Myanmar has a tropical climate, with the southwest monsoon bringing rain from May to October. Roads can become impassable, particularly from July to September. From October onwards the rains subside, the best time to visit most of Myanmar is from November to February, when temperatures are relatively manageable.
All travelers to Myanmar must possess a visa. For most nationalities, a 28-day single-entry tourist visa is easily available online for $50 from the Ministry of Immigration and Population website at evisa.moip.gov.mm. It is not extendable and entry is only allowed at Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, and Mandalay International Airports.
Health care in Myanmar is very basic. Public hospitals lack many of the basic facilities and equipment. Therefore, we recommend that you prepare full medical supplies or purchase insurance before traveling to Myanmar and visit your health professional at least 4 to 6 weeks before your trip
4 January: Independence Day
12 February: Union Day
2 March: Peasants Day
12 March: Full Moon Day of Tabaung
27 March: Armed Forces Day
17 April - 21 April: Myanmar New Year’s Day
13 April - 16 April: Thingyan Water Festival
10 May: Kason Watering Festival - Full Moon Day of Kasong
Almost traveler arrives in Myanmar at either Yangon or Mandalay airports. There is also an international airport in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, although few airlines use it at present. The international flag carrier, Myanmar Airways International, only serves destinations within Asia.
Personal security. In all the areas that foreigners are allowed to visit, Myanmar is very safe in terms of personal security: incidents of crime against foreigners are extremely low and Yangon is considered to be one of Asia's safest large cities, with no areas that need to be avoided.
While people in Myanmar take great pride in their cuisine, if you ask someone for a restaurant recommendation then there’s a good chance that they will suggest a place serving Chinese food.
Internet services are widely available in Myanmar and are usually quite inexpensive. You may experience intermittent telephone and internet connections, particularly outside major centers. Your cell phone may not operate in Myanmar, even if you have global roaming.
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