We do not claim any expertise in the field of health and our best recommendation is for you to check with your doctor whether you should take any specific measures in that respect.  In addition to your specific health situation, you need to take into account during which season you will be visiting Myanmar and what parts of Myanmar you intend to visit.  Nonetheless, you should certainly bear in mind that the 2 most common ailments affecting visitors relate to malaria, caused by mosquito bites and diahrrea illness resulting from unsuitable food.


Generally not required but again we recommend that you check with both your doctor and the local embassy as there are specific requirements if you have visited certain countries less than 6 months before your trip.


Not all areas in Myanmar are subject to malaria and once again, it will depend on the season during which you will visit the country. You can either take preventive steps before you leave (check with your doctor ahead of time) or take appropriate medicine with you in case of need. In any case, you should take strong insect repellent as protective measure.


Be very cautious and stick to well cooked food; do not drink water other than from sealed bottles – be weary of raw vegetables and salads, even in good quality hotels and restaurants; it takes very little to spoil your holiday.

You can find a lot of information on this topic in lonely planet, through your own country’s  government’s health services or your doctor, so take the necessary time to enquire: better be safe than sorry.

Yangon and Mandalay offer adequate hospital facilities, working together with Bangkok and Singapore hospitals to continue improving their standards. As other locations are more limited in terms of medical facilities, visitors requiring this service should try to reach either of the 2 locations. If you need help in that respect, do not hesitate to contact us. 

Health tips

Drink plenty of fluids during the day especially if you are walking long hours in the sun – always carry enough water bottles with you

Do not drink tab water in Myanmar. Only bottled water is drinkable.

Do not eat unpeeled fruits, raw vegetables and ice – even in the best of restaurants you may encounter spoiled food of this nature

Avoid street vendors’ food

Beware of the drastic changes in temperatures when you come back into an air-conditioned room especially if you are sweating


For years now, we have been involved in community projects, starting with the construction of a public library available to all children of Bagan, Our activities have grown over the years and we will continue to offer our time and resources to help those most in need in our country.

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