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Myanmar Travel Requirements

Visas are required by all. A separate visa is required for each child over the age of 7, even if they travelling on their parents' passport.

A valid passport and a 28-days visa, which is obtainable from a Myanmar embassy or diplomatic mission abroad for a fee, is required by all visitors who goes in and out of this country.
On arrival, all visitors (except those on package tours or with business visas) are required to exchange USD 300 for Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC). These certificates are accepted by hotels, tourist restaurants and as payment for entrance fees at pagodas and museums.

Credit Cards
Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners are accepted at very few places, and they usually demand you additional 3-5% charges.

Opening hours for banks are from 10am to 2pm on Monday to Friday.

The local currency is Kyat (chat), divided into 100 pyas. Kyat notes are issued in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 15, 45, 50, 90, 100, 200 and 500.
Visitors are advised to change their foreign currencies only at authorised money changers in banks, airports and hotels due to strict Foreign Exchange Control Regulations.
USD, CHF, FRF, DEM, GBP and JPY are the only acceptable currencies in Myanmar, at the moment.

Travellers Cheques
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take travellers cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.

The official language spoken in Myanmar is Burmese. There are also over 100 distinct languages and dialects that are openly used. English is widely spoken in business circles and in higher grounds.

Telephone connections (IDD) is available to the major cities in Myanmar. The telephone and country code is 95, while outgoing international code is 0.
Fax and telegrams may be sent from the Central Telegraph Office that is situated on Maha Bandoola Street and there are further facilities at the Post and Telecommunications Corporation in Yangon.
Post services to the Europe or other countries take up to a week but letterforms are quicker than ordinary letters. To ensure dispatch, it is advisable to go to the post office personally to obtain a certificate of posting. For this, a small fee is charged.

By Air
You can reach Myanmar by air with its national airline, also known as Myanmar Airways. Other airlines that serve Myanmar include Aeroflot, Air China, Air France, All Nippon Airways, Thai Airways, Bangladesh Civil Aviation and Administration of China, Druk Air Corp, Eva Airways, Indian Airlines, Lufthansa, Pakistan International Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines and Silk Air. International airport of Myanmar is Yangon (RGN) which is situated 19 km or 12 miles from the Malor City. The airport facility also includes restaurant, bar, snack bar, bank, post office, duty-free shop and a public information booth for the travelers.



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