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Last update 13 July 2018Diplomatic missions

Risk index

Level 3: Increased level of risk (recommendation not to travel in certain areas of the country unless necessary)

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Myanmar (Burma)

 

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Myanmar. The accredited Embassy for Myanmar is in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Hanoi, Vietnam
Address: 5, Nui Truc St., Van Phuc Hanoi; P.O. Box 10
Tel.: +844 3845 2908
Fax: +844 3846 0856
Working hours of the Consular Department: 09.00 – 12.00 (Mon – Fri)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/vietnam

Embassy of Myanmar in Belgrade (accredited for Bulgaria)
Office address: 72, Кneza Мilosa St., 11000 Belgrade
Tel.: +38 11 3617 165, +38 11 3619 114
Fax: +38 11 3614 968
Working hours: 09.00 – 16.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.myanmar.com; www.myanmars.net

General information

general information

Security

On the whole, the political scene remains unstable and insecure. You are advised to stay away from regions bordering China, Laos and Thailand, as they are notorious for armed struggles between government forces and guerrilla factions. There are regions containing unmarked landmines.

The southwest territories near the Bangladeshi border are to be avoided as there is currently an armed struggle between the local Muslim and Buddhist population.

Bulgarian tourists are advised to keep away from any demonstrations and large gatherings.

Myanmaris on high alert for terrorist attacks. Major tourist attractions are often their prime targets, especially near Yangon and Naypyidaw.

Currency

Burmese Kyat (MMK)

Legislation specifics

Taking photographs of military and police personnel and property is strictly forbidden. Taking photographs of demonstrations is taken as a provocation against the authorities.

Homosexuality is forbidden. Paedophilia is dealt with severely by the law. Prostitution and the distribution of pornographic materials are also punishable.

Healthcare

The level of health care in Myanmar is not up to EU standards. Healthcare insurance is strongly recommended. Malaria is common. AIDS is a problem in big cities and border regions. Gastrointestinal diseases are widespread.

Customs requirements

The import of local currency is forbidden. There are no restrictions on the amounts of foreign currency imported but anything over 2,000 USD is to be declared. USD and EUR are widely accepted in exchange bureaus. Travellers’ cheques and credit cards are not accepted.

Duty free import limits include up to 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 230 grams of tobacco and 1.1 litres of spirits. All valuables must be declared, including any electronic devices and video cameras. The import of arms, pornographic material and Buddhist-related items are forbidden.

The export of local currency is forbidden and foreign currency is allowed to be exported up to the declared sum upon entering Myanmar. Export of antiques is forbidden.

When exporting precious stones, and gold and silver jewellery, a receipt from a government-approved shop is required.

Road traffic

Myanmardoes not legally recognise Bulgarian and International Driving Licences.

Travel papers and visas

A valid Passport is required for entering the country. The expiry date should be not less than six months after the date of entry into the country. Bulgarian citizens travelling to Myanmar can obtain a visa from the Embassy of Myanmar in Belgrade.

No vaccines are required for entering the country.

Practical advice

Tourists in Myanmar should be extra careful with the consumption of food and water.

You are strongly advised to drink only bottled water.

Fruit and vegetables should be cooked or otherwise peeled (if consumed raw) before eating.

Washing hands should be done frequently and with soap.

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