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Myanmar (Burma)

The Republic of Bulgaria does not have an embassy in Myanmar. The accredited Embassy for Myanmar is in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Hanoi, Vietnam
Address: 5, Nui Truc St., Van Phuc Hanoi; P.O. Box 10
Tel.: +844 3845 2908
Fax: +844 3846 0856
Working hours of the Consular Department: 09.00 – 12.00 (Mon – Fri)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mfa.bg/embassies/vietnam

Embassy of Myanmar in Belgrade (accredited for Bulgaria)
Office address: 72, Кneza Мilosa St., 11000 Belgrade
Tel.: +38 11 3617 165, +38 11 3619 114
Fax: +38 11 3614 968
Working hours: 09.00 – 16.00 h
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.myanmar.com; www.myanmars.net

General information


Following the military coup of 1 February 2021, a nationwide state of emergency was imposed with curfew between 20:00 and 04:00.
Bulgarian citizens are advised to refrain from any travel to the country. Bulgarian citizens who are on the territory of Myanmar should limit travel, stay indoors, avoid all protests and places with mass gatherings, and observe the established curfew. Internet access may be interrupted.

The political situation remains volatile, uncertain and unpredictable. The National Unity Government, formed in opposition to the military rule, has declared a "defensive war" against the military junta. In the regions bordering China, Laos, Thailand and Bangladesh there are armed clashes between the military and armed ethnic militias; there are areas with unmarked mines.

There is a high risk of terrorism.


Medical care and facilities are basic and do not meet the standards in Europe. Full medical insurance is required. Before travel, it is necessary to check whether the insurance also covers medical emergencies. It is important to read and check all the details of the health and travel insurance. Uncovered treatment can be very expensive and is at the expense of the person affected.

There are sporadic cases of infectious and sexually transmitted diseases. More information on the necessary vaccinations and other health risks may be found on the World Health Organization website  https://www.who.int/ and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control website https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/home .

Information on the entry procedures in Myanmar and the requirements for vaccination against Covid-19 is available at the section “Coronavirus - how to travel“: https://www.mfa.bg/bg/covid19map/Asia/Myanmar

Local Laws

Illegal drug use, possession, distribution and sale, as well as sexual offenses, lead to extremely severe sentences, incl. death penalty. It is strongly recommended not to accept packages or other goods from unknown persons. Foreign nationals can be detained for long periods before charges are formally raised. Luggage must be packed in person and not left unattended. Conditions in detention facilities and prisons are harsh.

Customs Requirements

Customs requirements for Myanmar may be found on: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/MM-Myanmar-customs-currency-airport-tax-regulations-details.htm

Practical Advice

Bulgarian citizens must take good care of their passports. It is strongly recommended that citizens always have a photocopy of their passport, visa and stamps.

Citizens should wash their hands frequently, be careful when eating raw foods and drink only bottled water.

Heavy rainfall occurs during the rainy season between April and October, which may cause floods and landslides and pose health risks. The forecast for strong tropical storms is available at www.tropicalstormrisk.com.

Myanmar is partially situated in an earthquake zone.


The local currency is the Myanmar kyat. Disruptions in banking services have been reported since the coup; ATMs may not work at some places.



Travel papers and visas

In the period of the Covid-19 pandemic the citizens should consult the section “Coronavirus - how to travel”: https://www.mfa.bg/bg/covid19map/Asia/Myanmar

Competitive service

The citizens may address the Bulgarian Embassy in Hanoi for consular services.

Bulgarian Personal Documents

Documents for issuing passports, temporary passports, driving licenses and ID cards may be submitted in person by the citizens. According to the Bulgarian law, exceptions from personal application at the embassy are not allowed. Regarding the possibilities and conditions for submitting an application through the Automated Information System for Electronic Services of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the citizens should consult HERE.

We would like to draw attention to the fact that in order to receive the documents requested through AISEU, it is necessary to come in person at the Bulgarian Embassy indicated during the submission process.

In case of damaged, lost, stolen or expired passport, Bulgarian citizens may apply for a European Emergency Travel Document (ETD) at the embassy of an EU Member State in Myanmar. ETD is issued only for the purposes of a single trip to Bulgaria or the country of permanent residence.


In order to be used in Bulgaria, documents issued by the Myanmar authorities should be legalised at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, whose stamp is certified by the Bulgarian Embassy in Hanoi. The documents should be translated in Bulgarian language by a sworn translator in Bulgaria.

All fees for consular services are collected in euro via bank transfer.

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