What Countries Border MyanmarWhich countries border Myanmar?
Overland in Myanmar (Burma)
Arrival and departure by road from/to China, India and Thailand is possible, but you need a permission for China and India overland. Crossing from Bangladesh and Laos was not possible at the moment of research, but this could be changed. Please review the travel arrangements as the border crossing points are closed from times to times.
When the research was carried out, there were points of access and departure at six sites along Myanmar's rural boundaries. There is no local rail or road link between Myanmar and any other countries, nor can you cross the border by road or motorbike - you have to go on foot. Currently, E-Visas are only available on the following Myanmar-Thailand borders:
If you are crossing another country, have your visas in your passports before reaching the border.
Burma defended the country's army on the border with Bangladesh | News
On Friday, Myanmar called it an "anti-terrorist operation", defending its forces near the border with Bangladesh, where tens of thousand of Rohingya returnees have sought refuge. This step was criticised by Bangladesh, which on Thursday called in Myanmar's goodwill as the UNRWA expressed its concern about the country's armed build-up.
About 200 soldiers were sent to the border on Thursday, near a stretch of countryside between Myanmar and Bangladesh, which houses about 6,000 Rohingya migrants. This stretch of countryside is formally known as Myanmar's terrain, but is widely described as "no man's land" because it is beyond the country's border fortress.
"We' have done so, on the basis of the information we have received about terror, especially the Arakan Rohingya Solidarity Army (ARSA) movement," Zaw Htay, a spokesman for the Myanmar administration, said Friday to the AFP Newspaper. "This was not about fighting Bangladesh," Htay said. Myanmar's police - who allegedly warned with speakers that Rohingya was leaving the "no man's land" - must immediately withdraw from the area.
Almost 700,000 Rohingya have escaped from Myanmar since August, after the ARSA's fatal attack on junta post. According to the United Nations, this is the most rapidly increasing international crises, with the vast majority of refugees in neighboring Bangladesh sheltering.
Rohingya, one of the most oppressed people in the hemisphere, are not recognized as Myanmar nationals and are widely discriminated against by the state. Before the recent explosion, ten thousand Rohingya were already displaced in several neighboring countries. Burma and Bangladesh in January declared a readmission arrangement, but the legal groups and Rohingya have expressed concern about the treaty, as it does not provide full nationality or security for those who are returning.
Last months UN High Commission for the Status of Humanitarian Aid, Filippo Grandi, said the situation in Myanmar was "not yet favourable for the Rohingya. "We have not tackled the causes of their escape and we have not yet seen any substantial advances in the fight against marginalisation and refusal of privileges, which have intensified in recent years and are based on the absence of citizenship," Grandi said before the UN Security Council on 13 February.
Amnesty International said last months that Myanmar's story of Rohingya discriminations and segregations was an early "warning" for the continuing war. Myanmar's Myanmar army abuse can be an outrage.