Myanmar entry requirements

While entering Myanmar, you must comply with the applicable entry regulations. Learn which documents and data you need for your trip and which import regulations apply in Myanmar.

Travel documents for Myanmar entry

When entering Myanmar, you will need the following documents to present at the border counter:

  • Your passport that is valid for at least six more months
  • Your approved and valid eVisa or visa for Myanmar
  • Proof of hotel reservations for your Myanmar stay
  • For business travel: an invitation letter from a registered company
  • For business travel: register entry of the inviting company
  • Your return or onward travel ticket

Entering Myanmar with children

When traveling to Myanmar with minors, each child will need their own eVisa and travel documents. Also, expect increased security checks where you will need to prove your relationship with the child as evidence of the legitimacy of traveling together.

We recommend bringing the following documents with you:

  • Birth certificates
  • Signed consent forms from each of the parents or legal guardians
  • Copies of passports of each parent or guardian
  • Declaration of consent to travel, signed by the child

Requirements for Myanmar entry

In addition to your complete, valid, and properly completed travel documents, you must also undergo a personal interview with border officials upon entering Myanmar.

By asking a few questions, the officials will try to find out if you are fit to enter the country. Customs and Border Protection want to know the following things with the questioning:

  • Are you really traveling to Myanmar for the purpose for which your e-visa or visa was issued?
  • Do you plan to leave Myanmar in time before your stay permit expires?
  • Could you pose a threat to the country or the Myanmar people?
  • Do you intend to work illegally in Myanmar?

If the border officials deem you fit for entry, you will be allowed to cross the border.

Travel security and customs in Myanmar

To protect the security of the country and the Myanmar people, you need to leave some data on the Passengers Declaration Form (Customs Declaration) and Arrival / Departure Card when you enter the country. Both forms will be given to you during your arrival.

Passenger Declaration Form

The Passenger Declaration Form asks for the following information:

  • Name
  • Passport number
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Occupation
  • Flight number
  • Airport of departure
  • Arrival date
  • Do you have any dutiable, prohibited, or restricted goods to declare?
  • Are you carrying valuable items such as gold or jewelry?

If you are unsure whether any items, food, or substances you are bringing are subject to declaration, note them on your customs form anyway. When you enter the country, use the customs route marked in red to discuss bringing the goods in question with customs officials.

Health Declaration Card

Upon arrival in Myanmar, you will be given the Health Declaration Card to fill out. This card will provide the Myanmar government with information about your current health status. The following information will be recorded on the card:

  • Flight number and date
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • Place of residence (country)
  • Departure airport
  • Length of your Myanmar stay in days
  • Date of departure
  • First overnight address in Myanmar
  • Contact telephone number
  • Have you traveled to any other country in the last 14 days?
  • What cities do you plan to visit in Myanmar?
  • Do you have any symptoms of illness (fever, cough, cold, sore throat, etc.)?

Arrival Card / Departure Card

On your Arrival Card, the Myanmar government will ask you to provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Place of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Profession
  • Passport number
  • Place and date of issue of passport
  • evisa or visa number
  • Place and date of issue of evisa or visa
  • The starting point of your trip (city, country)
  • Type of travel (train, car, ship, plane)
  • Flight number (if applicable)
  • Is this your first trip to Myanmar?
  • Are you traveling with a group?
  • Length of stay in Myanmar
  • Reason for your Myanmar trip
  • Home address (city, country)
  • First overnight address in Myanmar

The second part of the form, the Departure Card, will remain attached to your passport for the duration of your trip. You will not need to surrender this card until you leave the country.

Vaccinations for Myanmar travel

Under Myanmar's current health regulations, there are no mandatory vaccinations for entry unless you have previously been in a yellow fever area. In that case, vaccination against yellow fever would be mandatory. Keep yourself updated on a daily basis since spontaneous changes are possible without prior notice.

A general recommendation is made for vaccinations against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, typhoid, and Japanese encephalitis. Immunization against poliomyelitis (polio) and the standard vaccinations for children are also recommended.

Myanmar travel health insurances

No insurance is required for entry into Myanmar. However, we recommend that you take out travel health insurance that will provide you with adequate protection on the ground.

Entry procedure to Myanmar

Upon arrival in Myanmar, present your travel documents to the border officials in charge to informally request permission to enter the country. After you have received an entry stamp in your passport, you may proceed to the baggage claim area and then to customs inspection.

Choose the customs channel that corresponds to the contents of your luggage:

  • Green channel = no goods to declare
  • Red channel = goods to be declared

You may be asked for additional documents both at the border counter and during customs inspection.

Import regulations for Myanmar

The import of certain goods into Myanmar is strictly regulated. When entering the country, be sure to follow the applicable import regulations for means of payment, electronic devices, plants, animals, food, and stimulants.

Duty-free amounts for Myanmar

You are allowed to take the following quantities of goods into Myanmar tax-free:

  • Tobacco: 250 g
  • Alcohol: 2 l
  • Perfume: 150 ml
  • Items for personal use for a maximum of $ 500
  • Medicine for personal use accompanied by a prescription, the original packaging, and a letter from the doctor


You are allowed to take unlimited amounts of foreign currency into Myanmar but must declare it if the equivalent value exceeds $ 10,000.

Electronic devices

You are allowed to bring laptops, notebooks, an amateur camera with a set of batteries, an audio player, and private smartphones to Myanmar. However, if you want to bring a satellite phone or a drone, you need a permit from the Myanmar Post & Telecommunications Department.


If you are traveling to Myanmar with dogs or cats, they will need a rabies vaccination and a medical certificate in English, certifying the animal's health.

Goods to declare when entering Myanmar

If you plan to travel to Myanmar with the following items, you must declare them on your customs declaration:

  • Currency with an equivalent value of $ 10,000 or more
  • Goods with a value of $ 500 or more
  • Jewelry
  • Plants and plant products

All plants or plant products (seeds, bulbs, cut flowers, fresh fruits, and vegetables) require a phytosanitary certificate, which must be declared at the plant quarantine counter.

Prohibited goods in Myanmar

You are not allowed to bring the following goods into Myanmar:

  • Weapons
  • Pornographic material
  • Playing cards
  • Items with images of the Myanmar flag, Buddha, or pagodas (exceptions apply to travel guides)
  • Host plants of pests
  • Soil
  • Counterfeit coins and currency
  • Goods with counterfeit trademarks
  • All kinds of narcotics and psychotropic substances
  • Antiques
  • Animals and animal products
  • Live plants, seeds
  • Satellite phones (only with permission)
  • Drones (only with permission)