Alert – U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (5 April 2020)

Location:  Burma Event: Nearly 100 seats remain available for  tomorrow’s repatriation flight .  If you have not confirmed your seat and you wish to join tomorrow’s flight please follow the below instructions. Based on current demand, we expect this will be the only Embassy-organized repatriation flight back to the United States. Those passengers who already came to the Embassy and confirmed …

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Alert: Seats Still Available for U.S. Citizens – Repatriation Flight Update

Alert – U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (5 April 2020)   Location:  Burma   Event:   We have seats still available for U.S. citizens for tomorrow’s repatriation flight .  All U.S. citizens who have not yet confirmed their seat on tomorrow’s flight, and are interested in joining the repatriation flight should come to the U.S. Embassy in Yangon today …

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Alert: U.S. Citizen Repatriation Flight Information

3 April 2020 Location:  Burma Event: The U.S. Embassy has tentative approval for a repatriation flight for U.S. citizens on April 6, 2020. The flight will fly from Yangon to San Francisco on a chartered aircraft. We are waiting to confirm times for departure and arrival. The flight is still awaiting landing approval from the …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Alert – U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (2 April 2020) Location:  Burma Event:   The U.S. Embassy is actively pursuing options for U.S. citizens to return to the United States.  In the last 24 hours several commercial “relief flight” options became available.  These include: Myanmar Airways International (MAI) is offering flights from Yangon to Seoul on …

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Alert: Repatriation Flight for U.S. Citizens

Alert – U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (1 April 2020)   Location:  Burma   Event:  The U.S. Embassy is attempting to coordinate a repatriation flight for U.S. citizens with valid U.S. passports leaving from Yangon within the next week and returning to the United States.   The date of the flight is not set, however we …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

27 March 2020 Location:  Burma Event:  The Ministry of Health and Sports has confirmed five cases of COVID-19 in Burma. The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  for COVID-19. The government of the People’s Republic of China suspended visa-free international transit of China beginning March 28, 2020. There are very few remaining flights departing Burma …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update – Bangkok Transit and International Flight Availability from Yangon

25 March 2020 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 Royal Thai Government has temporarily suspended its requirement for a COVID-negative medical certificate …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Update – International Flight Availability from Yangon and Entry Requirement Changes

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. 24 March 2020 Outbound Travel from Myanmar International outbound flight availability significantly decreased …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (21 March 2020)

Location:  Burma   Event:  There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Burma.   The government of Burma has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Starting 12:00 A.M. on March 21, 2020, all travelers arriving to Burma who were in the United States or transited the United States …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Further Changes to Embassy Operations

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and consistent with Myanmar government recommendations to avoid large gatherings, the U.S. Embassy has taken further steps to increase social distancing, including on Embassy premises. Starting on Monday, March 23, only employees deemed “Mission Critical” will be permitted access to the Embassy facility.  All others will telework. The provision …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: International Flight Availability from Yangon

19 March 2020   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.   Due to increasing immigration restrictions instituted by countries around the world and …

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Information for Visa Applicants Regarding COVID-19

Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the United States Embassy in Rangoon, Burma, is suspending routine non-immigrant and immigrant visa appointments. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date at this time. U.S. citizen services and diplomatic/official visa processing will continue without interruption. Non-Immigrant Visa Applicants: …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes to U.S. Embassy Operations

18 March 2020   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.   As the Myanmar government is responsibly moving to reduce risks, including from …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Location:  Burma Event:  On March 16, 2020, the Ministry of Health and Sports announced that there are zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Burma. The government of Burma has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little …

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

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 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.   Reminder – please RSVP by noon tomorrow if you haven’t yet done so.  For those who …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizen Town Hall in Yangon, March 5, 2020

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 28 February 2020   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 Myanmar are invited to a town hall with …

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COVID-19 Information

Updated: April 1, 2020 Repatriation Flight: The U.S. Embassy is attempting to coordinate a repatriation flight for U.S. citizens leaving from Yangon within the next week and returning to the United States. The destination in the U.S. is not yet determined.  The flight will not be free.  The cost of the flight will be comparable …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Protection Measures during the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

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 MYANMAR.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern for the novel coronavirus …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

31 January 2020 Location: Myanmar Event: The Department of State updated the travel advisory for China to Level 4: Do Not Travel.  On January 30, the World Health Organization has determined the rapidly spreading outbreak constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (30 January 2020)

Location: Myanmar   Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China due to an ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, which can be spread from person to person.  There are so far no identified cases in Myanmar.  Myanmar authorities have …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Upcoming Coffee Hours in Nyaungshwe and Taunggyi with Embassy Staff, January 22 and 23, 2020

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 MYANMAR.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. U.S. Embassy consular staff will visit Nyaungshwe on Wednesday, January 22 and Taunggyi on Thursday, January 23.  …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Location:  Myanmar Event:  There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2020 Election

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for the House and Senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

06 December 2019 Location:  Yangon and various other cities across Myanmar Event: Demonstrations in support of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are planned for Yangon and Mandalay on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.  The demonstration in Yangon will be held at Mahabandoola Park from 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M.  The Embassy expects similar demonstrations …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Location:  Lashio, Shan State, Myanmar Event:  Initial reports indicate that multiple rockets were fired in Lashio town on Saturday, November 16.  One rocket hit the Lashio airport runway, which caused the Myanmar government to temporarily close the airport.  Another rocket hit a civilian residential area.  The airport is now open and security services have increased …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Coffee Hour with Embassy Staff in Myitkyina, Nov 15

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 MYANMAR.  PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD. The U.S. Embassy Consular Section is pleased to announce that we will be holding a no-host “coffee …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (05 November 2019)

Location:  Rakhine State, Myanmar Event:  Recent months have seen increasing armed conflict in northern Rakhine State, including this week’s abduction of five foreign nationals.  Armed groups have targeted public transit routes and have kidnapped persons regardless of their affiliation to the Burmese security forces. Actions to Take: Do not travel to Buthidaung, Kyauktaw, Maungdaw, Minbya, …

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Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (October 8, 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 3 – Reconsider Travel to Lashio township in Shan State due …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Changes in Polio Vaccine Recommendations

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 World Health Organization (WHO) has recently  recommended changes  to Polio vaccinations for adults and children in Myanmar.  Between …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Location:  Major cities in Myanmar, specifically Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw, and Mandalay Event:  Myanmar security forces are investigating reports of potential attacks in Nay Pyi Taw on September 26, October 16, and October 26, and in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, and Mandalay in the coming months. Actions to Take: Review your personal security plans and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Meeting with U.S. Embassy Staff in Mandalay on October 3

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. U.S. Embassy staff will be visiting Mandalay on October 3, and are interested in meeting with U.S. …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Reminder: U.S. Citizen Town Hall in Yangon, September 25, 2019

18 September 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 Myanmar are invited to a U.S. citizen …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Location:  Eastern Mandalay Division and Northern Shan State, Burma Event:  This is an update to our security alert from August 19, 2019.  Some roads have re-opened in eastern Mandalay Division and northern Shan State.  U.S. Embassy staff may now travel between Pyin Oo Lwin and Nawnghkio. Actions to Take: Do not travel along Highway 3 …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Citizen Town Hall in Yangon, September 25, 2019

5 September 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 Myanmar are invited to a U.S. citizen …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Location: All regions of Burma Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 travel notice for travelers to Burma due to a polio outbreak.  The notice can be read here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/polio-myanmar . Actions to Take: All travelers to Burma should be vaccinated fully against polio. Adults who completed their …

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Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (August 20, 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 Hsipaw and Hseni townships in Shan State due to civil unrest and armed conflict. Our …

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

Location:  Eastern Mandalay Division and Northern Shan State, Burma Event:  Fighting continues between the Burmese security forces and ethnic armed groups in eastern Mandalay Division and northern Shan State.  Over the August 17-18 weekend, armed engagements spread northeast in Shan State, reaching areas northeast of Lashio.  Many roads, railways, and bridges between townships in northern …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Armed Engagements between Pyin Oo Lwin and Nawnghkio 15 August 2019 Location:  Eastern Mandalay Division and Northern Shan State, Burma Event:  There are reports of ongoing armed engagements between the Burmese military and ethnic armed organizations in the area between Pyin Oo Lwin and Nawnghkio. As of the afternoon of August 15, 2019, roads and …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Save the Date – U.S. Citizen Town Hall in Yangon

September 25, 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 MYANMAR. PLEASE DISSEMINATE THIS MESSAGE TO ALL U.S. CITIZENS IN YOUR ORGANIZATION OR NEIGHBORHOOD.  U.S. Citizens in Myanmar: please save the date on your calendar for a U.S. …

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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (August 2, 2019)   Location:  Yangon, Burma   Event:  There will be a demonstration tomorrow, August 3, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. regarding the recent U.S. government visa designations on high-ranking Burmese military officials.  Protestors will gather east of the Shwedagon Pagoda near the Shwe Gone Daing …

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Health Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

29 July 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 July 30, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. due to maintenance on the water supply system. The list of affected townships includes: Ahlone, Bahan, Botahtaung, Dagon, Hlaing, Insein, …

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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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