We are unable to provide any guidance on general lifestyle enquiries apart from the information and links listed below.See our information on what the British Embassy in Burma can and cannot do for British nationals.Check with your tour operator or the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism before travelling.You will have to pay for health treatment that you receive in Burma. We cannot pay for your medical treatment, but we can give you information about transferring money from friends or family in the UK.It is common for residents of Burma, both local and expat, to choose to go to Bangkok for medical treatment.British Nationals leaving Burma on an ETD should get an exit visa from the local Immigration Department at Pansodan Street in Rangoon.Long term visa enquiries can also be made at local Immigration Department at Pansodan Street in Rangoon. If you overstay you will automatically be fined for each day you remain in Burma beyond the date stamped in your passport. UK licences and International Driving Permits cannot be used in Burma.This information supplements the travel advice for Burma.
You must apply for a Burmese driving licence at the Department for Road Transport and Administration in Rangoon.
The contact details and link of the above department is: U San Yu District Officer Department of Road Transport Administration (Myinthar ) Rangoon travel can be hazardous, particularly in the rainy season (May to October). Travel by road between many areas outside the key destinations of Rangoon, Mandalay, Bago and Irrawaddy regions is restricted.
You must ensure that your passport has at least six months validity on entering Burma.
UK Emergency Travel Documents ( are accepted for exit from Burma.
If you are a British citizen, you require a visa to enter Burma and should apply at the nearest Burmese Embassy or Consulate well in advance of travelling.For more information about entry requirements, contact the Burmese Embassy.