February 6, 2021
THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE AMERICAN LIAISON NETWORK AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.
Internet and cellular service, including mobile data, calling, and SMS, have been sporadic or unavailable most of the day. Outages may persist through the end of the weekend. If you have a connection, contact loved ones to let them know your status.
Protests occurred today in Yangon and Mandalay. There were no reports of violence. The U.S. Embassy reminds all U.S. citizens that the potential for political violence and civil unrest remains. U.S. citizens should avoid protests, ensure personal preparedness, and maintain situational awareness.
In the event of mass demonstration:
- Make plans to account for the whereabouts of your loved ones.
- Ensure you have enough food, water, and other essentials to last you for several days.
- Contact loved ones to update them on your status when possible.
- Prepare a go-bag with essential items for immediate travel.
- Make sure your passport is still valid. Many countries require at least 6 months validity for entry or transit.
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, KamayutTownship, Rangoon, at (+95) 1-753-6509 or at ACSRangoon@state.gov.
- 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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