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Border Crossing

This chapter is very vulnerable to changes; over the past years, Myanmar’s borders crossings with Thailand and China have been opened and closed again regularly (often without any advance notice). The majority of tourists arrive and leave the country by air at Yangon International airport.

with Thailand:

Mae Sai – Tachileik (friendship bridge)

Visa on arrival (border pass) is only valid for Tachileik and Keng Tung. If you enter the country at Tachileik you can leave from any other border.

Mae Sot – Myawadi

Border is open since 1 September 2013 and people with a valid visa can enter the country here and travel onwards throughout the country.

Phu Nam Ron (1,5 hr from Kanchanaburi) – Htee kee (3,5 hrs from Dawei)

It is possible to travel to Dawei (and onwards to Mawlamyine or Yangon) with a pre-arranged visa and travel onwards throughout the country.

Ranong – Kaw Thaung

Visa on arrival (border pass) is only valid for Kaw Thaung. With a pre-arranged visa it is possible to continue by flight to Myeik, Dawei or Yangon.


with China:

Ruili – Muse

At the moment it is possible to enter Myanmar via this border crossing with prearranged visa and pre-arranged travel permission only.


with Bangladesh:

No border crossing open / allowed


with India:

Moreh / Tamu

A special pre-arranged permit is necessary to cross this border.

Please remember that border crossing formalities are subject to change. For the latest update please check with the embassy or consulate of Myanmar or check with our office in Yangon.