The Overseas, Commonwealth and Improvement Workplace (FCDO) advises towards all journey to:
- The states of:
- Sagaing and Magway areas
- Northern Rakhine State
The Overseas, Commonwealth and Improvement Workplace (FCDO) advises towards all however important journey to:
- Shan state
- Mandalay and Tanintharyi areas
- Central Rakhine state
The safety state of affairs in Myanmar is unpredictable and liable to alter with out discover.
Throughout Myanmar there have been important numbers of violent assaults, together with shootings and IEDs since a coup in February 2021. Assaults, together with in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw, primarily proceed to focus on navy or regime-affiliated areas comparable to authorities buildings and checkpoints, and military-owned companies. Nevertheless assaults could affect civilian bystanders, together with in areas recurrently frequented by overseas nationals, comparable to accommodations, eating places, procuring malls and serviced lodging complexes.
Earlier than you journey, examine the ‘Entry necessities’ part for Myanmar’s present entry restrictions and necessities. These could change with little warning. Monitor this recommendation for the newest updates and keep involved together with your journey supplier.
If you happen to plan to move via one other nation to return to the UK, examine the journey recommendation for the nation you’re transiting.
It’s extra vital than ever to get journey insurance coverage and examine it offers enough cowl. See FCDO steering on overseas journey insurance coverage.
A state of emergency stays in place throughout Myanmar.
There may be battle and important violence throughout a lot of Myanmar, involving air strikes, artillery bombardments, landmines and armed clashes. Whereas regular day by day life has resumed in lots of city centres, armed teams are prone to attempt to perform assaults. Shootings and explosions are widespread, notably round occasions of elevated political stress. There have been assaults towards navy personnel, state infrastructure (e.g. police stations, visitors police huts, ward administration centres and electrical energy firm workplaces), and companies perceived as affiliated with the navy. Areas frequented by foreigners (e.g. lodging/accommodations, procuring areas and eating places) is also focused.
If you’re in Yangon, Naypyitaw, Bago, Ayarwaddy or Southern Rakhine, stay vigilant, train warning and search native recommendation. You must guarantee you’re conscious of native guidelines, norms, and restrictions, particularly if travelling to townships below martial legislation. You must search recommendation from native tour operators earlier than travelling.
In Yangon, present townships below martial legislation are Hlaing Thayar, Shwe Pyithar, North Okkalapa, North Dagon, South Dagon and Dagon Seakkan, however these are topic to alter. See the ‘Security and safety’ web page for extra particulars.
There’s a small threat to foreigners of arbitrary arrest and detention, although that is a lot larger for journalists and activists. . The legal justice course of adopted in such circumstances falls beneath worldwide requirements. Minor infractions of the legislation can present grounds for arrest. Myanmar doesn’t recognise twin nationality.
The authorities in Myanmar are notably delicate to all types of unbiased reporting and journalistic exercise.
The legal justice course of adopted in such circumstances falls beneath worldwide requirements. Minor infractions of the legislation can present grounds for arrest. Myanmar doesn’t recognise twin nationality.
Terrorists are prone to attempt to perform assaults in Myanmar. You must stay vigilant and comply with the recommendation of native authorities. See Terrorism
The banking sector has seen widespread disruption with many banks closed and a few ATMs empty. Digital funds proceed to perform throughout the nation however you need to guarantee it is possible for you to to make funds prematurely. See Cash
City areas, notably Yangon and Mandalay, can expertise poor air high quality. See Well being
If you happen to’re overseas and also you want emergency assist from the UK authorities, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or excessive fee. You shouldn’t assume that the FCDO will be capable to present help to go away the nation within the occasion of significant unrest or disaster. If you happen to’re arrested or detained, ask police or jail officers to inform the British Embassy instantly.
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