Burma (Myanmar) Travel Advisory

Travel Advisory
April 18, 2022

Burma (Myanmar) - Level 4: Do Not Travel

O D K E N H U T C

Do not travel to Burma due to areas of civil unrest and armed conflict. Reconsider travel to Burma due to COVID-19-related restrictions

The Burmese military has detained and deposed elected government officials. Protests and demonstrations against military rule have occurred and are expected to continue.

In addition to nation-wide protests and demonstrations, the following areas of Burma are subject to heightened civil unrest or armed conflict:

  • Matupi township in Chin State
  • Bhamo and Mogaung townships in Kachin State  
  • Hopang, Hseni, Hsipaw, Mongkaung, Namhsan, Namtu, and Nanhkan townships in Shan State
  • Shadaw township in Kayah State
  • Paletwa township in Chin State
  • Hpakan, Mansi, Momauk, Sumprabum, Tanai, and Waingmaw townships in Kachin State
  • Hpapun township in Kayin State Konkyan, Kutkai, Kyaukme, Laukkaing, Matman, Mongmao, Muse, Namphan, Pangsang, and Pangwaun townships in Shan State

The following areas of Burma are especially subject to civil unrest and armed violence due to fighting between the Burmese military and various ethnic armed groups and militia forces.

  • Northern Shan State
  • Parts of Kachin, Rakhine, and Chin States
  • The Naga Self-Administered Zone in northern Sagaing Region

Conflict-affected areas, particularly Northern Shan State and parts of Kachin, Rakhine, and Chin States are subject to land mines and unexploded ordinance. Land mines and unexploded ordnance have injured foreign tourists in conflict-affected areas, and their locations are often not marked or otherwise identifiable.

Minor dependents cannot accompany U.S. government employees who work in Burma.

Read the country information page for additional information on travel to Burma.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined Burma has a high level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest Travel Health Information related to your travel. There are restrictions in place affecting U.S. citizen entry into Burma.

If you decide to travel to Burma:

Parts of Rakhine, Chin, Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Sagaing, and Shan States

Some townships in the states listed above are subject to fighting between the Burmese military and armed insurgent groups. The level of risk varies significantly between townships and may change at any time.

The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in these townships as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization to travel to these locations.

Review information on Travel to High-Risk Areas.

Last Update: Reissued with updates to health information.

 

Travel Advisory Levels

Information for Vaccinated Travelers

The CDC's latest guidance on international travel for vaccinated people can be found here.

Assistance for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Rangoon
110 University Ave
Kamayut Township,
Rangoon, Burma
Telephone
(95) 1-753-6-509
Emergency
(95) 1-753-6-509
Fax
(951) 751-2124

Burma Map