February 10, 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.
Burmese military authorities have announced a nationwide curfew, which begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 4:00 a.m. the next day. In addition, military authorities announced a nationwide ban on gatherings of five people or more.
Protests are likely to continue in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, Mandalay, and elsewhere. Please continue to maintain situation awareness and avoid protests.
In the event of mass demonstration, internet and phone outages may occur. Please review the personal preparedness guidelines below:
- Make plans to account for the whereabouts of your loved ones.
- Ensure you have enough food, water, and other essentials to last you throughout the outage, which may for last days.
- Contact loved ones when you can to update them on your status.
- 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, Kamayut Township, 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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