Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

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. Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (June 19, 2019) Location:  Burma Event:  The Embassy of the …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (May 31, 2019)

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.  Location:  Yangon – Eastern stairway of Shwedagon Pagoda, in front of the Kyay Thon bronze statue. Event:  …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Air Quality Data for Yangon

May 30, 2019 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. The U.S. Embassy in Rangoon operates a U.S. EPA reference grade air quality monitor …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Burmese New Year Festival (Thingyan)

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. In observance of the Burmese New Year Festival (Thingyan), the Embassy of the United States of America …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (April 9, 2019) Location: Burma, countrywide Event: In light of calls for revenge in the wake of the March 15 terrorist attack against two mosques in New Zealand, we encourage U.S. citizens to exercise heightened awareness of the ongoing threat posed by transnational terrorist organizations such as ISIS and al-Qa’ida. …

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Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

March 29, 2019 Location: Burma Event: The Embassy of the United States of America in Rangoon has updated our travel advisory for Burma.  Changes from our previous travel advisory include updated advice for the following townships: Level 4 – Do Not Travel to Minbya, Mrauk-U, and Kyauktaw townships in Rakhine State due to civil unrest …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (20 March 2019)

Location: Yangon City, Yangon Region, Burma Event: The Yangon City Development Committee announced cuts to the water supply for various Yangon-area townships on March 22, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. due to maintenance on the water supply system.  The list of affected townships includes: Ahlone, Bahan, Botahtaung, Dawbon, Kamayut, Kyimindaing, Mayangone, Mingalar Taung …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (19 March 2019)

Location: Hsipaw Township, Shan State, Burma Event: Hiking and trekking outside of Hsipaw town is dangerous due to active armed conflict and land mines.  Multiple armed groups occupy areas near Hsipaw, and there are frequent clashes among the groups and with the Burmese military.  Areas of armed conflict around Hsipaw frequently change without warning.  Land …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizen Town Hall in Mandalay

6 March 2019  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. U.S. Citizens in and around the Mandalay area are invited to join U.S. Ambassador to Myanmar Scot …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Information on Drones in Burma

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.  We have updated our guidance to U.S. citizens about the importation and use of drones in Burma.  The …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (20 February 2019)

Location: Yangon Region, Burma Event: According to local media reporting, Yangon Region government officials report an increase in measles cases since the beginning of 2019.  The Burmese Ministry of Health and Sports is planning a measles vaccine drive for children in the coming weeks. Actions to Take: Visit the CDC Travelers Health Page for travelers to Burma. Consider obtaining …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (29 January 2019)

Location: Golden Valley Neighborhood, Yangon, Burma Event: In January 2019, there have been four burglaries of residential houses in the Golden Valley neighborhood of Yangon.  These burglaries were non-violent and occurred at different hours of the day and night.  Thieves concentrated on cash and small valuable items, like mobile phones. Actions to Take: Review your …

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Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (January 2, 2019) Location: Burma Event: The Embassy of the United States of America in Rangoon has updated our travel advisory for Burma.  Changes from our previous travel advisory include updated advice for travelers to all regions of Myanmar.  The advisory can be found at this link:  https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Burma.html , …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

In response to recent armed clashes between the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army in northern Rakhine State, the U.S. Embassy has made the following recommendations for Embassy personnel and their family members. As of now, all Rakhine townships north of Sittwe and Pauktaw townships are off limits for personal travel by U.S. Embassy personnel and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Closure of U.S. Embassy on December 5, 2018

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.  In observance of the National Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush, the Embassy of the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Drop-Box to Close

Message for U.S. Citizens: Consular Section Drop-Box to Close 2 November 2018 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. Starting November 5, 2018 the …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (12 October 2018) Location: Yangon, Burma Event: Two demonstrations in support of the Myanmar military are planned for Sunday, October 14.  Both demonstrations are expected to be peaceful.  Traffic disruptions are expected.  U.S. Embassy staff members are advised to avoid the areas. The first demonstration will take …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder – U.S. Citizen Town Hall in Yangon, October 10, 2018

Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder – U.S. Citizen Town Hall in Yangon, October 10, 2018 20 September 2018  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 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizen Town Hall in Yangon

Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizen Town Hall in Yangon, October 10, 2018 20 September 2018  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. U.S. …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Location: Yangon, Burma Event: A demonstration in support of two convicted Reuters journalists is planned for between 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. on Sunday, September 16 in downtown Yangon at Maha Bandula Park. Though the demonstration is expected to be peaceful, U.S. government personnel are advised to avoid this area during the demonstration. Actions to Take: …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (07 September 2018) Location: Yangon Event: The Yangon City Development Committee announced intermittent cuts to the water supply for various Yangon-area townships on September 13 and 14, 2018 due to maintenance on the water supply system.  The list of affected townships includes: Bahan, Botahtaung, Dawbon, Hlaing, Hlaing …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (31 August 2018) Location: Yangon, Burma Event: A demonstration and march in support of two Reuters journalists on trial in Yangon will take place tomorrow, September 1st, at 3:00 P.M. in Yangon.  The march will begin at Butaryone Bus Stop, Insein Road, head south on Insein Road …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (29 August 2018) Location: Yangon – Mandalay Highway, Bago Region, Burma Event: There is flooding on the Yangon – Mandalay highway between mile marker 151/1 and 160, south of Naypyitaw, due to water leakage from the Swa Dam.  This part of the Yangon-Mandalay highway is currently closed. …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (21 August 2018) Location: Rakhine State, Burma Event: Due to the upcoming anniversary of the August 25, 2017 ARSA attacks and the potential for civil disturbance, official Embassy staff travel is suspended for the remainder of August 2018 for the northern Rakhine State townships of Maungdaw, Rathedaung, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 Elections

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 Elections 16 August 2018 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. Your Vote Counts!  Did you know …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder – Meeting with U.S. Embassy Staff in Mandalay Tomorrow

Message for U.S. Citizens:   Reminder – Meeting with U.S. Embassy Staff in Mandalay Tomorrow 6 August 2018 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. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Calling New Citizen Liaison Volunteers!

Message for U.S. Citizens: Calling New Citizen Liaison Volunteers! 02 August 2018  THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. The U.S. Embassy is recruiting …

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Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (July 25, 2018) Location: Burma Event: The Embassy of the United States of America in Rangoon has updated our travel advisory for Burma.  Changes from our previous travel advisory include updated advice for travelers to Muse, Mogaung, and Hsipaw townships.  The advisory can be found at this link: …

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Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (June 6, 2018) Location: Burma Event: The Embassy of the United States of America in Yangon has updated our travel advisory for Burma. The advisory can be found at this link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Burma.html , and is also copied below for your convenience: Burma — Travel Advisory — Level 1 Exercise …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (May 30, 2018) Location: Myitkyina City, Kachin State, Burma Events: The Embassy of the United States of America in Yangon has rescinded its recommendation that Embassy staff temporarily postpone all non-essential travel to Myitkyina City, Kachin State. This decision was made due to relative calm in Myitkyina …

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Weather Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Location: Rakhine State, Ayeyarwady Division, and Yangon Division, Burma Events: A tropical depression has formed in the Bay of Bengal and is moving towards Rakhine State. The most recent Joint Typhoon Warning Center update stated that “the potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is upgraded to high.” …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Location: Myitkyina City, Kachin State, Burma Events: On May 15, 2018 at approximately 11:30 P.M., two explosions occurred along the Myitkyina – Mandalay railway line outside the Namtee railway station.  The explosions caused a train carrying soldiers to derail.  There were no reported casualties. Also, the Myanmar military has recently established temporary checkpoints on airport roads …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (11 April 2018) Location: Burma, whole country Event: Burma will celebrate Thingyan, the largest festival of the year, from April 13-17, 2018.  Festive gatherings during Thingyan can lead to increased incidents of drunk driving, increased crime, and unexpected violence.  Urban traffic will be more congested than normal.  …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (10 April 2018) Location: Tanai and Hpakant Townships, Kachin State Event: The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) has issued a public notice warning residents in these townships that it intends to launch a widespread offensive against the Myanmar Army.  Violence between the KIA and the Myanmar Army has …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Follow us – @ACSRangoon on Twitter [March 12, 2018]

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. We are very excited to announce the launch of our new Twitter account,  @ACSRangoon .  We have been …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Temporary Suspension of U.S. Government Travel to Sittwe and Northern Rakhine

THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN RANGOON IS TRANSMITTING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION THROUGH THE EMBASSY WARDEN SYSTEM AS A PUBLIC SERVICE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN BURMA. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. On Wednesday, November 22, U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson announced a …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 9/11 Anniversary Security Advisory

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 9/11 Anniversary Security Advisory September 8, 2017   On Monday, we will observe the 16th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. This anniversary should serve as a sobering reminder of the continued threat we face from terrorism. While the Embassy does not have any specific information about potential …

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