes are issued in denominations of 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000 & 10000. There are licensed money changers can help you exchange US$ to local money in the major cities.
Merchants in Myanmar can now accept Master Card payments through CB bank. ATMs are available 24/7. ATM are relatively new in Myanmar, hence a certain tolerance is needed in case of malfunctioning of the machines. We are advised to bring enough money in US$ cash.
International roaming system is not allow in Myanmar yet but nowadays Myanmar has the two network providers: Ooredoo(link) and Telenor(link). You can purchase a sim card (Cost-1500 kyats) every shops of mobile.
An adequate travel insurance policy to cover medical and accident is highly recommended. It is advisable to purchase travel insurance in your own country.
220-240 V, 50 Hz.
Tipping is quite common in Myanmar today and a small tip is always welcome. The amount of tip should be depending on their good services, size of the tour group and duration of drive or tour for drivers and guides.
Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing, especially when visiting Pagodas. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate.
There are strict dress codes for visiting the Pagodas. Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the Shwedagone Pagoda. Men must wear long pants and shirts with sleeves - no sleeveless tops. Women must be similarly modestly dressed. No see-through clothes, bare shoulders, etc. If you show up at the front gate improperly dressed, there is a booth near the entry that can provide clothes to cover you up properly.
Most airlines now include the international and the domestic airport tax in the ticket.