Myanmar (formerly Burma), is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country’s largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains Buddhist relics and dates to the 6th century. The arts, particularly literature, have historically been influenced by the local form of Theravada Buddhism.
** A vaccination certificate is required for entry for travellers over 1 year of age coming from countries with risk of YF
Malaria – Transmission occurs throughout the year. Transmission is minimal in the central urban area of Mandalay, however chemoprophylaxis is recommended for many typical tourist itineraries.
Traveller’s Diarrhoea – High risk exists throughout the country, including in deluxe accommodations. Food and beverage precautions are essential to reduce the likelihood of illness
A Gastro Kit can be purchased from Travel Vaccination Health care, which includes prescription and non-prescription medications for presumptive self-treatment if diarrhoea occurs.
*This information is to be used as a guide only. Medical advice is recommended to individuals depending on their medical history, previous vaccination history and the itinerary.