In Myanmar

Traffic and electricity

Myanmar’s unspoilt nature is part of the developing country’s charm. This makes up its beauty, but can cause discomfort for tourists used to Western standards. The estimation of street distances familiar to us is not applied in Myanmar. We do our best to provide you with quality means of transport. But because of the poor quality roads and import sanctions in place until recently, the cars are getting older and more expensive.

According to the Foreign Office, German and international drivers’ licences are not accepted.

 

Electricity

is 220V, as in Germany. However, several hour long power cuts are standard, especially in rural areas. Please bring a strong torch for these circumstances (+ batteries). Hotels usually have 24-hour electricity by having their own generators.

 

Security

Myanmar is a safe country and crimes against tourists are seldom heard of. However, the same counts as for travellers all over the world – be careful. Especially in tourist centres.

 

Contact details of the German Embassy in Myanmar:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
9 Bogyoke Aung San Museum Road
Bahan Township
11201 Yangon / Union of Myanmar
phone: +95-1-548951, 548952, 548953
fax: +95-1-548899

Emergency Numbers outside of office hours:
+95-9-5023209 (German/English)
+95-9-5023208 (Burmese/English)

 

On these websites you will find updated current information:

German Embassy in Myanmar: http://www.rangun.diplo.de/

German Foreign Office: http://www.auswärtiges-amt.de

 

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