Passport and Visa
A valid Passport with Entry Visa is required of all visitors. A Tourist Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible for an additional 14 days. A Business Visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendible up to 12 months on a case-by-case basis. Visa on Arrival is granted to both FITs and Package Tourists with the assistance of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
Overland entry is permitted to Thai tourists with border pass and for third country tourists with visa at Tachileik, Three Pagoda Pass, Myawaddy and Kawthaung check points along Myanmar-Thai Border; and Chinese tourists with border pass and third country tourists with visa at Lweje, Nam Kham, Muse, Kyukoke, Kwanlong, Mong Lar Myanmar-China Border along. (visa on arrival)
Jewelleries. electrical goods and cameras must be declared at the airport. Antiques and archaeologically valuable items are not allowed to be taken out.
Duty free allowance: Two bottles of liquor, two cartons of cigarettes, 100 cigars, 1.5lb of tobacco, one pint bottle of perfume or eau de
Myanmar currency is the Kyat, made up of 100 pyas. Currency notes come in the following denominations: K 1000, K500, K200, K 100, K50, K20, K15, K10, K 5, K 1. Visitors are not allowed to bring in or take out Kyats.
No vaccination certificate is required unless coming from an infected area.
Visitors may bring in any amount of foreign currency but it must be declared to the customs if it exceeds US $ 2000.
FECs, (Foreign Exchange Certificates), are issued in $20, $10, $ 5 and $ 1 denominations and FECs can be purchased with US Dollars or Pounds Sterling. FECs are accepted by hotels, airlines, travel agencies, taxis, restaurants, and as payment of admission fees to museums and pagodas.