Yangon has direct air links with Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Osaka, Chiangmai, Dacca, Calcutta, Karachi, Kunming, and Sabah. The Myanmar Airways International (MAI), Thai Airways International (TG), Silk Air (MI), Biman (BG) and Indian Airlines (IC) all fly to Yangon.
For the convenience of the visitors, Foreign Exchange Certificates (FECs) are issued by the Central Bank of Myanmar to use during their stay.
It is compulsory for Foreign Independent Travelers (FIT) to change on arrival a minimum of USD $300 (or equivalent) with Foreign Exchange Certificate 300 Units. This is the minimum amount to be spent by a tourist during his/her stay in the country.
Payment by FECs is deemed to have been made in Foreign Exchange. These FECs are acceptable by any person in Myanmar.
All foreign currencies (above USD $2000) and valuables (jewelry, cameras, electronic equipment, etc.) should be declared on your customs declaration form upon arrival. Receipt of purchase and an export permit voucher for locally bought goods such as gems and jewelry may be required upon departure.
Entrance fees are collected at the famous Pagodas, Temples, Monasteries, Museums, Old Palaces and Archaeological Zone. Tickets are available at the entrance of the respective places or sites.
USD $10 per person
GMT+6 ½ hours
CLIMATE & WEATHER
Myanmar has three seasons.
- Cool Season – October through February with average temperatures 20-24 C
- Hot Season – March through May with average temperatures 35-40 C
- Wet Season – June through September with average temperatures 25-32 C
The ideal time to visit Myanmar is during the cool season. However, even during the wet season, Yangon normally receives morning and afternoon showers while rainfall in Bagan and Mandalay is very low.
ESSENTIAL THINGS TO BRING
- Mosquito net
- Insect repellent
- Weather-proof clothing (during monsoon seaon)
Only drink purified bottle water. Bottled water is readily available at most places. Carry a bottle with you throughout the day.