Vaccination Myanmar

There are no compulsory vaccinations but it is advisable to take precautions against malaria; we recommend seeking the advice of your doctor. To get an idea, have a look at www.traveldoctor.info.
Prescription drugs are not widely available and visitors should bring any required medication with them carrying them in their hand luggage. If carrying a lot of medicines, it is advisable to have a doctor's letter stating that medicines are required for personal use. It is advisable to bring plenty of mosquito repellent, particularly for use in the evenings. As Myanmar enjoys a tropical climate, sun block cream is recommended particularly for the boat ride on Inle Lake or the beach. A spare pair of glasses, if worn, is also advisable.

Medical assistance of international standard is not yet widely available. The following clinic is considered reliable for medical assistance:

 SOS International Clinic Yangon
Dusit Inya Lake Resort
37 Kaba Aye Pagoda Road
Yangon
Tel: +95 1 657 922
Fax: +95 1 667 866
E-mail: reception.ygn@internationalsos.com

During your stay in Myanmar, you will be exposed to heat which can lead to dehydration. We highly recommend to drink electrolyte which is available at pharmacies.

The extent of insurance coverage in Myanmar varies widely to western norms. It is suggested that visitors consider short-term health and accident policies from your own insurance company prior to leaving home. Local hospital care is basic, any seriously injured tourist will require medical evacuation to either Singapore or Bangkok. As medical evacuations can be extremely costly, we recommend that you take out a comprehensive insurance policy that will cover the costs of a medical evacuation and subsequent medical care.