Foreign travel advice

Myanmar (Burma)

! Warning FCDO advises against all travel to parts of Myanmar (Burma).

Warnings and insurance

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The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) provides advice about risks of travel to help British nationals make informed decisions. Find out more about FCDO travel advice.

Areas where FCDO advises against travel

Your travel insurance could be invalidated if you travel against FCDO advice.

Areas where FCDO advises against all travel

FCDO advises against all travel to:

  • Chin State
  • Kachin State
  • Kayah State
  • Kayin Sate
  • Mon State
  • Rakhine State
  • Sagaing and Magway regions
  • Tanintharyi Region, excluding Myeik township, and the archipelago and townships south of Tanintharyi township
  • Shan State North
  • North Mandalay Region; the townships north of Mandalay City and Pyin Oo Lwin
  • East of the Yangon-Mandalay Expressway in Bago region

Areas where FCDO advises against all but essential travel

FCDO advises against all but essential travel to:

  • Shan State South and East
  • Mandalay Region
  • Tanintharyi Region south of Tanintharyi township
  • the rest of Bago region

The conflict is Myanmar is increasingly volatile. The security situation may deteriorate at short notice. Exercise caution, and consider any travel plans carefully.

Find out more about why FCDO advises against travel.

Before you travel

No travel can be guaranteed safe. Read all the advice in this guide as well as support for British nationals abroad which includes:

  • advice on preparing for travel abroad and reducing risks
  • information for women, LGBT+ and disabled travellers

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Travel insurance

If you choose to travel, research your destinations and get appropriate travel insurance. Insurance should cover your itinerary, planned activities and expenses in an emergency.