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Is-it dangerous to travel (to come ) in Myanmar ?

Security of our customers.

Obviously, we take great care of the security of our tourist. We go ONLY in places approved by the Myanmar Government and any person travelling in Myanmar (and/or with us) must understand that the Myanmar Government can modify at any time the autorisation to travel because of security problem.

Currently the situation is very quiet except in Kachin area.
You have to understand that the government blocks any dangerous area, so you can not "arrived" in a bad place by accident.

Check our webpage about the autorized area : Here

An OBJECTIVE information!

The best solution is to visit your own government advisory information web site (even if they are sometimes overcautious).

France : Conseils aux voyageurs.
UK :
NZ :
Canada :
Australia :

Germany :

All the informations we give in this web site do not dispense you to exerce your commom sense if you may have a problem.

There is a point on which it is necessary to be very careful : political discussions with Burmese.
You can put them and can put you in a very delicate situation.

Don't oblige your guide or a Burmese to go with you in places where you don't have the right to go or to remain after a certain hour.

You don't risk anything, he risks a lot !!!

NO !! Myanmar is not at all a dangerous destination.

The Myanmar by a lot of aspects is a very safe country, in any case safer than a lot of tourist destinations in Asia or Europe.
It doesn't dispense you to be careful, but have no specific fear in Myanmar. It is one of the safest country for the tourist.

Your licensed guide is responsible for your security and he is not going to play with that!

Few points that need a more detailled information :

- Transportation by plane, car, train, buses.

- Food and water.

- Diseases / immunizations

- Bites and animals.

Security at the beaches in Myanmar

The sea seems very quiet and risk free but there is quite prowerful sea current
especially at Ngapali.
Every year, some tourists are swimming too far and accidents happen (very easily avoidable)

Travel Insurance

You must have a good to very good travel insurance if you come to Myanmar.
The quality of the health care system and hospitals is very very low. For any serious problem, you absolutely need to go to Bangkok or Singapore.

Emergency flight service, flight evacuation are very very expensive.
You need to be cover by an insurance company otherwise they even do not come to pick you up in Myanmar....