On March 30, the State Department issued a Do Not Travel Level 4 Travel Advisory for Burma. It also announced the mandatory departure of non-emergency USG employees and family members:
Do not travel to Burma due to COVID-19 as well as areas of civil unrest and armed violence.
On February 14, the Department authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and their family members. On March 30, the Department updated that status to ordered departure.
Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 Travel Health Notice for Burma due to COVID-19.
The Burmese military has detained and deposed elected government officials. Protests and demonstrations against military rule have occurred and are expected to continue.
In addition to nation-wide protests and demonstrations, the following areas of Burma are subject to heightened civil unrest or armed violence:
- Matupi township in Chin State
- Bhamo and Mogaung townships in Kachin State
- Hopang, Hseni, Hsipaw, Mongkaung, Namhsan, Namtu, and Nanhkan townships in Shan State
- Shadaw township in Kayah State
- Paletwa township in Chin State
- Hpakan, Mansi, Momauk, Sumprabum, Tanai, and Waingmaw townships in Kachin State
- Hpapun township in Kayin State Konkyan, Kutkai, Kyaukme, Laukkaing, Matman, Mongmao, Muse, Namphan, Pangsang, and Pangwaun townships in Shan State
The following areas of Burma are especially subject to civil unrest and armed violence due to fighting between the Burmese military and various ethnic armed groups and militia forces.
- Northern Shan State
- Parts of Kachin, Rakhine, and Chin States
- The Naga Self-Administered Zone in northern Sagaing Region
Violence-affected areas, particularly Northern Shan State and parts of Kachin, Rakhine, and Chin States are subject to land mines and unexploded ordinance. Land mines and unexploded ordnance have injured foreign tourists in conflict-affected areas, and the locations of the mines and ordinance are often not marked or otherwise identifiable.
Read the Burma (Myanmar) country information page.
@USEmbassyBurma confirms shots fired at American Center in #Yangon as pictures circulate on social media. This just a day after #US Ambassador to #Myanmar Thomas Vajda laid a wreath at a Yangon site to remember protesters who died during #Militarycoup #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar https://t.co/wMLV4Nlih3 pic.twitter.com/BZvsZjJkFe
— May Wong (@MayWongCNA) March 27, 2021
Confirmed: For the 50th night in a row #Myanmar’s military has cut internet access with a near-total shutdown imposed at 1 am Monday local time.
📵 Mobile data disabled 21 days
📶 Public wifi limited 19 days
❌ Platforms filtered since Feb.
— NetBlocks (@netblocks) April 4, 2021
"Opponents of military rule in Myanmar inscribed messages of protest on Easter eggs on Sunday while thousands of others were back on the streets denouncing February’s coup and facing off with the security forces, who shot and killed at least three men." https://t.co/czLmhAmOvs pic.twitter.com/05v3rCr1RL
— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) April 5, 2021
The #Myanmar junta is systematically imprisoning opinion leaders, activists, politicians, celebrities, and anyone they suspect of harboring dissent. #Apr4Coup #WhatsHappeningInMyanmar https://t.co/x24tLAOqSs
— Matthew Smith (@matthewfsmith) April 4, 2021