Passport & Visas
Most nationals require a visa to enter Myanmar for tourist visits. As requirements change depending on the country, please check with your embassy and apply for a visa before your trip to Myanmar. You may be eligible for a tourist e-visa, but we advise checking it well in advance since e-visa regulations may change due to global events.
Travelers to Myanmar must have a passport or travel document valid for at least 6 months from their arrival date in Myanmar. You should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times.
Check with your embassy or your official government website for regulations. Bear in mind that our Myanmar travel advice is for guidance only. You are advised to check the details as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling.
You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA
You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Myanmar travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.
- To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
- Based on your tour, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers.
- Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. You can find useful Myanmar travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
The best time to visit Myanmar is from October to April, when the monsoon rains come to an end, leaving their place for clear skies and plenty of sunshine. The average temperature is 25°C throughout the dry season. Humidity decreases even more towards December, making it a high time for all touristic activities across the Burmese land. January and February host most of the crowds, so you will witness the iconic sights like Bagan bustling with travelers. It is also the harvest season in the central plains and the most festive time of the year for experiencing local life at its liveliest.
If you don’t mind a little rain, the shoulder months of September and April are perfect for trips to Myanmar. Temperatures vary around the high-20s. Around these times, the country is transitioning from and into the monsoon season, which means you will experience spectacular views as you travel from one site to another in the epic Big Four. The best places to visit in Myanmar host visual feasts from dawn till dusk.
In September, central regions begin experiencing monsoon rains, but the weather is still comfortable for sightseeing. April is relatively dry and the best month to visit Myanmar in terms of indulging in the local culture. The country celebrates the New Year in mid-April. Principal locations like Mandalay are adorned with photogenic decorations and traditional colors.