Myanmar
Myanmar
Before leaving
21-09-2023 4.805 Views
PASSPORT & VISA
  • In order to enter the Burmese territory, you must be provided with a valid passport and still valid for 6 months from your date of entry into Burma. Your passport must have at least three blank pages.
  • The visa is mandatory to return to Burmese lands for French, Belgian and Swiss nationals (for other nationalities, do not hesitate to contact us for more information).
  • Burma no longer issues a tourist visa upon arrival at the airport, so you will have to apply either to the Burmese Embassy in Paris or on the Internet.
  • The embassy of Burma in Paris can issue you a tourist visa for a period of 28 consecutive days after study of your file (it must be complete if you want to get the visa for Myanmar).
  • Since September 2014, it is now possible to apply online (e-visa) on the website dedicated to the issuance of a Burmese visa. This procedure is valid for tourist visas (tourist visa, validity 28 days) or business (business visa, validity 70 days), and the period of instruction of the application is three days. The visa is then issued at the time of arrival, but entry into the territory must be made by air.
  • Since April 2018, an express procedure has been opened for tourist visas only. The visa has a duration of 28 days and is valid for 90 days. This procedure allows you to get the visa in 24 hours; the price is a little higher (US $ 56).
HEALTH AND VACCINES
  • No vaccination is required for Burma. Note that for travelers from countries where yellow fever is present, the vaccine is mandatory in this case.
  • However, some vaccinations are recommended: make sure you are up to date in your usual vaccinations (including diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis (DTP), rubella, mumps and measles in children).
  • We strongly advise you to make an appointment with your doctor, or with a vaccination center, because in some cases the vaccine against hepatitis A may be recommended for a stay in Burma. Depending on the conditions of your stay, vaccinations against hepatitis B, rabies, Japanese encephalitis and typhoid can be advised by your doctor.
  • It is important to protect yourself from malaria, which is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes. For more information, do not hesitate to ask your doctor for advice. Make sure you do not forget about anti-snake repellents for your comfort.
  • We also advise you to provide a small pharmacy kit with some basic products, this will be very useful in case of first aid.
CLIMATE
  • Myanmar lives to the rhythm of 3 seasons:
  • From June to October, the monsoon season where you will find permanent rains in Rangoon throughout the months of July and August. It is at this time that the Burmese coast can experience cyclones, so we advise you not to travel at this time, despite the fact that the center of the country is drier.
  • The season from November to February is the best time to travel to the heart of Myanmar. Indeed, it is a dry season, always sunny without the temperatures being excessive.
  • The months of March, April and May define the hot season, temperatures can sometimes climb beyond 40 °. In Bagan and Mandalay, it is sometimes very difficult to withstand the heat, which is why there are many fewer tourists and hotels are cheaper at this time compared to the rest of the year.
  • Note however that whatever the time of the year, it can snow above 3 800 m altitude.
INSURANCE
 
All travelers have the obligation to take out an insurance policy for their trip before participating in our tours. In order to cope with hospitalization costs and sometimes very high health expenses abroad, it is highly recommended to have an assistance contract or insurance to cover all medical expenses (surgery, hospitalization ...) and medical repatriation, at the risk of not having access to care, including in the event of a vital emergency. These costs can not be supported by the embassy or consulates general of France on the spot.
 
MONEY 
 
Be sure to ask your bank about the use of your credit card and the fees for using it. Travel options exist, so consider traveling at no extra cost.
 
ELECTRICITY 
 
The voltage is 220 volts, the same as in France, but you can find plugs of different models. Take a universal adapter with you. Also know that in Burma power cuts are quite common, so remember to bring a flashlight.

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