Restricted Areas for Travelers in Myanmar

2019-09-21edit Ye Naung


Myanmar is a beautiful country and also called as the Golden Land. Most of the citizens are very sociable and they are willing to help their guests. In South East Asia, Myanmar is biodiversity hotspot and naturally, you can explore many species of animals, flora and fauna in Myanmar. It is Myanmar, which has not only a lot of biodiversities; but also there are many cultural diversities and tribe customs. Diversity is pretty things, but it needs harmonious unity, not to outbreak conflicts.
On the other hand, some conflicts continue in Myanmar unfortunately, making travel to those areas dangerous and it can also be illegal. Therefore, it is really important for the foreign and local travelers to find out where you can explore safely, and where strict restrictions are in place.
The Government retains strict control over access to all parts of the country. But, the restricted areas may change frequently, as the Government conducts military actions against so-called dissident groups or insurgent groups.  The Government maintains a comprehensive list of towns, cities and regions where it is permitted it travel, for the convenient of travelers.

If you have unknowingly and unintentionally ventured into a restricted area, what will happen?
If you’ve unknowingly and unintentionally ventured into a restricted area, the locals will likely call the police – who will come faster than you’d expect – to inform you that you shouldn’t be there. The police will escort you to a train station or airport to make sure you leave the area safely. But, it is not only are you taking a great risk, but their resources are limited – don’t waste the local police’s time on your stupidity. Always do your research before venturing off-the-beaten-path in northern Myanmar.

We present here, the official list of towns, cities and region where it is permitted it travel.
Regarding Foreigners and Tourist travelling in the Country, Restricted Areas are as follow:

Kachin State

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  1. Putao Township
  2. Machanbaw Township
  3. Mansi Township
  4. Momauk Township
  5. Waingmaw Township


Areas needed permission

  1. Naungmoon Township
  2. Khaunglanphoo Township
  3. Sumprabum Township
  4. Phakant Township
  5. Tanaing Township
  6. Ingyanyan Township
  7. Chiphwe Township
  8. Hsotlaw Township

Kayah State

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  1. Dimawso Township
  2. Phruso Township

Areas needed permission

  1. Shardaw Township
  2. Parsaung Township
  3. Bawlakhe Township
  4. Meisi Township

Kayin State

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  1. Kawkareik Township
  2. Kyondoe Township
  3. Hlaingbwe Township
  4. Paingkyon Township
  5. Shanywathit Township
  6. Thandaunggyi Township
  7. Leiktho Township
  8. Bawgali Township

Areas needed permission

  1. Kyarinseikkyi Township
  2. Payarthonezu Township
  3. Kyaidon Township
  4. Pharpon Township
  5. Kamamaung Township

Sagaing Region

Areas needed permission

  1. Nanyun Township

 

Tanintharyi Region

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  1. Bokepyin Township
  2. Pyigyimandaing Township
  3. Karathuri Township
  4. Kyunsu Township 

Bago Region

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  1. Shwegyin Township

 

Mon State

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  1. Bilin Township
  2. Thaton Township
  3. Ye Township

 

Areas needed permission

  1. Kyaikemaraw Township
  2. Thanbyuzayat Township

 

Shan State

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  1. Yatsauk Township
  2. Loilin Township
  3. Panglong Township
  4. Namhsam Township
  5. Kholan Township
  6. Kunhing Township
  7. Karli Township
  8. Lechar Township
  9. Linkhe Township
  10. Mone Township
  11. Lashio Township
  12. Theinni Township
  13. Tantyan Township
  14. Kunlon Township
  15. Mineye Township
  16. Kyaukme Township
  17. Hsipaw Township
  18. Naung Hkio Township
  19. Namtu Township
  20. Namhsam Township
  21. Momeik Township
  22. Mabane Township
  23. Minesat Township
  24. Mine Tung Township
  25. Makman Township

Areas needed permission

  1. Kehsi Township
  2. Mongkai Township
  3. Mineshu Township
  4. Minepan Township
  5. Maukme Township
  6. Manton Township
  7. Laukine Township
  8. Kongyan Township
  9. Minelar (Special region – 4)
  10. Naphang (Special region – 2)
  11. Panwine (Special region – 2)
  12. Pansan (Special region – 2)
  13. Minemaw (Special region – 2)
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