Alert: U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma, February 15, 2021

Location:  Burma

Event:  Authorized Voluntary Departure of Non-Emergency U.S. Government Employees and Their Family Members from U.S. Embassy Rangoon

On February 14, the U.S. Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of non-emergency U.S. government employees and their family members from Burma. The U.S. Embassy in Burma reminds all U.S. citizens of the heightened potential for violence, continued telecommunications restrictions, and limited flights out of Burma. The U.S. Embassy in Rangoon remains open.

On February 12, the U.S. Department of State updated its Travel Advisory to Level 4 (Do Not Travel) due to COVID-19 and areas of civil unrest and armed conflict. The Burmese military has detained and deposed elected government officials. Nation-wide protests and demonstrations against military rule have occurred and may continue.

Under the CDC Level 4 Health Advisory, U.S. citizens currently in Burma seeking to depart the country should make their own travel arrangements as soon as practicable, since there are currently available seats this week on MAI and MNA to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Incheon, South Korea.

To comply with CDC COVID-19 testing requirements for travel to the United States, there are two testing sites in Yangon accepting customers. Please refer to our COVID-19 website for the latest information on local testing options, and for more information about the CDC testing requirement.

The Consular Section of U.S. Embassy Rangoon remains open and is providing routine and emergency American citizen services. Please visit our website to schedule an appointment to renew your passport, register your child’s birth abroad, or for notary services.

For information and assistance:

  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Burma, located at 110 University Avenue, Kamayut Township, Rangoon, at (+95) 1-753-6509 or at
  • Visit our website.
  • Refer to the Burma Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • If you are in the United States, call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free or 1-202-501-4444 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
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