VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Myanmar
Since September 1, 2010, Myanmar has suspended the issuance of tourist visas at Yangon and Mandalay airports and at other border crossings. Since the issuance of visas has been suspended indefinitely, the relevant documents should be prepared in advance. Land entry from any neighboring country will also require a tourist visa. The permitted stay in Burma with a tourist visa is a maximum of 28 days.
To obtain a visa at the embassy, you must provide the following documents:
– Passport, valid for at least 6 months from the end of the planned trip;
– 4 completed questionnaires;
– 5 color photographs 3×4 cm.
An individual tourist (not traveling as part of a tourist group) at the entrance to Myanmar is obliged to exchange currency in the amount equivalent to 300 US dollars for checks of the Central Bank of Myanmar. These checks circulate on a par with the national currency.
Import and export of foreign currency is unlimited. Import and export of local currency is prohibited. Duty-free import of 200 pieces is allowed. cigarettes, or 100 pcs. cigars, or 250 g of tobacco; 1 liter of alcoholic beverages; 500 g of cologne (perfume); food, items and household items – within the limits of personal needs. The import of weapons, ammunition, narcotic and psychotropic substances, pornography, satellite television antennas and receivers for them, video cassettes and CDs is prohibited. For the export of precious stones and jewelry, you must provide an international certificate, which is issued in the store where the goods were purchased.
Embassy in Myanmar
Myanmar, embassy in Moscow
Metro station Barrikadnaya, B. Nikitskaya st., 41.
Myanmar, the Russian Embassy in the country:
The Russian Embassy in Myanmar is located in the city of Yangon (Yangon, the capital of Myanmar until 2006) at Sagawa Road 38.
Tel.: (95-01) 24-1956,
Fax: (95-01) 24-1953.
Communication in Myanmar
You can call from Myanmar to another country from telephone booths or from specialized pay phones that stand on the streets or in hotels of major cities in the country. In addition, on the streets of cities you can see ordinary pay phones for negotiations around the city or intercity, they work on coins.
In order to call from Russia to Myanmar, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 95 – area code – subscriber number.
In order to call from Myanmar to Russia, you need to dial 00 – 7 – area code – subscriber number.
Emergency Phones in Myanmar
Police – 199
Fire Department – 191
Ambulance – 192
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 4 – Independence Day
February 12 – Union Day
March 2 – Peasant’s Day (anniversary of the 1962 coup)
March 27 – Armed Forces
Day May 1 – Labor Day
July 19 – Martyrs’ Day
December 25 – Christmas
In addition to official holidays in Myanmar, there are many religious holidays. The majority of the population are adherents of Buddhism, during the year they celebrate: Tinjan (“water festival”, the Burmese New Year), which occurs in April and is accompanied by pouring water on people; Kashoun (Buddha Festival), which is celebrated in May and is dedicated to the birth and enlightenment of the Buddha; a Buddhist fast that usually lasts from June to October and ends with Tadinjuta (Festival of Lights), and Tazaunmoun in November. Independence Day is celebrated on a large scale with a week-long fair. There are also many festivals throughout the year dedicated to the various Pagodas.
The crime rate in Myanmar is low.
An individual tourist (not traveling as part of a tourist group) at the entrance to Myanmar is obliged to exchange currency in the amount equivalent to 300 US dollars for Foreign Exchange Certificate checks. These certificates are circulated on a par with the national currency.
According to medicinelearners, many shops have a 12-hour working day.
Burmese are kind and hospitable.
Before traveling to Myanmar, it is recommended to take out medical insurance because the prices for medical treatment in Myanmar are very high. No special vaccinations are required to enter the country. However, for those who intend to travel to areas below 1000 m above sea level, prophylaxis against malaria is recommended. There is also a risk of infection with hepatitis A, B and E, cholera, tetanus and polio. Drink bottled or boiled water.