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Myanmar customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Myanmar to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Myanmar make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Myanmar customs regulations.

Import regulations in Myanmar

Duty-free allowance

Tobacco limit

  • 400 cigarettes;
  • 50 cigars; and
  • 250g pipe tobacco.


  • 2 litres of alcohol.


  • Travellers may import up to US$10,000 or its equivalent in other foreign currencies. Any higher amount must be declared to the customs authorities.
  • All foreign currency declared upon arrival must be deposited at an authorised dealer bank within 3 months of arrival.

Other Goods

  • 150mL perfume.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Counterfeit currency.
  • Pornographic articles.
  • Pieces of goods without stamped measurements.
  • Goods bearing counterveit trade marks.
  • Narcotic and psychotropic substances.
  • Playing cards.
  • Antiques.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
  • Goods bearing the impring or reproduction of the flag of the Union of Myanmar.
  • Goods bearing the emblem of Buddha and pagodas of Myanmar.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Firearms, ammunition, explosives, and weapons.
  • Animals and birds.
  • Medicines and drugs.
  • Living plants, seeds, and soils require a Phytosanitary Certificate, and must be declared at the Plant Quarantine Counter.
  • Telecommunications equipment.
  • Pets must have a health certificate and must be declared for inspection at the Airport Animal Quarantine Counter. For cats and dogs, the health certificate must confirm that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies at least one month prior to the arrival date.

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