The most favored method of transportation in Myanmar is by road.
Currently, the country's roads are in very poor condition due to a lack of investment, among other factors. But like everything else in Myanmar these days, upgrades are under way. Roads are being upgraded in stages from dirt roads to metal roads and bitumen roads. Successive upgrades will turn these roads into two-lane roads, then four-lane, then six-lane.
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The railway sector also faces significant challenges, with over a quarter of the country’s fleet of 400 locomotives more than 40 years old. Consequently, the 375 km trip between the economic capital of Yangon and the political capital of Nay Pyi Taw takes almost twice as long by rail – nine hours – as by road.
International airports can be found in Yangon and Mandalay. Construction is under way at Yangon International Airport to increase its capacity from 2.7 million passengers a year to more than 3.8 million annually. Also, some domestic airports will be transformed into to international airports to serve growing foreign interest in the country. $4 million will be put into Dawei Airport to make it an international facility.
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Please note that everything mentioned below is subject to change. Because Myanmar's neighbours are excited to use the country as a trading hub, restrictions on border crossing may soon be reevaluated.
The easiest way to enter Myanmar is by air with a valid visa and passport. For up-to-date visa information, go here.
If travelling by land, you must walk across the border. You cannot drive a car or a motorcycle. Additionally, there is no train or bus connecting Myanmar to any country. If you... [ More ]
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