What to bring?
Travelers should remember to pack sunglasses, mosquito repellent, sport or closed-toed shoes, and an umbrella if visiting during the rainy season and also remember to discuss with your doctor any medications you might need for your visit.
Not only is a passport essential, but you also need to make sure that it’s valid at least 6 months beyond the end of your trip immigration will not issue a visa if you have less than 6 months’ validity left on your passport.
It’s also important to make sure that there is plenty of space (at least 1 for visa stamp) left in your passport. Myanmar Visa alone takes up one page.
A tourist visa for Myanmar can be obtained from any Myanmar Embassy or Consulate world- wide. Visas are valid for 28 days can be issued the same day (sometimes within 20 minutes) they are applied for.Two types of visa are available –the “FIT visa” and the “Package Tour Visa”. An “FIT visa” requires the holder to purchase $300 worth of Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC) upon arrival. Within Myanmar, FEC are interchangeable with US Dollars (FEC1=US$1) but they cannot be changed back into US Dollars at the end of your stay. If traveling on a ” Package Tour Visa ” no such FEC purchase is required.
If you have pre-booked your holiday to Myanmar through a tour Operator, a letter can be obtained from a local agent in Myanmar confirming to the relevant Myanmar Embassy that a ” Package Tour Visa” should be issued.
Vaccination is not required for entry into Myanmar, but Eurasie Travel suggests you check with doctor as some countries recommend their citizens be inoculated before embarking on an oversea adventure.
Even if you are fit and healthy, don’t travel without health insurance – accidents do happen. Declare any existing medical conditions you have – the insurance company will check if your problem is pre-existing and will not cover you if it is undeclared. You may require extra cover for adventure activities such as rock climbing. If your health insurance doesn’t cover you for medical expenses abroad, consider getting extra insurance – check lonelyplanet.com for more information.
The only vaccine required by international regulations is yellow fever. Proof of vaccination will only be required if you have visited a country in the yellow-fever zone within the six days prior to entering Southeast Asia. If you are travelling to Southeast Asia from Africa or South America you should check to see if you require proof of vaccination.