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Latest information about using credit card in Myanmar (Burma) - May 2011


1st Septembre 2009 - Ananda travel accept credit card in Myanmar !

Great news for our customers, our bank in Singapore, the United Overseas banks allows us again to accept credit card for our customers in Myanmar. Starting 2nd week of September 2009, we are accepting VISA and Master Card Euro card for the paiement of our services in Myanmar (hotels, booking etc...)
We do not accept Master card.

It is a very good news for our customers, they will benefit from all insurances and security you may have with a payment by credit card (and you will save bank transfert cost to our account in Singapore).

In Octobre 2009, Ananda Travel has been certified by Comodo and our internet connection is now encrypted and secured by Comodo (256 bits encryption).The payment is made via our website and a secure link to our bank in Singapore. It is very easy, simple; fast and very secure
We are very happy to offer this convience and very secure way of payment to our customers.

Update 18 April 2010 : more security "3D secure" - choise of currency


Starting 20th of April 2010, our customers will have the choice of their currency for the payment via our secure website.
It is now possible for our customers to choose to pay either in USD (at the change rate proposed on the screen), or in Euro (at the change rate propose on the screen), or even in Singapore or Australian dollars.
This is offering the possibility to our customers to choose the best currency for them.

We have also upgraded the security of our system. We are now 3D secure, which is the highest level of security recommanded by VISA for an internet transaction with a bank over internet (it is far more secure than the normal internet banking procedure).
We are happy to offer this additional service and security to our customers.



Cash withdraw - Visa - Master card ATM


Master Card - Maestro - Cirrus Card - Visa : Starting 15 november 2012, it is now possible to withdraw cash from 36 ATM of the "Co-Operative" Bank in Yangon. More ATM of this bank (CB bank) will be added in Mandalay and Bagan in 2013

Internet connection in Myanmar are not very good and the ATM needs internet to connect to your bank.... So it does not always work as it is suppossed to work.

We strongly suggest that you use the ATM withdrawal possibility for emergency ONLY (keep in mind that it is only possible in Yangon and may be Mandalay).


Travellers cheques

Impossible to use in Myanmar.


Western Union fund transferts.

It is possible to transfert funds in Myanmar using Western Union services.
There is more than 227 Western Union service points in Myanmar, but they open only week days and for office hours (9 to 17h).


It is impossible to transfert USD to a Myanmar and withdraw the cash to a Myanmar Bank. Use only Western Union.


Bank transfert outside Myanmar but for a Myanmar business, friend etc..


- There is no more European embargo against Myanmar (and you never had an embargo on Euro transfert).
- Anyway most European banks refuse to transfert EURO or USD in favour of a Myanmar company, even if the bank account is outside Myanmar. There is no legal reason for that, except the European Banks are afraid of US.

- If you do a bank transfert in EURO (or USD), outside Myanmar, but for a Myanmar company: Never mentioned anything related to Myanmar in your bank transfert detail (do not mention Myanmar, yangon burma etc;;;) otherwise your transfert will be block and / or keep by the US governement and or blocked by your bank (even in Euro).


Payement by Credit card

- It is now possible to withdraw cash with Visa and Master cards in some ATM (cf above).
- The widespread situation (99% of the business) is that YOU CAN NOT pay by credit card in Myanmar.

- BUT things are changing very fast (July 2013), some hotels are now accepting credit card (cf our list below).
The list is valid for July 2013. It is not an exhaustive list, but keep in mind that in most of the case, you can not pay by credit card.

Hotel Name
City
Card
Fees
Comments
Governor's Residence
Yangon
Visa, Master
0%
Amex : 5% charges
Savoy
Yangon
Visa
-
-
Inya Lake Yangon Visa 4%  
Kandawgyi Palace
Yangon
No
-
-
Green Hill Yangon No    
Park Royal Yangon Visa, Master    
Summit Parkview Yangon No - -
Sedona Yangon Visa & Master, Amex    
Chatrium Yangon Visa, Master, JCB    
Traders Yangon Visa, Master    
Strand
Yangon
Visa, Master
   
7 miles Yangon Visa, Master    
Hotel Name
City
Card
Fees
Comments
Emerald Land In Mandalay No    
Mandalay View Inn Mandalay Visa, Master, Amex    
Red canal Mandalay Visa, Master, Amex    
Mandalay Hill Resort
Mandalay
No
   
Rupar Mandalar
Mandalay
Visa, Master
 
Sedona
Mandalay
Visa, Master
4,5%
You must stay 3 nights min to use your Visa (5% fees for Amex)
Swan Mandalay No    
Yadanarbon
Mandalay
Visa, Master
   
Hotel Name
City
Card
Fees
Comments
Amazing Bagan golf Bagan No    
Aureum Bagan No    
Aye Yar River view Bagan Visa, Master    
Bagan hotel Bagan No    
Thiripyitsaya Sakura
Bagan
Visa, Master
 
Tharabar Gate
Bagan
No
-
-
Aureum Hotel
Bagan
No
 
Hotel Name
City
Card
Fees
Comments
Inle Lake View Hotel
Inle
No
   
Inle Princess Resort
Inle
Visa
-
 
Inle Resort Hotel
Inle
No
 
Pristine Lotus Inle No    
Shwe In Tha
Inle
No
 
Hotel Name
City
Card
Fees
Comments
         
Amazing Hotel
Ngapali
No
 
Sandoway Resort Hotel
Ngapali
No
 
Aureum Palace Hotel
Ngapali
No
   
Palm Beach Hotel
Ngwe Saung
No    
Bay of Bengal
Ngwe Saung
No
   
Aureum
Ngwe Saung
No