Myanmar Essentials

A list of essential information about Myanmar, including language, currency, visa requirements, time zone, dialling code and emergency numbers.

Language: Burmese

Currency:  Kyat (K / MMK) – check latest exchange rates on

Visas: Most western visitors can apply online for a tourist e-visa via ($50-70 USD); see visa requirements for more details.

Time zone: Myanmar Standard Time (MMT) is  GMT+06:30

Dialling code: +95

Emergency codes: 192 (all emergencies)

Capital city: Naypyidaw (Yangon is the largest)

Population: 54 million

Insurance: We recommend travel insurance from – available in over 150 countries.

Electricity: 230V/50hz. Myanmar uses the below AC power plugs and sockets. We recommend the OREI travel adaptor. It works in over 150 countries and includes a USB charger.

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