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Visa and Customs Regulations

All visitors, including children over 7 years need an entry visa. It should be issued at the Embassy of Myanmar issue in your home country. Currently takes the procedure about 1-2 weeks and costs € 25.00 per person for EU citizens and $ 25 for non-EU citizens. A tourist visa allows a stay of 28 days, extendable for another 14 days. It is valid for 3 months from date of issue. Please note that tourists are only allowed to stay in hotels or guesthouses.

Overland entry from Thailand is permitted to Thai tourists with border pass and tourists from third countries with valid visas in Tachileik, Three Pagoda Pass, Myawaddy, Kawthaung and allows checkpoints along Myanmar-Thai border.

Do you intend to enter overland from China to Myanmar, you will also need a already issued visa. You can enter via Lweje, Nam Kham, Muse, Kyukoke, Kwanlong and Mong Lar.

Where do I apply for my visa?

Citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany and Austria apply for a visa at the Embassy of Myanmar in Berlin.

The address of the Embassy in Berlin is:

Embassy of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Thielallee 19
14195 Berlin
Phone: +49 (30) 2061 570
Fax: +49 (30) 2061 5720

Citizens of Switzerland to get the tourist visa required for entry to Myanmar, a Consulate General in Geneva. The validity of the visa is 28 days and costs 30 CHF.

The address of the General Consulate in Geneva is:

Consulate General of the Union of Myanmar
No 47, Avenue Blanc
1202 Genf
Tel: +41 (22) 9069 870, +41 (22) 6099 871
Fax: +41 (22) 7327 377

Recently, it is also possible to apply for an electronic visa. However, the visa costs 50 USD. Here is the corresponding link:

Customs Regulations

Antiques and archaeologically valuable items are not allowed to be exported. The export of gems, jewelry and silver is only permitted by presentation of the receipt of a state-approved distributor. Duty-free allowance: Two bottles of alcoholic drinks, Two cartons of cigarettes 100 cigars, 700g of tobacco and 0.5 liters are duty-free perfume.

The import and export of foreign currency is allowed in unlimited amounts. Foreign visitors have to declare amounts exceeding (total) to the equivalent of USD 10,000. The import and export of local currency Kyat is not allowed.

Since June 2007 portable computers like laptops or notebooks can be imported without prior approval. If a Mobile phone will be discovered by the customs, it must be theoretically given to the customs until leaving the country, but in practice, the rules are often not so strictly enforced.

You should expect that your luggage will be screened upon entry and departure and will be searched sporadically.