Myanmar Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import:
- 400 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams tobacco;
- 2 liters of liquor;
- 150 milliliters of perfume;
- goods for personal use to a max. value of USD 500.-;
- electrical and electronic goods not more than USD 500.- in value;
- portable (video) camera, HD camera or DV camera and 1 spare (set) battery;
- portable computer;
- reasonable quantity of medicines for personal use.

All jewellery must be declared on arrival. Nationals of Myanmar must hold a re-import permit for previously exported jewellery.

All plants or plant products (seeds, bulbs, cut flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables) require a Phytosanitary Certificate and must be declared. Prohibited: host plants of pests and soil.

Export regulations:

Gem stones (set or unset), jewellery, silverware or handicraft purchased in Myanmar: a special cash memo or receipt issued by an authorized dealer required.

Crew members customs regulations:

Same regulations as for passengers apply.


Pets must be accompanied by a health certificate and declared for inspection on arrival. For cats and dogs the health certificate must confirm the animal has been vaccinated against rabies at least 1 month prior to arrival date.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Myanmar.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Myanmar Kyat-MMK): prohibited.
Foreign currencies: unlimited. Nationals of Myanmar must declare all foreign currency upon arrival. Foreigners must declare amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- or equivalent.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Myanmar Kyat-MMK): prohibited.
Foreign currencies:
- nationals of Myanmar: export permit required;
- foreign nationals: unlimited, if holding proof of ownership.

Airport Tax

Airport Tax is levied on all passengers:
1. leaving Myanmar on international flights: USD 20.-.
2. departing from all airports on domestic flights: MMK 3000.-.
Place of payment: airport of departure.
1. Transit passengers who continue their journey by the same aircraft.
2. Crew members on duty.

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