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TRAVELS & TOURS  
Useful Information for Visitors to Myanmar    
What to Wear     Casual and light clothings are recommended all year round. A light sweater or jacket will be useful during the cool season, and a heavy sweater when travelling in hilly areas in the north. Vistors are requested to dress decently in religious places and to remove footwear before entering religious building or homes.
Foreign Exchange Certificates     All arrivals (except those on package tours or with business visas) are expected to exchange US$300 for Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC). In US$1, US$5, US$10, and US$20 denominations, they are accepted by hotels, tourist restaurants and as admission fees. Travellers cheques exchanged in bank are given in FEC equivalent. Only amounts exchanged beyond the intial US$300 may be reconverted to US dollars upon departure.
Shooping      You are advised to buy gems, jewellery and silverware at the Myanmar Gems Shop and other authorised shops, where you will be given a voucher with a permit for export. Ignore touts who may offer guide services, foreign currency exchange or gems of a doubful nature.
Entry Requirements      Twenty-eight-day visas are obtainable for a fee at Myanmar foreign missions. Three photos are required.
Where to Stay     There are state-owned privately operated hotels, at all tourist centers. Rates vary according to location, facilities and service. Check the hotel listings at Tourist Information Service counters.   
Duty-free Shooping      There are duty-free shops in the airport arrival and departure lounges. The duty-free allowance is two bottles of liquor, two cartons of cigarettes, 100 cigars and half a litre of perfume.
Tipping     If a service charge is not included, tip for good services.
Travel and Tours    Myanmar Travels & Tours and licentsed travel agencies acn asist with travel and tour arragements. Travel agency counters are located at Yangon International Airport and agency offices in downtown Yangon.
Security    Always keep your passprot and money in a safe place, especially when travelling by train or bus. Report any loss to the nearest police station as well as to your embassy.
Further Infomation    Tourist Information Service counters are located at airports and the main office in downtown Yangon. The official government tourist office is Myanmar Travel & Tours at 77-91 Sule Pagoda Road in Yangon. There are branch offices in Mandalay, Bagan and Taunggyi.
Sightseeing      Entrance fees are collected at well-known pagodas, temples, monasteries, museums, palaces and archaeological sites.
Customs    At the port of entry, all foreign currencies, jewellery, electrical and electronic articles, and cameras must be declared to a cusotms officer. Export of antiques and archeological objects is prohibited.
Airport Departure Tax    US$10
Reconfirmation    Visitors are advised to reconfirm international flights before going upcountry.

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