Restricted areas for foreigners and tourists in Myanmar


Restricted areas for foreigners and tourists in Myanmar

The following areas have travel restrictions that foreigners and tourists need to be aware of. You may need to get approval from the Ministry of Home Affairs &/or Ministry of Tourism before you can travel there.

Kachin State

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  • Putao Township
    Machanbaw Township
    Mansi Township
    Momauk Township
    LwegeSub- Township
    Dotphoneyan Sub- Township
    Waingmaw Township
    Hsadone Sub- Township
    Kanpaikti Sub- Township

Areas needed permission

  • Naungmoon Township
    Pannandin Sub- Township
    Khaunglanphoo Township
    Sumprabum Township
    Phakant Township
    Kamine Sub-Township
    Tanaing Township
    Shinbwayyan Sub-Township
    Ingyanyan Township
    Chiphwe Township
    Panwa Sub-Township
    Hsotlaw Township

Kayah State

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  • Dimawso Township
    PhrusoTownship

Areas needed permission

  • Shardaw Township
    Parsaung Township
    Bawlakhe Township
    Ywarthit Sub-Township
    Meisi Township

Kayin State

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  • Kawkareik Township
    Kyondoe Sub- Township
    Hlaingbwe Township
    Paingkyon Sub- Township
    Shan Ywathit Sub-Township
    Thandaunggyi Township
    Leiktho Sub- Township
    BawgaLi Sub- Township

Areas needed permission

  • Kyarinseikkyi Township
    Payarthonezu Sub- Township
    Kyaidon Sub- Township
    Pharpon Township
    Kamamaung Sub- Township

Chin State

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  • Tedim Township
    Tonzaung Township
    Cikha Sub- Township
    Falam Township
    Rihkhuadal Sub- Township
    Thantlang Township
    Haka Township

Areas needed permission

  • Paletwa Township
    Sami Sub-Township
    Matupi Township
    Reazu Sub-Township

Sagaing Region

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  • Hkamti Township
    Nanyun Township
    Pansaung Sub- Township
    Donhee Sub- Township
    Lahe Township
    Htanparkway Sub- Township
    Leshi Township
    Mobaingluk Sub- Township
    Homalin Township
    Phaungpyin Township
    Mawlaik Township
    Tanintharyi Region

Areas needed permission

  • Bokepyin Township
    Pyigyimandaing Sub- Township
    Karathuri Sub- Township
    Kyunsu Township

Mandalay Region

Areas needed permission

  • Mogok Township

Rakhine State

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  • Maungtaw Township
    Taungpyoletwe Township
    Buthidaung Township

Yangon Region

Areas needed permission

  • Cocogyun Township

Shan State

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  • Kunlon Township
    Kyaukme Township
    Minengaw Sub- Township
    Minelon Sub- Township
    Namtu Township
    Naungkhio Township
    Mabane Township
    Momeik Township
    Hsipaw Township
    Kengtung Township
    Minekat Township
    Mineyan Township
    Minepauk Sub- Township
    Minelar Township
    Phekon Township
    Minesat Township
    Minekoke Sub- Township
    Minepyin (Mong Ping) Township
    Tontar Sub- Township
    Minetung Township
    Ponparkyin Sub- Township
    Monehta Sub- Township
    Minephyat Township
    Mineyaung Township
    Mineyu Sub- Township
    Tantyan Township
    Mineye Township
    Theinni Township
    Laukine Township
    Chinshwehaw Sub- Township
    Kunhing Township
    Karli Sub- Township
    Nanhsam Township
    Kholan Sub- Township
    Lechar Township
    Loilem Township
    Panglong Sub- Township
    Hopan Township
    Namtik Sub- Township
    Panlon Sub- Township

Areas needed permission

  • Namsan Township
    Manton Township
    Mone
    Kengtaung Sub- Township
    Minepan Township
    Maukme Township
    Linkhe Township
    Homane Sub- Township
    Kongyan Township
    Mawhtike Sub- Township
    Kehsi Township
    Minenaung Sub- Township
    Mongkai Township
    Mineshu Township
    Minesan (Monsan) Sub- Township
    Makman Township
    Naphang Township
    Panwine Township
    Pansan (Pan Khan) Township
    Mankan Sub- Township
    Minemaw Township

Naypyitaw

Permitted in downtown but required permission in remote areas

  • Pyinmana Township
    Tatkon Township
    Lewe Township
    Zabuthiri Township
    Zeyarthiri Township
    Dekkhinathiri Township
    Pobbathiri Township
    Ottarathiri Township

Source: consult-myanmar