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Burma Remains Off-Limits for Americans

March 1, 2023 • 12:04 pm CST
U.S. Dept. of State March 2023
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The U.S. Department of State recently reissued its high-level travel advisory for the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, known as Burma.

On February 27, 2023, the State Department published a Level 4: Do Not Travel notice for Burma regarding civil unrest and inadequate access to healthcare resources.

Additionally, the U.S. government has determined that the risk of wrongful detention of U.S. nationals exists, and it has limited ability to provide emergency services in Burma.

If Americans need assistance in the country, the U.S. Embassy Rangoon is at 110 University Ave, Kamayut Township, Rangoon, Burma.

Statista recently reported that as of 2018, the number of international tourist arrivals in Myanmar amounted to approximately 4.2 million arrivals, most via land routes.

From a health perspective, the U.S. CDC included Burma in a Dengue outbreak travel alert issued in 2022. And the importation of medical supplies, including medicine, is not consistent and may not be available.