No problem, do not be worried !
Your arrival at Yangon or Mandalay is like
- Checkin your passport and visa.
- You get your luggage.
- The custom chek your luggage.
- You leave the airport.
Now you can make your change officially at Money Changers or bank in Myanmar.
The rate is usually very good, especially at the airport.
So, contrary to before, we strongly recommend that you make some changes at the aiport (for people travelling with us, we can, after your request, prepare some change for you and you will get it at your hotel).
What do you declare at the arrival ?
Nothing, you declare nothing as you do not bring nothing you need to declare (do not be worried about the jewellery).
- If you have really expensive jewellery (in Burma ?), mention it,
- If you have more than 2000 USD with you, you are supposed to declare it, but practically it concerns only Myanmar people who wants to take out of the country the amount they had when they arrived.
Your mobile phone will not work in Myanmar (except if you have a Singaporian phone company).
There is no roaming in Myanmar.
Nevertheless, you can use your phone to connect to wifi in hotels or restaurants (more and more common).
IF your telephone is unlocked, you may try to buy a GMS card but it is sure that it will work.
In case of emergency, you can rent a phone + a SIM Card at the airport of Yangon (and only here).
More information on our web page :
Visa on Arrival
For business people :
Yes it is possible
You need to have all the correct documents with you (invitation letters etc...)
Check our webpage :
It is possible for tourist to get a
visa on arrival
You must have applied before arriving in Myanmar and some restrictions applies.
If you do not applied for a visa on arrival procedure BEFORE
your arrival in Myanmar, you can not get it at the airport.
The procedure is quite straightforward (if you have prepare everything)
Vvisa on arrival procedure : Here
Leaving the aiport : use TAXI !!!
Forget walking (it is very far), bus and other
emergency "cheap" solution. You have been flying
at least 14 hours, it is not the best time to make your life
- You can get a taxi at the airport. No meter, so do not forget
to negotiate (a lot) and bring the exact address of the hotel
(or a map)
- If you do not have book a taxi with us, use the taxis stand
inside the airport after you clear the custom control. Their
prices are reasonnables and you will get a good car without
any trouble (+- 4000 kyats per people).
- You can ask Ananda Travel Yangon to come to pick
up you at the airport. We propose a very relaxing service
for your arrival:
A driver will wait you immediately after the exit of the custom
check point. He will drive you directly in an air-con car
to your hotel.
No need to change 200 USD in 200 FEC
You do not have to change 200 USD in 200 FEC at the border.
This was an old mandatory requirement for the customs.
This was stopped in 2003 (we mention it because some books are still mention it).