Burma Safe to Travel

To travel Burma safely

Myanmar is almost twice as big as Germany, and this conflict is isolated for the state of Rakhine in areas that are taboo for tourists. None of the internal conflicts have harmed tourists and the beach area of Ngapali in the state of Rakhine is still safe. Myanmar is traveling Myanmar & Trekking in Hsipaw safely is focused only on this issue. This raises a number of questions for those who are considering or have already arranged a trip to Burma. Driving into these zones is dangerous and requires special permission.

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At the Lao, Thailand, India, Bangladesh and China frontiers there is a high level of danger to your health and we do not recommend any touristic or other unimportant trips near these frontiers, even if they are officially crossed. Army activities, ethnical militia, drugs traffickers and the existence of land mines represent a particularly high danger to your own health and life.

Your safety is at high peril in Kachin State (except Myitkyina), the Rakhine State areas of Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung in the north of Shan State and Paletwa in the south of China due to racial tension and the threat of violence and war. It is not recommended to go to these areas as a touristic or other unimportant destination.

In other parts of Myanmar, there is some danger to your safety due to the insecure policy and civilian turmoil and we recommend prudence. $ ('#close-map').click(function(){ $overlay.hide(); $(this).remove(); }); }); $('.overlay-bg').click(function(){ $overlay.hide(); }); initialize(); }); Ethnical tensionMyanmar has suffered protracted conflict internally with a number of ethnical and non-governmental armed groups.

The majority of these groups have concluded a series of cease-fire treaties with the Thai authorities and a number of groups, notably along the Thai borders, concluded a nationwide cease-fire agreement in October 2015. However, the safety conditions in some frontier states remain fragile and erratic. Mids of November 2017, an escalation of an activated international clash between ethnical groups and armies took place in the Paletwa Township in the south of China.

Occasional eruptions of violent arms attacks between state troops and ethnical and rebel groups, especially in the states of Kachin, Shan and Rakhine. In the past, such confrontations have been killing insurgents and rebels. Civilian disturbances / tensions The civilian riots may arise without prior notice as the country's overall civilian tensions remain unpredictable after the November 2015 elections.

At the end of August 2017, raids by insurgent groups on policemen in the state of Rakhine in the north followed extensive safety measures, killing civilians, burning down towns and displacing more than 400,000 persons across the Bangladesh-Band. As well as the existing ones, there may be short-term gateways and traffic limits.

There has been political aggression in the past on or around days such as Armed Forces Day (27 March) and Martyrs' Day (19 July). Important anniversary events, such as the August 8, 1988 insurrection and the September 2007 protest, may be associated with an enhanced safety profile in Yangon and elsewhere.

It is recommended that New Zealanders in Myanmar keep an eye on all trends that could influence the safety conditions. TerrorismMinor bomb attacks in November 2016 were directed against Yangon's official building and hypermarkets, claiming several lives. Myanmar New Zealanders are recommended to be safety aware in places that are overcrowded.

There are a few lawful crossings into Myanmar that must be closed without prior warning. Myanmar administration limits most of the country's borders. New Zealanders are advised not to unlawfully overstep a frontier or invade closed areas without the appropriate Myanmar authorities' approval.

New Zealanders should uphold Myanmar's Islamic and social/cultural tradition to prevent violations of the laws and to prevent violations of these. It is not advisable to photograph protest, demonstration or governmental and armed facilities as this could lead to arrests and/or imprisonment. Travelers to Myanmar are finding it difficult to get their hands on their funds.

Burma is still a predominantly cash-based company, and although the acceptance of payment and direct-debit cards is increasing in the main tourism areas, some card systems do not work. New-Zealand nationals traveling to Myanmar are recommended to ask their banks before traveling whether their ATM, Debit, Credit or ATM card will allow them to make withdrawals or payment in Myanmar.

It is advisable to bring enough US dollar currency to be able to stay in Myanmar during your trip. If New Zealanders are traveling or residing in Myanmar, they should have full cover for emergency evacuations by plane. Myanmar New Zealanders are urged to record their data with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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