Latest Information on Burma Myanmar

August 2018

Mogyoke, land of the world’s finest Rubies is recently reopened to tourists.

July 2018

The continous rainfall within raining season caused widespread floods in the south of the country such as Hpa An, Moulamyine and Thininlayi.

May 2018

Former Myanmar President “Mr. Htin Kyaw” has resigned and the new President “Mr. Win Myint”, who was president of Parliament, has been elected.

16 March 2016

There was the presidential election in Myanmar in March 15, 2016. Mr. Htin Kyaw, a close friend of “Aung San Su Kyi” was elected by the parliament of both chambers.

August 2015

We can accept both Visa and Mastercard.

05 August 2015

There are floods in several cities in Myanmar. Right now, there has been a lot of rain all over the country and the Ayarwaddy River is overflowing. The regions, the most serious are: north of Sagaing, west part of “Arakan” and the southern regions. Tourists can visit tourist sites without problem. Our on-tour customers are safe. Our team will be leaving for the Bago area tomorrow to distribute food, medicine, lamps and candles to the victims of flood.

24 May 2015

The new Burmese company “Mann Yadanarpon” started operations during last season 2014-2015. Today there are a total of 6 airlines, which make scheduled flights to the country. These companies are:

  1. Air Mandalaly
  2. Yangon Airways
  3. Asian Wings
  4. Air Kanbawza
  5. Mann Yadanarpon
  6. Golden Myanmar

5 Septembre 2014

Starting from 1 September 2014, tourists can get the visa for Burma, directly on the internet on the website of the Ministry of Immigration. The link is:

June 2014

Cash machines are now everywhere on tourist sites, such as Bagan, Yangon, Mandalay and Inle Lake. So you can withdraw local money easily.

December 2013

Access permission is no longer required for the ‘Loikaw, Mindat and Kanpalat’ regions

August 2013

The price of entrance fees has increased since the month of May.

The new rates per person are:

  • $10 for Inle Lake site
  • $15 for Bagan
  • 10,000 ks for Mandalay site (about $11 depending on the current exchange rate)
  • 3,000 Ks to Mingun-Sagaing (about $3.4 U.S. dollars)

July 2013

Today, there is limited use of credit cards in Myanmar, but bank charges are still very high. Therefore, we do not accept credit cards at this time.

April 2013

Our offices will be closed from April 12 to 21 for the Burmese New Year (for the water festival).

February 2013

The South East Asian “SEA Games” Games will take place in Burma in the month of December 2013. Some hotels in Yangon and Mandalay are reserved for this event.

December 2012

At present, you can withdraw money from ATM machines in Myanmar. There are some in Yangon, Mandalay, and a few other big cities. You can withdraw up to 300 Euros in each transaction.

December 2012

Soon, a new airline “Golden Myanmar” will provide domestic flights on Fokker-type airplanes. It will make connections between Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, and Inle.

November 2012

Some regions of Mrauk U and Putao are completely closed today.

October 5, 2012

Mrauk U is open today. To access this area, you will need a guide and permission from the Ministry of tourism.

August 30, 2012

The area of ​Mrauk U was recently banned for tourists, until further notice.

August 8, 2012

Air Asia will establish a new direct connection to Myanmar beginning in October 2012 for the Bangkok-Mandalay route. It will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, directly from Bangkok (Airbus A – 320).

June 2012

Foreign tourists are allowed to bring up to $10,000 U.S. dollars into Burma without declaring it to customs.

June 2012

Only business and transit visas are available at the airport. Tourist visas can be applied for only at embassies.

April 30, 2012

Our new address is: Adorable Myanmar Bd 356 (B), 3rd Floor, Kabar Aye Pagoda Road, Mayangone Township, Yangon, Myanmar. Ph / Fax: (95-1) 657789

April 10, 2012

Airline companies will again apply a fuel surcharge of $11 – $27 U.S. dollars per trip beginning May 1, 2012.

March 15, 2012

There is no longer a need to pay fuel surcharges for domestic flights.

March 3, 2012

Airline companies will apply a fuel surcharge of $10 -$25 U.S. dollars per trip beginning March 8, 2012.

February 22, 2012

You can purchase a SIM card for your mobile phone to enable you to communicate with Europe during your trip (for about 20 minutes). This costs $20, and can be bought on site. (On the black market, it costs about 22 Euros). Do not forget to bring your charger.

November 17, 2011

Official money changers offering an attractive exchange rate (for dollars and euros) have recently opened in Yangon, Mandalay, and Heho. The exchange rate is higher at these official counters than what is available on the black market. Foreigners can easily exchange money at these counters by showing their passports.

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