Welcome to Landesa’s Myanmar Board and Partner Trip! Below you will find some information that will be useful while planning your travels.
The registration deadline is Friday, November 17th 2017. Please complete the following Guest Profile form before this deadline (Click here). This allows us to easily record your vital travel information.
FLIGHTS FROM THE US:
International flights are booked by travelers independently. If you would like the contact information for a trusted independent travel agent we are happy to provide you with this information. Kindly forward your international flight information to Naomi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Meredith (email@example.com) once you have booked your flights. Here are our arrival and departure recommendations:
- Arrive at Yangon International Airport (RGN) anytime before 4:30pm on February 18th 2018
- Leave from Yangon International Airport (RGN) anytime on February 28th 2018
Please note that regular airlines allow 20 kilos (44 lbs) of checked-in suitcases. You are allowed 1-2 pieces of personal hand luggage.
EXTENDING YOUR TRAVEL:
Elevate Destinations is happy to assist with your travel needs. Please let us know if you would like to arrange any pre or post travel plans.
Elevate Destinations strongly recommends that all travelers have travel insurance for any trip they wish to take with us. Please note that some insurance options require purchase within 24 hours of making payment for your trip. We encourage you to review your travel insurance options before making payment to Elevate Destinations.
Elevate Destinations is partnered with the Travel Insurance Center, a broker of travel protection products. For assistance, contact Alan Lightbody, Agent Representative, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, Toll Free 1-866-979-6753 Ext. 3648, or Direct 402-343-3648.
Guests may acquire travel insurance through the Travel Insurance Center, or any other travel insurance company of their choosing. Elevate Destinations recommends that travelers evaluate the insurance options available for their needs, and inquire with providers about insurance that will provide coverage if the trip needs to be cancelled.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION:
Travelers to Myanmar should ensure that the validity of their passports extends at least six months beyond the end of their intended stay. Immigration authorities require a minimum of two blank (unstamped) visa pages in the passport to enter the country. Please note the last two amendment pages do not count. Travelers should make sure there are sufficient pages for visas and immigration stamps to enter into Myanmar and other countries to be visited en route to Myanmar or elsewhere in the region.
Tourist visas must be obtained in advance, prior to arrival in Myanmar. An online eVisa system is available for passport holders of 99 other nationalities All other nationalities must submit an application at their nearest Myanmar embassy or consulate.You will need to have a electronic color photo (4.8 cm X 3.8 cm) taken during last (3) months to complete this visa.
Visitors traveling with an eVisa must enter the country within 90 days of receiving the visa. The visa requires a fee of USD 50 and is valid for a maximum stay of 28 days from date of entry. We recommend travelers apply for their visa between January 2nd & January 14th.
If you would prefer not to apply for an eVisa we recommend A1 Passport and Visa in Washington, DC, for their excellent customer service. For questions regarding your visa application you can reach A1 Passport directly at (202) 639 1500.
Arrival and Departure Formalities:
You are required to complete an arrival/departure form as well as a customs declaration form for immigration upon entering the country. The forms are usually available on the aircraft; please check with a flight attendant so that you can have them ready before landing. Upon arrival, the immigration officer takes your arrival card and returns your stamped departure card. You are required to present the same stamped departure card to immigration officials at the time of departure.
Please consult with a travel clinic or your personal physician regarding the recommended immunizations for travel to Myanmar. You will need to do this well in advance of your trip as some vaccinations require time to take effect, and you may need to allow time between a series of shots. Comprehensive information can be found on the CDC website for Myanmar.
In addition to being up-to-date on routine vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, the CDC recommends that most travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and to take prescription medication before, during and after your trip to prevent Malaria. The CDC also recommends some travelers to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B, Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis, and Yellow Fever.
In addition to other routine vaccines it recommend that travelers get a flu vaccination before traveling to Myanmar as there have been some instances of swine flu in the region.
Cholera is a risk in parts of Myanmar. CDC recommends this vaccine for adults who are traveling to an area of active cholera transmission. Cholera is rare in travelers but can be severe. Because it is spread through contaminated food and water, cholera is easily prevented by sticking to safe eating and drinking habits.
Note: Zika virus is a risk in Burma (Myanmar). Because Zika infection in a pregnant woman can cause serious birth defects, women who are pregnant should not travel to Burma (Myanmar). All travelers should strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites and sexual exposure to Zika virus during and after the trip.
Note: There is no risk of yellow fever in Burma. The government of Burma requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.
YELLOW FEVER CARD:
If you are traveling directly from the USA or Canada you do not need to worry about having evidence of yellow fever immunization. Proof of yellow fever immunization is required if you are traveling from countries with risk of Yellow Fever (see the full list of at risk countries on the CDC website or click here).
If you have any additional questions please feel free to reach out to your Landesa Contact:
-OR- our Travel Team: