Frequently Asked Questions
"COMMON QUESTIONS FOR TRAVELERS"
THIS CHAPTER PRESENTS
SOME TIPS ON TOO-COMMON QUESTIONS ASKED BY FOREIGN
TRAVELERS, AND WE HOPE THEY CAN HELP YOU NOT ONLY IN
PREPARING A VACATION TO MYANMAR, BUT IN PURCHASING A
PRODUCT FROM PLG.
IS IT STILL COMPULSORY TO CHANGE
200 FEC UPON ARRIVAL?
No, it isn't.
Foreign Exchange Certificate (FEC) system puts a
stop and any foreign traveler, regardless of package
tourist or Foreign Individual Traveler (FIT), no
longer must change it upon arrival.
HOW CAN I GET MYANMAR VISA?
At present visitors must have a valid passport
with an EVT (Entry Visa for Tourist) prior to enter
Myanmar. EVT can be obtained at any Myanmar Embassy
or Consulate offices abroad with validity for 28
days. Application forms in duplicate with
three-passport size prhotos are to be submitted with
a fee of US$ 20 or equivalent in their respective
HOW MANY KINDS OF
ENTRY VISA FOR TOURIST TO MYANMAR? WHAT IS THE
There are two kinds of entry
visa for tourist; EVT (package) and EVT (FIT).
EVT (Package) - valid three months from the date of
issue and require a tour confirmation letter from an
authorized travel agents in Yangon.
EVT (FIT) -
valid one month from the date of issue but require
no tour confirmation letter.
- Visa-on-Arrival can be arranged for those
countries where Myanmar Embassy or Consulate office
does not exists. Some special arrangement also can
be made upon request for those who have difficult in
obtaining Myanmar visa irrespective of the country.
We also arrange visa-on-arrival service, and just go
back to our home for more information.
CAN I GET VISA ON LINE?
latest development, Myanmar government starts to
issue visa on line and contact through (www.myanmarvisa.com).
IS MOBILE PHONE ALLOWED TO BRING
At present the local GSM
network does not support global network. Therefore
bringing your mobile phone into Myanmar doesn't make
perfectly sense - merely means to leave at the
custom department upon your arrival and reclaim only
HOW CAN I KEEP
IN TOUCH WITH MY FAMILY OR FRIENDS AT HOME?
After your tour confirmation with us we send you the
list of all hotels utilized during your stay in
Myanmar with their contact addresses; with phone and
fax numbers, which you may leave to your contacts at
home. However some hotels may not have facilities to
communicate internationally. If that's the case we
will be happy to forward your message by mean of fax
or phone through our Yangon office. You can send
e-mail through hotels or cyber cafe in Yangon and
Mandalay. However, while you are in up country where
e-mail service inaccessible, you can then make
overseas call or fax through IDD phones available at
HOW DO I BUY A TOUR
PACKAGE OR MAKE RESERVATION WITH YOU?
After receiving agreement for any order, we shall go
ahead with necessary arrangements normally takes
about two working days. We shall then send a
confirmation letter with a booking status to you via
e-mail. In order to secure your booking, 30 per cent
non-refundable deposit is required, and the
remaining balance can be settled upon your arrival
ARRANGEMENT COVER THE INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT FARES
FROM MY HOMETOWN? No, it doesn't. Our tour
or arrangement begins shortly after the moment you
touch down at Yangon International Airport, where
our representative will meet you at arrival lounge
displaying a Myanmar PLG sign with your name. Though
you can depart from wherever convenient for you, the
cities we would like to recommend you for a
connection flight to enter Myanmar are Bangkok,
Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
IF SO, HOW CAN I ARRANGE INTERNATIONAL AIR-TICKETS?
It is advisable to buy international air-ticket
at your hometown or at your travel starting point,
after seeking advice from your local travel agent to
get the cheapest fare. Please note no other agents
elsewhere can offer you the best airfare for this.
THEN WHAT DOES INCLUDE IN YOUR
Our services generally
cover all modes of domestic transportations
(flight/train/boat), bed and breakfast
(accommodation may range from standard to deluxe),
private transfers and sightseeing with local
DOES EXCLUDE IN YOUR TRAVEL SERVICES?
Inclusive/exclusive services are exactly mentioned
in our quotation chart/letter. Normally meals,
entrance and zone fees are optional, and visa fee,
international airport (departure) tax and personal
expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charges,
souvenirs, laundry, etc are excluded.
ARE THERE ANY CONDITION REGARDING THE
MINIMUM PERSONS TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR TOUR?
All our programs are private tour and therefore we
arrange from one person and up and your holiday can
commence on any day of the week. Please note all our
programs are not fixed to allow for flexibility and
conditions to be adjusted to your individual needs.
DO YOU ACCEPT PAYMENT ON CREDIT
No, we don't. We accept only cash,
and credit cards or traveler cheques are not widely
used and most transactions don't occur smoothly. In
addition, all major credit card service in Myanmar
has been suspended due to American Government's
sanction over Myanmar.
IS YOUR PREFERRED MODE OF PAYMENT?
The other modes of payment are not that convenient
for both parties.
YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
In addition to
most airlines and hotels have cancellation policies,
Myanmar PLG also maintains a cancellation policy of
confirmed arrangements, a cancellation penalty will
be imposed as follows:
Between 21 and 44 days:
US $ 25 per person
Between 7 and 20 days: 25% of
the total cost
6 days prior to commencement date:
50% of the total cost
No show at all: 100% of the
IF I MAKE A HOTEL
RESERVATION WITH YOU, HOW CAN I CHECK-IN?
Upon arrival in Yangon, our representative will
meet you to collect the payment while providing you
the coupon. As we will notify the hotel concern with
your arrival details, you just present this coupon
to the hotel reception as you check-in.
WHAT ABOUT THE HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR
TRAVELING IN MYANMAR?
No vaccinations are
officially required for a visit to Myanmar. Malaria
prophylaxis is no longer recommended, but travellers
should check with doctor regarding the advisability
of inoculation against typhoid, hepatitis, tetanus