Summary

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Rakhine State except for the tourist resort of Ngapali and travel to/from the resort via Thandwe airport. See Local travel

The FCO advise against all but essential travel to Kachin State (except the towns of Myitkyina, Bhamo and Putao) due to continued risk of armed conflict. See Local travel

There is potential for the national census on 28 March – 10 April to result in an increase in isolated disturbances. See Political situation

There is a high threat from terrorism. There were a number of small bomb explosions in Rangoon, Taungoo and Sagaing between 11 and 15 October. See Terrorism.

Take care in the border areas with Thailand, Laos or China. The situation in ethnic states where armed groups operate is volatile. There is ongoing conflict in the far north of Shan State and recent low level conflict in Mon State. See Local travel

Avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings and don’t take photographs or videos of the military, the police or demonstrations. See Political situation

There are restrictions on freedom of movement and speech. British Embassy officials are not allowed to travel freely outside Rangoon without permission from the Burmese government, except to a limited number of destinations. Consular assistance in an emergency may be restricted or delayed.

Most visits are trouble-free.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.

Credit and Debit cards are not widely accepted. See Money

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