Credit Card

Credit card can be used only at few hotels in Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan. We recommend

bringing a sufficient amount of cash for personal expenses. The exchange of traveler cheques as

well is very difficult and time consuming. Banks are closed on Saturdays, Sundays and all public

holidays.

 

ATM

Visa and Marster cardholders (Debits and Credits) can withdraw local currency from ATMs (300,000

Kyats per time and 3 times a day) in Yangon, Mandalay and Bagan. Remark: ATMs are depending on the

Internet connection.

 

Currency

Please be warned that torn,dirty and stained notes might not be accepted.

There may be difficult to change Old , folded or torn USD cash.  All bank, hotels, airline accept

NEW USD notes. Local Currency called KYAT. There are Money changers at the airport  and

Yangon city area, they open from 10am to 2pm.

Now you can withdraw local currency KYATS from your Master card & Visa Card through

ATM machine which you can find at Airports,  Supermarkets, and banks.

Custom regulations

The basic principle of customs policy in Myanmar is that visitors should exit the country with the

same goods and personal possessions that they brought in. Any foreign currency exceeding the

equivalent of USD 2,000, jewelry, cameras, video cameras, and professional recording

equipments should be declared on your customs declaration form upon arrival. Exports of

antique and archaeologically valuable items are prohibited.

Foreigners can bring any foreign currency into Myanmar not in excess of US$ 2000 or its

equivalent without making a declaration to Customs on arrival. Only gems and jewelries

purchased at the licensed dealers, or who can issue an export permit are allowed to be taken out

of Myanmar.

 

Deposits and Payment

Upon confirmation of a reservation, require a deposit to settle to Asia Time Travels & Tours

Co.,Ltd. to secure all travel services. Normally the balance of the tour price should be paid at

least 30 days in advance unless other arrangements are agreed when booking is confirmed. For

special groups or for services during certain peak periods normal deposit fees may be increased

by our Providers. Please inquire upon booking.

 

Driving

An international driving license is accepted. Penalties for motorists that hit a pedestrian are

extremely severe, regardless of who was at fault. We therefore strongly recommend that visitors

to Myanmar do not attempt to drive.

 

Child Policy

Child 12 years old and above will falls into adult air fair.

 

Airport Tax

Any passengers departing Myanmar on international flights will need to pay a departure tax at

the prevailing rate. As of March 2006 the fee is US$ 10.00 per person. Air port passenger service

charges Kyats 1000/Per way Per Pax will be charge upon Air Ticket for all domestic airfare.

 

Time

Local time is GMT + 6.5 hours.

 

Weather

Myanmar has three tropical climates.

Rainy: June to September

Cold: October to February

Summer: March to May

Although the effects of the “rainy” season varies across the country. Yangon is very hot and

humid during the “summer” and “rainy” season (March to September) and although Yangon and

surrounding areas have a lot of rain during summer, end of October to beginning of May is the

best time to visit Myanmar.

 

Food

Myanmar´s cusine was mainly influenced by Chinese and Indian cuisine .There are many good

restaurants in Yangon, which serve quality food at reasonable prices. There are restaurants

offering Thai, Chinese, European, Italian, Indian and Burmese cuisine. Eating at the street

restaurants can be a wonderful Asian experience but is not recommended unless an experienced

guide has recommended the restaurant. Throughout upcountry Myanmar, the choice of food is

limited to Burmese and Chinese.The country has now wines of its own from a vineyard near

Taunggyi at Shan State. Imported wines are also available.

 

Drinking Water

Only drink purified bottle water. Bottled water is readily available and some hotels provide

complimentary. Carry a bottle with you throughout the day.

 

Health

There are no compulsory vaccinations but it is advisable to take precautions against malaria – we

recommend seeking the advice of your doctor. Prescription drugs are not widely available and

visitors should bring any required medication with them. If carrying a lot of medicines, it is

advisable to have a doctor’s letter stating that medicines are required for personal use. It is

advisable to bring plenty of mosquito repellent, particularly for use in the evenings. As Myanmar

enjoys a tropical climate, sun block cream is recommended. A spare pair of glasses, if worn, is

also advisable.

 

Insurance

The extent of insurance coverage in Myanmar varies widely to western norms. It is suggested

that visitors consider short-term health and accident policies from your own insurance company

prior to leaving home. Local hospital care is basic, any seriously injured tourist will require

medical evacuation to either Singapore or Bangkok. As medical evacuations can be extremely

costly, we recommend that you take out a comprehensive insurance policy that will cover the

costs of a medical evacuation and subsequent medical care.

 

Post and Communications

Myanmar Postal Service is running throughout the Myanmar country, and also available Local

Express Myanmar Postal Parcel Service and Foreign Express Myanmar Postal Parcel Service is

also being carried out between Yangon and Singapore, Yangon and Bangkok, Yangon and Korea

vice versa. Myanmar DHL Limited, joint venture of Myanmar Communication Service and DHL

World-wide.

 

Email & Internet

The e-mail services and wifi internet access can be available at airports, major visiting places,

hotels in Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay and Inle Lake.

 

Phone

The country code for international calls is (+95).

Some of Hand Phones or Mobile Telephones and Satellite phones from other countries currently

are roaming in Myanmar.

SIM cards such as Oredoo, Telenor and MPT with the price about 1,500 Kyats (USD 2)  are

available at mobile centers and small phone shop in Yangon and Mandalay. The top up cards,

which cost from Kyats 3,000 to Kyats 10,000.00 are available too.

Myanmar Standard Time

Local time is GMT + 6 1/2 hours

 

Tipping

Tipping in Myanmar is much appreciated and practiced widely in addition to the service charge

shown in the bill of restaurants and hotels and also to the drivers and boat men. There is no exact

limit but depends upon the generosity and the satisfaction of their services.

 

Electricity

Myanmar has 220-230 Volts AC.

Business Hours

Government Offices are open from 09.30 hours to 16.30 hours, banks from 10.00 hours to 14.00

hours from Monday to Friday. Shops are usually open from 10.00 hours to 17.00 hours, Tuesday

to Sunday. Many museums, shops and markets will be closed on Mondays. In addition, most

shops will be closed on public holidays.

 

VISIT PAGODAS & TEMPLES

Ladies should avoid wearing shorts, mini-skirts and other scanty clothes that reveal the legs,

mid-riff or chests when visiting religious places. All of people will take off your shoe or slippers.