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Arriving in Myanmar

Arriving in Myanmar

  All international flights arrive at Yangon airport, except a lone Thursday flight from Chiang Mai (Thailand) to Mandalay airport

Arriving in Myanmar

All international flights arrive at Yangon airport, except a lone Thursday flight from Chiang Mai (Thailand) to Mandalay airport. If you intend to take a taxi inside the airport, keep in mind that it has no meter. So do not forget to negotiate and bargain (a lot) and show the exact address of the hotel (or a map of the central city).


Airport tax and Customs Declaration

Airport Embarkation Tax: Airport Tax is levied on all passengers leaving Myanmar on international flights: US$10 & paid at the airport of departure.

Import regulations:

Free import:

- 400 cigarettes;
- 250g tobacco;
- 2 liters of alcoholic liquor;
- 150ml of perfume;

- Electrical and electronic goods not more than UDD 500 - in value;
- Portable video camera, HD camera or DV camera and 1 spare (set) battery.

Additional Information on regulations:
Nationals of Myanmar will be able to bring back into the country any jewelry that was permitted to be exported by the Central Bank of Myanmar. All foreigners must declare any jewelry with Customs upon arrival.

Animal products or animal feed must be submitted for inspection to the Airport Animal Quarantine Counter. Any product found to be not of standard quality or containing harmful pathogens or toxins will be confiscated and/or destroyed.
It is prohibited to import host plants of pests and soil. Any plants or plant products (seeds, bulbs, cut flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables) require a Phytosanitary Certificate must be declared at the Plant Quarantine Counter.

Export regulations:
Gem stones (set or unset), jewelry, silverware or handicraft purchased in Myanmar will only be allowed upon production of a special cash memo or receipt issued by authorized dealers.

You can take your pets on trip along provided they are accompanied by a health certificate and must be declared for inspection at the Airport Animal Quarantine Counter. For cats and dogs the health certificate must confirm the animal has been vaccinated against rabies at least one month prior to arrival date.

Baggage Clearance regulations:
Baggage is cleared at the international airport in Myanmar.

Currency rules
Currency Import regulations:
Local currency (Myanmar Kyat-MMK): prohibited.
Foreign currencies: unlimited. However, citizens of Myanmar must declare all foreign currency upon arrival on a Foreign Exchange Declaration (FED) Form. Foreigners must declare amounts exceeding USD 2,000 - (or equivalent) upon arrival on a FED Form. Additionally, all foreign currency declared must be deposited at an authorized dealer bank within 3 months of arrival.

Currency Export regulations:
Local currency (Myanmar Kyat-MMK): prohibited.
Foreign currencies:

- Citizens of Myanmar: any reasonable amount, with prior approval;
- Foreign citizens: any amount of money being held, provided holding proof of ownership.

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