Special Notice

The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advises against all but essential travel to:

  • Rakhine State, except the southern townships (administrative areas similar to a borough or county) of Munaung, Thandwe (including the tourist resort of Ngapali) and Gwa

  • Paletwa township in southern Chin State

  • Shan State (North)

  • Kachin State (except the towns of Myitkyina, Bhamo and Putao)

  • the remainder of Myanmar based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks.

Introduction

Summary

Independent republic in southeast Asia.

Cities

Capital: Yangon (formerly Rangoon)

Principal Ports

Yangon (Rangoon)

Population

56.6 million

International Country Code

MM

Language(s)

Burmese, English widely understood

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